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Billabong Metallica
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Billabong Metallica

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Billabong Metallica

£54

This is the second year Billabong have teamed up with Metallica to create a pair of boardies. They're available in white or black, have a massive Metallica logo on the back and come with a wax comb shaped like a guitar pick. Perfect for slashing up waves or crowd surfing.
 
Go to billabong.com (opens in new tab) for more information.


DC Lanai Essential

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DC Lanai Essential

£40

Light, roomy and breathable, these board shorts offer lots of freedom of movement while you're surfing and dry quickly when it's time to chill on the beach. The colouring will make you a popular chap in Ireland, too.

For more information, go to dcshoes.com (opens in new tab)


Rip Curl Sharks Grill

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Rip Curl Sharks Grill

£55

No mistaking these as anything other than board shorts thanks to their fetching shaka hand pattern. White shorts can become embarrassingly see-through but the polyester these are made of is thick enough to stop that. They've also got an elasticated fly section so there's no danger of you hanging out while you hang ten.

For more information, go to ripcurl.eu (opens in new tab)


Patagonia Wavefarer

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Patagonia Wavefarer

£35

You won't find many companies as eco-friendly as Patagonia. In keeping with their dedication to protecting the planet, these shorts are recyclable. They also dry quickly, are super comfortable and, at a push, you could probably wear them for a round of golf.

For more information, go to patagonia.com (opens in new tab)


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