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P.B. (South Jordan, UT, US)
Love them

I ordered the whale shark 8” shorts, size small. I’m 5’5” and 118 lbs, 34 1/2 hips, 28 1/2 waist. They fit perfect, the fabric I so soft and they feel really comfortable . They hug your body and I think they will not ride up when putting on wetsuit. The pockets go all the way to the hem of the leg. I won’t be using them for a few more weeks but can’t wait. I had a few questions prior to ordering and used”contact us” and received the info I needed. I wish there were more choices in 8” style. I also wish there was a top with removable pads, especially with the compression of the fabric. I also ordered some swim shorts from another company with quick dry and SPF and they don’t compare to the ones from Waterlust.

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Maureen Beyer (Cairo, NY, US)
Comfortable & perfect fit.

Have not been in the water yet. Will be swimming with the whale sharks in July.

A
Amy Jamieson (Fishers, IN, US)

Whale Shark Warrior 8 Inch Shorts

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Cherie (Lexington, SC, US)
Love These Shorts!

These shorts are gorgeous and very well made. I love the whale shark print and will be buying some tights too!

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Karen Gelb (St Louis, MO, US)
I'm a shark!

I am in absolute love with my purchase!! Such a beautiful whale shark pattern, fintastic feel, very comfy and nice material. It feels very breathable and I can easily move about without feeling limited. The sizes I ordered are spot on too. I also feel really good about Waterlust's purpose and integrity as a company and donating to various marine organizations through my purchase.

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FW (Purley, ENG, GB)
Great shorts, perfect length!

I was looking for shorts a little longer than the short shorts and these are perfect! It really helped having all the different models of different shapes and sizes as I am only 5'1" and could see how they might fit by looking at how the different models wore them. Excellent work Waterlust, it makes a refreshing change to see products on models a similar size and shape to me!

Whale Shark Warrior 8 Inch Shorts

Environmental Impact

10% of profits donated to the Marine Megafauna Foundation

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. Streamlined pockets on the side of both legs for your phone, wallet, snacks or sunscreen
    2. Fibers mechanically engineered for quick dry, moisture wicking and breathability
    3. Resilient 4-way stretch and recovery for shape retention in and out of the water
    4. 8 inch inseam
    5. Tag-less, wide waistband for comfort, added security and fold over option
    6. 100% chlorine, sun, saltwater and sunscreen resistant
    7. UPF 50+ sun protection (highest rating achievable)
  • 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

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

Based on 33 reviews
91%
(30)
6%
(2)
0%
(0)
3%
(1)
0%
(0)
P
P.B. (South Jordan, UT, US)
Love them

I ordered the whale shark 8” shorts, size small. I’m 5’5” and 118 lbs, 34 1/2 hips, 28 1/2 waist. They fit perfect, the fabric I so soft and they feel really comfortable . They hug your body and I think they will not ride up when putting on wetsuit. The pockets go all the way to the hem of the leg. I won’t be using them for a few more weeks but can’t wait. I had a few questions prior to ordering and used”contact us” and received the info I needed. I wish there were more choices in 8” style. I also wish there was a top with removable pads, especially with the compression of the fabric. I also ordered some swim shorts from another company with quick dry and SPF and they don’t compare to the ones from Waterlust.

M
Maureen Beyer (Cairo, NY, US)
Comfortable & perfect fit.

Have not been in the water yet. Will be swimming with the whale sharks in July.

A
Amy Jamieson (Fishers, IN, US)

Whale Shark Warrior 8 Inch Shorts

C
Cherie (Lexington, SC, US)
Love These Shorts!

These shorts are gorgeous and very well made. I love the whale shark print and will be buying some tights too!

K
Karen Gelb (St Louis, MO, US)
I'm a shark!

I am in absolute love with my purchase!! Such a beautiful whale shark pattern, fintastic feel, very comfy and nice material. It feels very breathable and I can easily move about without feeling limited. The sizes I ordered are spot on too. I also feel really good about Waterlust's purpose and integrity as a company and donating to various marine organizations through my purchase.

F
FW (Purley, ENG, GB)
Great shorts, perfect length!

I was looking for shorts a little longer than the short shorts and these are perfect! It really helped having all the different models of different shapes and sizes as I am only 5'1" and could see how they might fit by looking at how the different models wore them. Excellent work Waterlust, it makes a refreshing change to see products on models a similar size and shape to me!