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Tiger Shark Trailblazer 4 Inch Shorts

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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.

    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. 4' inseam with longer length in the back to flatter your curves while keeping you covered
    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 (max rating achievable)
  • 88% Repreve® RPET (recycled polyester made from post-consumer plastic bottles), 12% spandex

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 tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier)

Tiger sharks 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.

5% of sales from your purchase of this product are donated to the Shark Research and Conservation Program at the University of Miami

"We are so proud of our collaboration with Waterlust. Not only does their support help enable our shark conservation research, but the apparel itself is a walking billboard for marine conservation. I love it when people on the street stop to ask me about my tiger shark board shorts. It's an opportunity to start a conversation about the wonders and perils faced by sharks and how the average person can help make a difference.”

Neil Hammerschlag, Ph.D.

the Shark Research and Conservation Program at the University of Miami

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Alyssia May-Jung (Milwaukee, WI, US)
Great Shark Shorts

Im a nonbinary person and swimshopping is a nightmare. i really struggle to find swim bottoms that come up high enough to cover my back end and dont slide when i get in the water. these fit great, covered every thing and stayed on, i do wish they came in the little bit longer short but it wasnt a deal breaker for me.Ive also had suits that dont hold up well in salt water, not these bad boys, still as sleek as day 1 no pilling or thinning material. I love how cool the shark pattern makesme feel too and the sustainable packaging and little postcard with information about tiger sharks, super cool company overall.

Hollie Mapp (Pigeon Forge, TN, US)

I have been eyeing these forever I finally ordered and I will be buying lots more. The material is so soft and the colors are beautiful !!!

Mara Restelli (Malé, 26, MV)
Tiger shorts

Amazing style super comfortable material I’m obsessed how they are together with my tiger shark body suit. Definitely another top fav piece from waterlust

Alyson Church
Great swim shorts

As a curvier woman who often has issues with swim shorts being too tight on my thighs, I was pleasantly surprised how these shorts fit. Comfortable and flattering. Great customer service as well!

Lindsey (Dayton, OH, US)
Love it!

This is my second swimsuit bottom from Waterlust and I love it just as much as the first! It fits great, is very comfortable, and holds up very well (my original swimsuit is still in amazing shape after many years of constant use). Love the pattern as well. Waterlust staff are also great to work with and always willing to answer questions

Meghan Peterson (Las Vegas, NV, US)

Fit comfortably and stay put well when wet. They slide up a little but all shorts do on my thighs.