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Perfect fit and great design with side pocket the styling and look are Awesome

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J.G.
TIGER SHARK TRAILBLAZER BOARD SHORTS

From recycled material... I’m very impressed with the detail to quality that went into sourcing the varies materials to bring to market absolutely hands down the best board shorts I’ve ever owned. Then Waterlust ties to the fabric the amazing designs that are born from various conservation programs. Even the packaging the board shorts arrived in is very clever. Love the Waterlust brand and what it represents, will definitely be placing more orders. Wishing Waterlust all the best!

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T.T.

Wow! The material is beautiful! I’m so excited to give these to my boyfriends brother for Christmas! He’s just got back from tiger beach and got some dope shots of the tigers and hammers ! @ sharkbite_diving!
My boyfriend is so jealous the my mom got him the whale shark ones for his up coming dive with the whale sharks ! Absolutely worth every penny! ( pictures to come )

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T.G.

The material is heavy duty and has good stretch to it. I like the button mid-fly rather than Velcro - Velcro in that sensitive area would be bad! I really like the carabiner loop for my keys. I wish more apparel would have this, especially since I wear boardies for everyday activities and not just to get in the water. I would recommend buying a size smaller than you think you are! I am a solid 33 or 34, and the 32 is a nice modern fit on me. I have full range of motion and they aren't tight, while at the same time I don't have to worry about them falling down. Nice snug comfy fit. I like the zip pocket on the side. I have had every possible combination of pockets on boardies and this is the way to go. Pockets in the back are no good because you don't want to sit down on your phone! Velcro wears out and then you have to worry about wax, keys, etc. falling out of the pocket while surfing or swimming and that's why the zip is the way to go. The pattern is definitely unique and that suits me. It's nice to see some Waterlust love for the guys! Keep it coming.

Tiger Shark Trailblazer Boardshorts

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10% of profits donated to the Shark Research and Conservation Program at UM

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Intimidating stripes cover one of the ocean’s largest apex predators. Sitting atop the marine food pyramid, tiger sharks play a significant role in balancing the tropical and temperate water ecosystem, which is why we celebrate their beauty and support research that informs management of their population.

    • 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)

ADVOCATE APPAREL INSPIRED BY one of the ocean's largest predators,THE tiger SHARK (galeocerdo cuvier)

Shark Research and Conservation Program Logo10% of profits from your purchase will go directly toward the Shark Research and Conservation (SRC) Program at the University of Miami,helping to fund important research focused on the ecology, movement and conservation of tiger sharks as well as other local shark species. In addition to research, the SRC program is actively aimed at student education and community outreach through extensive citizen science and internship programs.

Tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) are classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as “Near Threatened”, and thus, research, education and outreach is essential to ensuring healthy populations. As one of the ocean’s largest predators, these critical species sit at the top of the food chain, helping to regulate the delicate balance of populations of those beneath in the ecosystem. Decreased populations can result in trophic cascades, impacting the abundance and behavior of other species lower on the food chain. Multiple research methods have shown that some species of sharks have declined in population by 90% or more during the last several decades in areas where they were formerly abundant. These declines are due to direct targeting in commercial fisheries, mostly for their fins and sometimes meat. Additionally, sharks are often caught unintentionally as bycatch in many other fisheries, caught and killed in some recreational fisheries (unlike catch and release), and may also be impacted by humans more indirectly through threats like habitat loss, pollution, and human-driven declines in the fish species sharks rely on for food.

Tiger shark research tagging

A female tiger shark rests on the submerged platform with a water pump flushing oxygenated ocean water over its gills as the team attaches a satellite tag. Image by Jim Abernethy.

Tiger shark diving

Neil Hammerschlag, Director of SRC, deploying a Nat Geo Crittercam and acoustic tag on a free swimming tiger. Image by Brian Skerry

Sharks have been in the ocean for more than 450 million years. Granted, they’ve evolved a bit since then, but they’ve survived five major extinction events! Help us to celebrate these amazing animals, support research to inform management of their populations, and use your gear as a conversation piece to educate others.

Learn more about some of the research conducted by the Shark Research and Conservation Program. This Waterlust video explains the findings of a paper published in the scientific journal of Diversity and Distributions entitled "Use of marine protected areas and exclusive economic zones in the subtropical western North Atlantic Ocean by large highly mobile sharks."

The study investigated the core home habitat use of bull, great hammerhead and tiger sharks tagged in waters off south Florida and the northern Bahamas to understand if these highly mobile shark species might benefit from spatial protection, such as marine protected areas (MPAs).

Click here for the link to the full paper.

Made from recycled materials

We strive to create high quality products with the least environmental impact possible - VISIT OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS PAGE HERE TO LEARN MORE

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
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(4)
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T
T.T.

Perfect fit and great design with side pocket the styling and look are Awesome

J
J.G.
TIGER SHARK TRAILBLAZER BOARD SHORTS

From recycled material... I’m very impressed with the detail to quality that went into sourcing the varies materials to bring to market absolutely hands down the best board shorts I’ve ever owned. Then Waterlust ties to the fabric the amazing designs that are born from various conservation programs. Even the packaging the board shorts arrived in is very clever. Love the Waterlust brand and what it represents, will definitely be placing more orders. Wishing Waterlust all the best!

T
T.T.

Wow! The material is beautiful! I’m so excited to give these to my boyfriends brother for Christmas! He’s just got back from tiger beach and got some dope shots of the tigers and hammers ! @ sharkbite_diving!
My boyfriend is so jealous the my mom got him the whale shark ones for his up coming dive with the whale sharks ! Absolutely worth every penny! ( pictures to come )

T
T.G.

The material is heavy duty and has good stretch to it. I like the button mid-fly rather than Velcro - Velcro in that sensitive area would be bad! I really like the carabiner loop for my keys. I wish more apparel would have this, especially since I wear boardies for everyday activities and not just to get in the water. I would recommend buying a size smaller than you think you are! I am a solid 33 or 34, and the 32 is a nice modern fit on me. I have full range of motion and they aren't tight, while at the same time I don't have to worry about them falling down. Nice snug comfy fit. I like the zip pocket on the side. I have had every possible combination of pockets on boardies and this is the way to go. Pockets in the back are no good because you don't want to sit down on your phone! Velcro wears out and then you have to worry about wax, keys, etc. falling out of the pocket while surfing or swimming and that's why the zip is the way to go. The pattern is definitely unique and that suits me. It's nice to see some Waterlust love for the guys! Keep it coming.