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Tag & Release Sailfish Boardshorts

Size chart
Size Guide for Boardshorts

Go with your usual size, these fit true to size.

Don't know your size? Measure where you like your pants to sit at your waist, in inches. Subtract 2 inches from this measurement to determine your numeric size.

Numeric Size Waist Circumference (Inches) Inseam (Inches) Outseam (Inches)
29 31" 8" 19"
31 33" 8" 19"
33 35" 8" 19"
35 37" 8" 19"
37 39" 8" 19"
39 41" 8" 19"

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Iridescent blues, metallic silvers and golden copper hues flash and reflect the light as a sailfish shifts its colors with it’s changing mood. Specialized, pigment containing cells within the skin called chromatophores and iridophores receive signals from the nervous system, resulting in a startling display of colors from what many consider to be the fastest fish in the sea.

    • Light weight, durable, 2 way stretch for optimal comfort, movement, and shape retention
    • Self-draining, self-stowing (packs down into itself for travel) side pocket with corrosion resistant zipper and key loop
    • Durable button fly for long lasting comfort
    • Paracord tie at waist is rot, mildew, and abrasion resistant, and has a tensile strength >200 lbs
    • 100% chlorine, sun, saltwater and sunscreen resistant
    • UPF 50+ sun protection (max rating achievable)
    • 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)

UPF 50+ Sun Protection (Max Rating Achievable)

100% Fade-Proof From Chlorine, Sun & Saltwater

Anti-Microbial = Smell-Resistant

Fibers Mechanically Engineered For Quick-Dry & Moisture-Wicking

Made From Recycled Materials

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Advocate Apparel Inspired by sailfish (Istiophorus)

Sailfish (Istiophorus), also known as billfish (along with swordfish, marlin, and spearfish) are characteristically known for their elongated nasal bones which form the “bill”, and their dorsal fin (known as a sail) that stretches the length of their back. Their aerodynamic bodies and long bills are built for speed, and many consider them to be the fastest fish in the ocean. This speed, agility, and dynamic nature make them one of the world's most renowned sportfish for recreational anglers.

Our purpose in creating this print is to tell the story of these fish and capture some of the iridescent colors that make them so special. As one of the ocean's top predators, they play an important role in the ecosystem and as prized sportfish they sustain important recreational fisheries, making them both economically and culturally important. We believe fishermen (and women!) can be some of the strongest advocates for the ocean and the species that inhabit it. Our Tag & Release Sailfish print represents this exciting species and promotes responsible fishing practices.These include tag & release fishing and minimizing the stress experienced by a fish while caught. Continued research, education, and responsible policy management benefits both sailfish populations and the recreational fishing industry that advocates for them.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to The Billfish Foundation (TBF)

"Waterlust's partnership with The Billfish Foundation is invaluable. Through their products and platform, we can introduce people to billfish (possibly for the first time) and their importance to the ecosystem and communities alike. The funding from their advocacy apparel supports the projects that are the cornerstones (research, advocacy, and education) of TBF’s success in billfish conservation."

Peter Chaibongsai, Director of Conservation Programs

The Billfish Foundation (TBF)

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Daniel Jacobs (Pittsburgh, PA, US)

Thank you again, perfect fit (35)

Ann Soule (Seattle, WA, US)
Sweet gift for my hubby

The blue on the sailfin board shorts is a really great color, and the pattern overall looks good. Love the quality fabric and construction, as usual for Waterlust! I got him the sockeye salmon shorts a few years ago but didn't understand to get a size smaller than his waist. This time we got it just right and they fit, not baggy.

Rowland Barbara (Anchorage, AK, US)
Nicely made, stylish

These were a Christmas gift for my husband. He loves them! They look great on him, and appear to be very well made.

L.T. (Brampton, ON, CA)
Just pure class

I own 2 pairs and they are insanely good! Wore them to cedar point was there for 14 hours and they never fall down. Wish I could collect them all. Keep up tue good work guys

Sean Rochette (Neptune City, NJ, US)
Great shorts but

Like these shorts but the draw string comes undone almost immediately. You have to double knot it or you will have to tie them back up every 5 minutes.

Jane Wolford (Longmont, CO, US)
Thank you

I ordered the wrong size board shorts for my son, the return process was done with ease and efficiency, the product is AMAZING.