the farias outlet sale in lbi towards the end of the summer is the best way to get nice boardshorts, really cheap. i buy shorts for the next year. you can get really nice stretch shorts for like 75% off in the outlet sometimes. also on whiskeymiltia you can get those sick hurley shorts really cheap every once in a while. in my opinion hurley has the most comfortable shorts and usually fit the best.
...**** lbcrew is right
+1 on the hurleys, fit skinny guys like me best and usually classy understated designs. that or whatevers up for grabs at the costco.
I usually wear a burlap sack. Cheap and gives me a nice chaffing. Sometimes I take the potatoes out with me and throw them at the back of peoples heads. I made my own board from OSB plywood, I set it up as a thruster.. i use 8 inch sawblades for fins... its cool to see body parts floating in the water. Bull sharks seem to like it too... have fun!!
I generally buy 1 good pair each year, and generally O'neill. For the last 2 years I've bought the hyperfreaks. They are by far the most comfy I've ever worn, and minimal chafe. The problem though, is with the waist string. The first pair i had, which are i gues last year's model (possibly the year before?), is that the amazing stretch material carries though all the way to the waist, and they simply cant get tight enough. The pair i bought this year are better, but the string setup needs to be improved. They ride up while surfing. So far this year, ive actually gone back to a pair of superfreaks i bought 3 years ago because they can be tied tight while surfing. did rashup though.
The Hurley Phantoms help me Stay Above the Weather, purchased at a steep discount on whiskeymilita.com. A spendex layer underneath helps mitigate board chaf***e and an O"neill Hyperfreak Wetty Top will keep you warm and defend against sun burn. Stay Above the Weather!!!