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Rebecca Carey (Washington, DC, US)
Received wrong size

Although I ordered Legendary, I received Extra Legendary. Which doesn't seem to be a bad thing. Yes, slightly bigger than I wanted, which could pose an issue while diving, however the shorts themselves are awesome! The print is spot on, the fabric appears to be of good quality. Looking forward to testing these out on our dive trip coming up.

Hi Rebecca - So sorry to hear you received the wrong size from what you ordered, thanks for letting us know! We're happy to exchange that out quickly for you, of course, and get you the size you ordered if you'd like? I'll shoot you a quick email now to see if we can help.

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Kayla M. (Albany, NY, US)
Super Comfy Shorts WITH POCKETS!!

I absolutely LOVE these shorts! They’re the perfect length for staying cool in the heat, but not feeling like you’re “not wearing enough clothes”. I am technically a Small and have a pair of the shorter shorts in that size, but I got these in a Medium and they’re just loose enough to be super comfy and perfect for everyday wear. ALSO - they have POCKETS!!! Like, nice deep pockets, that can even hold a swell bottle of necessary. I hate not having pockets and none of my other legging shorts have them, so this was a game changer - the fact that these are waterproof is just a bonus! I’ve been wearing them around my house all week! And this print is nice, but would love to see this style in some of the more colorful prints as well!

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Karen Harkins (Virginia Beach, VA, US)
Great swim shorts!

Love everything about these shorts: material, construction, side pockets, cause print, UPF factor, and especially length. Terrific fit and enjoy swimming and paddling in them in the ocean. So glad that they are made in Guatemala and not China!

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Katelyn Smith (Crestview, FL, US)
Love these shorts!

I prefer longer swimsuit shorts, and these were perfect and I love the material! The pockets are awesome- I know you wouldn’t normally need pockets in a swimsuit, but I was able to put my go pro in my pocket while paddle boarding, which was so handy.

I do wish these shorts had an inside liner though. That would be my only suggestion.

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Shannon Livingston (Winter Garden, FL, US)
Love my shorts!!! Whale shark 8 inch

I LOVE these shorts! They are super comfortable and don’t ride up. I wore them paddle boarding but if it was acceptable, I’d wear them for anything! Not only are they comfortable,but I felt they were flattering as well which isn’t something I say often...I felt confident in these shorts and that says a lot. I have the XL (extra legendary) in the 8 inch ....fully expect to buy more. Short story....highly recommend

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Jamie Pillert (Maumelle, AR, US)
Exceeded my expectations

Ordered the 8 in whale shark shorts. I love that this company uses recycled plastics to make these shorts. The material feels great. I followed the size chart and the fit is perfect. I like the high waist, feels secure. I will be ordering more from Waterlust!

Whale Shark Warrior 8 Inch Shorts

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10% of profits donated to the Marine Megafauna Foundation

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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 20 reviews
90%
(18)
5%
(1)
0%
(0)
5%
(1)
0%
(0)
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Rebecca Carey (Washington, DC, US)
Received wrong size

Although I ordered Legendary, I received Extra Legendary. Which doesn't seem to be a bad thing. Yes, slightly bigger than I wanted, which could pose an issue while diving, however the shorts themselves are awesome! The print is spot on, the fabric appears to be of good quality. Looking forward to testing these out on our dive trip coming up.

Hi Rebecca - So sorry to hear you received the wrong size from what you ordered, thanks for letting us know! We're happy to exchange that out quickly for you, of course, and get you the size you ordered if you'd like? I'll shoot you a quick email now to see if we can help.

K
Kayla M. (Albany, NY, US)
Super Comfy Shorts WITH POCKETS!!

I absolutely LOVE these shorts! They’re the perfect length for staying cool in the heat, but not feeling like you’re “not wearing enough clothes”. I am technically a Small and have a pair of the shorter shorts in that size, but I got these in a Medium and they’re just loose enough to be super comfy and perfect for everyday wear. ALSO - they have POCKETS!!! Like, nice deep pockets, that can even hold a swell bottle of necessary. I hate not having pockets and none of my other legging shorts have them, so this was a game changer - the fact that these are waterproof is just a bonus! I’ve been wearing them around my house all week! And this print is nice, but would love to see this style in some of the more colorful prints as well!

K
Karen Harkins (Virginia Beach, VA, US)
Great swim shorts!

Love everything about these shorts: material, construction, side pockets, cause print, UPF factor, and especially length. Terrific fit and enjoy swimming and paddling in them in the ocean. So glad that they are made in Guatemala and not China!

K
Katelyn Smith (Crestview, FL, US)
Love these shorts!

I prefer longer swimsuit shorts, and these were perfect and I love the material! The pockets are awesome- I know you wouldn’t normally need pockets in a swimsuit, but I was able to put my go pro in my pocket while paddle boarding, which was so handy.

I do wish these shorts had an inside liner though. That would be my only suggestion.

S
Shannon Livingston (Winter Garden, FL, US)
Love my shorts!!! Whale shark 8 inch

I LOVE these shorts! They are super comfortable and don’t ride up. I wore them paddle boarding but if it was acceptable, I’d wear them for anything! Not only are they comfortable,but I felt they were flattering as well which isn’t something I say often...I felt confident in these shorts and that says a lot. I have the XL (extra legendary) in the 8 inch ....fully expect to buy more. Short story....highly recommend

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Jamie Pillert (Maumelle, AR, US)
Exceeded my expectations

Ordered the 8 in whale shark shorts. I love that this company uses recycled plastics to make these shorts. The material feels great. I followed the size chart and the fit is perfect. I like the high waist, feels secure. I will be ordering more from Waterlust!

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