The boardshorts size chart

October 1, 2019 | Surfing
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Boardshorts are an essential piece of your surfing kit. Our comprehensive chart will help you get the size that fits you best.

Surfers love boardshorts, not only because they're designed to adapt to the body's continuous movements, but also because they're comfortable to wear outside the water.

However, it's essential to find the ideal size and, in many cases, specifications vary from brand to brand.

With our boardshorts size chart, you'll only need to measure yourself (waist/hip) to determine the right size of your favorite trunks.

Check out the charts for the most popular boardshorts manufacturers:

BILLABONG

Size (US)

XS / 28
XS / 29
S / 30
S / 31
M / 32
M / 33
L / 34
L / 35
XL / 36
XL / 38
XXL / 40
XXL / 42

Waist/Hip (Inches)

27.5-28.5'' / 36-37''
28.5-29.5'' / 37-38''
29.5-30.5'' / 38-39''
30.5-31.5'' / 39-40''
31.5-32.5'' / 40-41''
32.5-33.5'' / 41-42''
33.5-34.5'' / 42-43''
34.5-35.5'' / 43-44''
35.5-36.5'' / 44-45''
37.5-38.5'' / 46-47''
39.5-40.5'' / 48-49''
41.5-42.5'' / 50-51''

 

HURLEY

Size (US)

XS / 28
XS / 29
S / 30
S / 31
M / 32
M / 33
L / 34
L / 36
XL / 38
XL / 40
XXL / 42
XXL / 44

Waist/Hip (Inches)

27-28'' / 34.5-35.5''
28-29'' / 35.5-36.5''
29-30'' / 36.5-37.5''
30-31'' / 37.5-38.5''
31-32'' / 38.5-39.5''
32-33'' / 39.5-40.5''
33-34'' / 40.5-41.5''
34-36'' / 41.5-43.5''
36-38'' / 43.5-45.5''
38-40'' / 45.5-47.5''
40-42'' / 47.5-49.5''
42-44'' / 49.5-51.5''

 

O'NEILL

Size (US)

28
29
30
31
32
33
34
36
38
40
42
44

Hip (Inches)

29-29.5''
30-30.5''
31-31.5''
32-32.5''
33-33.5''
34-34.5''
35-35.5''
37-37.5''
39-39.5''
41-41.5''
43-43.5''
45-45.5''

 

PATAGONIA

Size (US)

XXS
XS
S
M
M
M
L
L
L
XL
XL
XXL
XXL
XXXL
XXXL

Waist (Inches)

26''
28''
29''
31''
32''
33''
34''
35''
36''
38''
40''
42''
44''
46''
48''

 

QUIKSILVER

Size (US)

XXS / 27
XS / 28
SM / 29-30
M / 32-33
L / 34-35
XL / 36-37
XXL / 38-39
XXXL / 40-44

Waist/Hip (Inches)

27.4'' / 34.4''
29.3'' / 36.4''
30.3-31.3'' / 37.4-38.4''
32.3-33.3'' / 39.4-40.4''
34.3-35.2'' / 41.3-42.5''
36.2-37.2'' / 43.3-44.3''
38.2-39.2'' / 45.3-46.3''
40.2-44.1'' / 47.2-51.2''

 

REEF

Size (US)

S / 28
S / 30
M / 31
M / 32
L / 33
L / 34
XL / 36
XL / 38
XXL / 40
XXL / 42

Waist (Inches)

30''
32''
33''
34''
35''
36''
38''
40''
42''
44''

 

RIP CURL

Size (US)

XS / 28
XS / 29
S / 30
S / 31
M / 32
M / 33
L / 34
XL / 36
XL / 38
XXL / 40
XXL / 42
XXXL / 44

Waist/Hip (Inches)

27.3'' / 33''
28.3'' / 34.2''
29.3'' / 35''
30.3'' / 36''
31.2'' / 37''
32.2'' / 38''
33.2'' / 39''
35'' / 41''
37'' / 42''
39'' / 43''
41'' / 44''
45'' / 45''

 

RVCA

Size (US)

XS / 26
XS / 28
S / 30
M / 31
M / 32
L / 33
L / 34
XL / 36
XXL / 38

Waist/Hip (Inches)

26'' / 33.5''
28'' / 35.5''
30'' / 37.5''
31'' / 38.5''
32'' / 39.5''
33'' / 40.5''
34'' / 41.5''
36'' / 43.5''
38'' / 45.5''

 

VANS

Size (US)

S
M
L
XL
XXL

Waist/Hip (Inches)

28-29'' / 36-36.5''
30-32'' / 37-39''
34-36'' / 41-43''
38-40'' / 45-47''
42'' / 49''

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