The Best Sea-Inspired Boardshorts of Summer

There’s always a good excuse to pick up a new pair of boardshorts. Adding to the mix is this collection of fun designs that take their inspiration from the ocean.

The Leaping Dolphins Boardshort by Captain Fin has a bright orange base color, that gets the addition of dancing dolphins and sailboats. Or try a reverse colorway, brought to you by Ambsn, with a navy base, and a more cartooned version of sea life including friendly sharks.

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Billabong’s approach to an homage to the sea is outside of the water. In a collaboration with the foundation of Andy Warhol, the Sunset Lo Tides shorts come from a film the artist made in 1968 called San Diego Surf.

RVCA, Reef, Boardies and Barney Cools  all take their own unique approach to boardies with an aquatic feel. Get a pair, and get ready to jump into the nearest body of water.

The Leaping Dolphins Boardshort by Captain Fin, $64, is made of 4-way stretch fabric, with a coated drawstring cord, and single-button minimal fly construction. 

Photo: Captain Fin

The See Animals Boardies by Ambsn, $56, are made of 100% Polyester Supreme Sued. 

Photo: Ambsn

It's sharks galore on the VA Boardshorts by RVCA, $55. 

Photo: RVCA

The  Map It 20" boardshorts by Reef, $59.50, have a length that hits just above the knee, and are made with 4-way stretch poly/elastane fabric. 

Photo: Reef

The Crazy Nautical Shorts by Boardies, $72.29, were design in collaboration with Le Bon Marché Paris. 

Photo: Boardies

The Amphibious Swim Short by Barney Cools, $79, work well in the water, and equally as well with a black tee and sneakers at the local dive bar. Day drink in these. 

Photo: Barney Cools

The Warholsurf Sunset Lo Tides by Billabong, $64.95, are inspired by Warhol’s 1968 underground film, “San Diego Surf”, and made from PCX recycled stretch fabric. 

Photo: Billabong