Shop board shorts for the whole family at Anaconda. Our boardies offer extra UV protection, while maintaining the freedom to run, jump & ride the waves!

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Boardies, also known as board shorts, are initially designed for surfing. However, they have become increasingly popular for a variety of water sports or just for chilling at the beach. They have become synonymous with beachwear across Australia, and ideal for pairing with one of our rashies for extra safety. At Anaconda, we have boardies for men, women and children, with a range of colours and styles available. Get kitted out for summer and be the coolest kid at the beach with our top range of board shorts.

Discover A Range Of Benefits To Wearing Board Shorts

Boardies are the perfect option if you are at the beach, and they will help to protect you, provide extra coverage, and come in a range of funky designs. If you are a surfer, then board shorts are an essential part of your kit. They will help to stop the wax you use on your board from irritating your hair and skin on your legs. Choose shorts with stretch to allow for unrestricted movement and performance on the waves. These beach classics also provide extra protection from the sun's damaging UV rays, while making sure that you are still able to move as you wish. Board shorts are a necessity in your wardrobe so shop now and be prepared for those summer days on the beach.

Boardies FAQs

What are board shorts?

Boardshorts are a type of unisex swimwear that can also double up as beachside casual wear Typically knee length with a loose fit, board shorts are also known as surf trunks or "boardies" in Australia. Unlike swim trunks, board shorts do not have a mesh inner liner, as these can impede movement, fill up with water and lead to unwanted chafing.

What to wear under board shorts

While some surfers prefer to stay au naturel underneath their board shorts, many prefer to wear a pair of swim briefs underneath. Women can choose to combine their boardies with a bikini or wear them over the top of a one piece swimsuit.

What are board shorts made of?

Boardies are designed to be quick-drying and are generally made from strong and smooth polyester or nylon material.

How to wash & care for boardies

To keep your boardies in the best possible condition, it is vital that they are washed properly. Always check the individual manufacturer's care instructions prior to washing your garment. After each use, rinse out your shorts properly in cold water, to remove salt or any other debris from the sea. If your board shorts machine washable, it's advisable to only wash them on a cool setting. Use only mild detergents and do not use any fabric conditioner. Turn your shorts inside out when you are drying them, to prevent colours from fading.


At Anaconda you can find everything you need for safe fun in the sun! Our swim & surf wear range includes rashies, wetsuits, swimsuits and swimming goggles to kit out the whole family. Get ready for summer water fun with our selection of stand up paddle boards, bodyboards, beach surf accessories and more from our beach & surf range. Shop it all online and choose convenient home delivery or click & collect, or make your purchases at your local Anaconda store. Anaconda Adventure Club members also benefit from exclusive deals and membership prices, so if you're not already a member make sure you sign up today!



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