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Merman Camo 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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White sandy beaches may take the spotlight, but Florida is home to 1,000 freshwater springs, the highest density in the world. The springs are amazing at the surface, but grab your mask and jump in - another watery world awaits.

    1. Light weight, durable, 2 way stretch for optimal comfort, movement, and shape retention
    2. Self draining 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 (highest 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)

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 the Floridan Aquifer and springs

Florida evokes daydreams of white sandy beaches and palm trees – but perhaps the most magnificent water in Florida lies just out of sight. In the Sunshine State, water fills the limestone cavities of the Floridan aquifer beneath our feet. This is the source of drinking water for 92% of Floridians. But this water is not always hidden - where it finds its way to the surface, it forms marvelous freshwater springs, which support not only human life in Florida but also incredibly diverse and unique aquatic ecosystems. In fact, Florida is home to the highest density of freshwater springs in the world – more than 1,000 of them dot the karst landscape of the sunny peninsula.

Unfortunately, increasing development and growing pressures on water resources are having negative impacts on Florida’s springs. Over the past 15 or 20 years, Florida’s burgeoning population has had a plethora of consequences for the springs, namely decreases in flow due to over-pumping and a transition from native underwater grasses to nasty algae. Nitrate levels in the springs have skyrocketed and ecosystem dynamics have changed as food webs are altered.

10% of profits from your purchase of this product are donated to the Alachua Conservation Trust

"Thanks to the support of Waterlust and its customers, ACT's Young Leaders for Wild Florida Program continues to successfully provide youth education on freshwater springs protection and land protection to Florida's future generations of leaders. Partnering with Waterlust on these efforts is both rewarding and critical to conserving Florida's precious natural resources."

Tom Kay, Executive Director

the Alachua Conservation Trust

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Audrey Brandt (Riverview, FL, US)
OBSESSED with these shorts!

These shorts are absolutely fantastic. I love the zipper pocket. The material is incredibly high quality and the drawstring is sturdy. I spend a lot of time in the water at work and for recreation, so it is important that my swimwear is durable and fits well. I wish the sizing for the shorts was a little more specific. I also purchased the swim top from this collection, which fit perfectly thanks to the size chart. However, I ended up having to exchange the shorts for a smaller size because of the lack of specifics. That being said, both the top and the shorts are comfortable, durable, and I look forward to purchasing again when the time comes!

Susan Schonberg (Port Aransas, TX, US)

Merman Camo Boardshorts

C.Mack (Panama City, 8, PA)
Super pro!

Our surf instructors wear these shorts for teaching in. Not only are they durable and functional but they are beautiful and immediately spark conversations. The conservation story is fun to tell and share with our guests, inspires them, and helps to share our overall passion to be a part of making this world a better place and ties in perfectly with our Eco Resort mission.
Thank you for all you do WL!

Theresa Comber (Makawao, HI, US)
Merman Board Shorts

Excellent fit color design and function in the water on my Wing Board.

DouG (New Milford, CT, US)
Amazing Quality!!!

Just giot them and they are very comfortable dry and wet. they are top quality and seem liek they will be durabel for the long haul. Well thought out and designed. I am very pleased with my purchase and knowing i am supporting good causes. i highly recommend these.

Pamela Bonin (Denver, CO, US)
Gift Shorts

Bought these shorts as a gift for a male friend who has another pair in a different pattern. They hold up much better than the women’s sunsuits.