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Boardshorts are a style of men's swimwear that have long been associated with such watersports as surfing and wakeboarding but have grown in popularity outside of these sports in recent years. The name of "boardshorts" likely originates from their affiliation with sports that require a board, such as surfing. They are sometimes called "boardies" in slang, especially in Australia. Womans bathing suit, 1920s, USA A swimsuit (also swimmers), bathing suit (also bathers) or swimming costume (sometimes shortened to cozzie) is an item of clothing designed to be worn for swimming. ... Water sport most commonly refers to a sport which is played in the water. ... Surfing outside Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. ... Justin Abbott - Crow Mobe Wakeboarding is a surface Watersport. ... Surfing outside Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. ... Slang is the use of highly informal words and expressions that are not considered standard in the speakers dialect or language. ...

A boy wearing boardshorts
A boy wearing boardshorts

Boardshorts are normally longer than the common trunks, shorts, or the form-fitting speedo styles of swimwear and sometimes have a baggy appearance. They extend to the knee area or slightly above it in length. Many designs feature vibrant colorful patterns, Hawaiian floral images and highlighted stitching, however not all boardshorts have these designs. Trunks can mean: Trunks are a type of male swimwear and underwear. ... 1970s satin track shorts Catherine Bach popularised Daisy Dukes by wearing very short cut-off denim pants in The Dukes of Hazzard Hot pants with dark tights and knee-length boots Shorts are a garment worn by both men and women over their pelvic area and the upper part of... A speedo, which takes its name from the swimsuit brand Speedo, may refer to any briefs-style male swimsuit such as those used in competitive swimming, regardless of the actual manufacturer (see genericized trademark). ... Baggy was a British music scene popular in the early 1990s. ... For other uses, see Knee (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,941 sq mi (28,337 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ...

Boardshorts are especially popular in North America and became very popular outside of board sports especially as the skater punk fashion trend got underway. They are less popular in other parts of the world where other suit styles are preferred. World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Skate Punk (aka Skatepunk, Skate-punk, Sk8 Punk, Skate-thrash, or Skate-core) was originally a derivative of hardcore punk, so named because of its popularity among skateboarders. ...

Almost all swimsuit manufacturers and many designer brands now produce boardshorts. Some companies that specialize in the product include Billabong, Quiksilver, Killer Dana, Rip Curl and Speedo. There are even boardshort-specific retailers, which offer an assortment of boardshorts to the surfing public. It has been suggested that Monokini be merged into this article or section. ... Billabong is a clothing brand and public company (ASX: BBG) traded on the Australian Stock Exchange—as Billabong International—since 11 August 2000. ... Quiksilver logo The name of this clothing company is purposefully misspelled. ... Killer Dana is a surf shop located on the shores of Dana Point in Southern California, and officially opened for business on June 10, 1991. ... Rip Curl is a major Australian manufacturer and retailer of surfwear and surfgear (see surfing). ... The Speedo boomerang logo Speedo is a swimsuit manufacturer that began on Bondi Beach near Sydney Australia. ... Surfing outside Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. ...



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