Pick The Right Board Shorts For Your Body Shape This Summer

Tall or short, thin or big, there’s no reason you can’t look great at the beach.


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Tall or short, thin or big, there’s no reason you can’t look great at the beach, just make sure you get the fit right. Whether you need to buy a present for your mate or you want to be the freshest guy poolside and at the beach, this guide’s got you sorted.

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Tall Guys

Rule: Try swim shorts that hit right above the knee. This will give your body some proportion and even your height out. These are our top 3 picks for tall guys in summer 2019/20:

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Colour Block Swim Shorts

R 139.99

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Kona Amphibian Boardshorts

R 899.95

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Hurley Phantom Maritime Shorts

R 599.95

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Big Guys

Rule: Opt for something solid, darker colours will help you streamline your silhouette. These are our top 3 picks for big guys in summer 2019/20:

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Charcoal Printed Swim Shorts

R 139.99

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Navy Swim Shorts

R 139.99

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Quiksilver Highline Skull Chain Boardshorts

R 899.95

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Short Guys

Rule: Invest in a pair that hits around the mid-thigh area, gives the illusion of longer legs. These are our top 3 picks for short guys in summer 2019/20:

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Floral Printed Swim Shorts

R 139.99

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Everyday Volley Shorts (Black)

R 299.95 (was R599.95)

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Mustard Swim Shorts

R 139.99

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Slim Guys

Rule: If you want to look a little bigger, a bold print or colour will add some bulk to your frame. These are our top 3 picks for slim guys in summer 2019/20:

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Blue Floral Pattern Shorts

R 799.95

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Pineapple Print Shorts

R 799.95

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Everyday Blue Swim Shorts

R 599.95

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