Go-anywhere, Do-anything Surf Trunks

As timeless as a full-rail bottom turn off Sunset Beach, the Wavefarers are the foundation of Patagonia‘s board short collection. Redesigned with a trimmer silhouette through the thigh, seat and leg opening, they’re the ultimate go-anywhere, do-anything surf trunks.

PataMade of a light, durable and quick-drying 4.3-oz Supplex nylon with 50+ UPF sun protection and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish, the Wavefarers feature a natural fit and a 3-piece, self-lined waistband that contours to the hip. The forward inseam helps eliminate chafing in the water, and the flat-lying fly with single rubber button is optimized for comfort while paddling. Closure is a bartacked ladderlock drawstring for security and durability. Self-draining thigh pocket has a noncorroding plastic zipper, internal key loop and added zipper pull for ease of use.


  • Durable and quick-drying Supplex nylon, with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
  • 3-piece-self-lined waistband contours to hip; flat-lying fly with a rubber button and ladderlock drawstring closure; durable bartacked drawstring; mesh gasket easily drains.
  • Self-draining pocket on right thigh has a noncorrosive, recyclable plastic zipper; internal key loop and added zipper pull for ease of use.
  • Forward inseam helps eliminate chafing.
  • New, slightly trimmer silhouette on thigh, seat, and leg opening for ease of movement and better dry time.
  • 50+ UPF sun protection.


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