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Carrie Vijil (Lakeland, FL, US)
Awesome quality and looks great!

My son wanted the Whale Shark board shorts and rash guard for scuba diving. They look and fit amazing. He is 5’4”, 130 lbs and wears a men’s small in both the top and the shorts.

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Kerry R.

Whale Shark Warrior Boardshorts

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Capt Clay Ching (Honolulu, HI, US)
Perfect fit

This is my second pair and this was by actual waist size, little snugger and ties seem to not come loose like first pair

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Robbie (Miami, FL, US)
My go-to board shorts years later

I've been using these shorts for a few years as a professional scuba diver (and water/beach enthusiast). They've been with me on a couple hundred dives and have been abused by chlorine, salt, sun, sand, and rough boat decks. I understand that it's hard to believe me when I say that they are in the same condition now that they were when I bought them, but it's true. Despite all the abuse, there's no corrosion, the zipper on the pocket is smooth, the drawstring holds true, the colors are vibrant, and they still fit perfectly. The material is the ideal balance between being durable and lightweight/breathable. After a few years, my Waterlust board shorts continue to be my go-to choice anytime I'm going to be on, around, or in the water.

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Kaitlin Cox (Fayetteville, AR, US)
Quality

Got these for my husband. They fit perfectly and are really good quality. He’s only worn them to the pool once, but he said they are very comfortable.

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R. (Fountain Hills, AZ, US)
Quality construction, great fit, awesome print

Bought these for my husband for our shore time in the islands. They are so well constructed and fit him perfectly. He loves the whale shark print. They will be perfect for wear both in and out of the water.

Whale Shark Warrior Boardshorts

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10% of profits donated to the Marine Megafauna Foundation

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Characteristic spots and stripes adorn the largest fish in the sea forming an intricate pattern, like a warrior painted for battle. Scientists use these distinctive markings to identify individual whale sharks. Like a fingerprint, each is as unique and special as the last.

    1. Light weight, durable, 2 way stretch for optimal comfort, movement, and shape retention
    2. Self-draining, self-stowing (packs down into itself for travel) side pocket with corrosion resistant zipper and key loop
    3. Durable button fly for long lasting comfort
    4. Paracord tie at waist is rot, mildew, and abrasion resistant, and has a tensile strength >200 lbs
    5. 100% chlorine, sun, saltwater and sunscreen resistant
    6. UPF 50+ sun protection (max rating achievable)
    7. No mesh liner
  • Main fabric: 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

    Eyelets: brass

    Tie: high tensile strength nylon paracord

    Zipper: polyacetal resin (tough, high strength thermoplastic)

    Button: polyacetal resin (tough, high strength thermoplastic)

ADVOCATE APPAREL INSPIRED BY THE LARGEST FISH IN THE SEA,THE WHALE SHARK (RHINCODON TYPUS)

Marine Megafauna Foundation LogoWhale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are fish, not whales - allowing them to hold the esteemed title of "largest fish in the sea" (since sharks are fish too!). These charismatic creatures can reach lengths of 12 meters (40 feet) or more! Despite their large size, they feed on some of the smallest organisms in the sea, plankton. Hanging vertically in the water column they're able to suction feed and filter these tiny organisms through their gill rakers much like a giant vacuum cleaner pulls dust and dirt from a kitchen floor, filtering the fragments into its chamber within. Unfortunately, approximately 100 million sharks are killed every year by humans, through direct targeted fishing efforts as well as unintended bycatch from other fisheries. The whale shark is one species of shark that is particularly vulnerable to this commercial fishing due to their high value in international trade, in addition to their highly migratory nature and normally low abundance.

Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are fish, not whales - allowing them to hold the esteemed title of "largest fish in the sea" (since sharks are fish too!). These charismatic creatures can reach lengths of 12 meters (40 feet) or more! Despite their large size, they feed on some of the smallest organisms in the sea, plankton. Hanging vertically in the water column they're able to suction feed and filter these tiny organisms through their gill rakers much like a giant vacuum cleaner pulls dust and dirt from a kitchen floor, filtering the fragments into its chamber within. Unfortunately, approximately 100 million sharks are killed every year by humans, through direct targeted fishing efforts as well as unintended bycatch from other fisheries. The whale shark is one species of shark that is particularly vulnerable to this commercial fishing due to their high value in international trade, in addition to their highly migratory nature and normally low abundance.

Photo by Simon Pierce of The Marine Megafauna Foundation

Photo by The Madagascar Whale Shark Project

Research into the lives of these gentle giants can help us to manage their populations and keep these magnificent fish in the ocean where they belong. The Marine Megafauna Foundation is one group that is helping to shed light on the population structure, migratory patterns and the conservation requirements of these threatened sharks. Created in 2009, they aim to research, protect and conserve the large populations of marine megafauna (large marine species) found along the Mozambican coastline. Almost all whale sharks encountered by divers are juveniles and most are males. Where the school-bus-sized mature sharks swim, what they eat and where the females give birth has long been a mystery, however their team is now very close to making these discoveries. 10% of profits from your purchase will go to the Marine Megafauna Foundation for satellite tags that are needed to track the movements of these large female whale sharks.

Made from recycled materials

We strive to create high quality products with the least environmental impact possible - visit our sustainability page here to learn more

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Customer Reviews

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Carrie Vijil (Lakeland, FL, US)
Awesome quality and looks great!

My son wanted the Whale Shark board shorts and rash guard for scuba diving. They look and fit amazing. He is 5’4”, 130 lbs and wears a men’s small in both the top and the shorts.

K
Kerry R.

Whale Shark Warrior Boardshorts

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Capt Clay Ching (Honolulu, HI, US)
Perfect fit

This is my second pair and this was by actual waist size, little snugger and ties seem to not come loose like first pair

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Robbie (Miami, FL, US)
My go-to board shorts years later

I've been using these shorts for a few years as a professional scuba diver (and water/beach enthusiast). They've been with me on a couple hundred dives and have been abused by chlorine, salt, sun, sand, and rough boat decks. I understand that it's hard to believe me when I say that they are in the same condition now that they were when I bought them, but it's true. Despite all the abuse, there's no corrosion, the zipper on the pocket is smooth, the drawstring holds true, the colors are vibrant, and they still fit perfectly. The material is the ideal balance between being durable and lightweight/breathable. After a few years, my Waterlust board shorts continue to be my go-to choice anytime I'm going to be on, around, or in the water.

K
Kaitlin Cox (Fayetteville, AR, US)
Quality

Got these for my husband. They fit perfectly and are really good quality. He’s only worn them to the pool once, but he said they are very comfortable.

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R. (Fountain Hills, AZ, US)
Quality construction, great fit, awesome print

Bought these for my husband for our shore time in the islands. They are so well constructed and fit him perfectly. He loves the whale shark print. They will be perfect for wear both in and out of the water.

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