Board shorts should work flawlessly in the water and be made with materials that cause the least environmental harm. In stretch and static fabrics, our designs are function-driven, built to last and backed by our unequalled Ironclad Guarantee.
With innovative blended microfiber linings that hold snug to the skin when wet, our new Nanogrip Top and Side Grip Tie Bottoms stay put through surf sessions, freedives and training paddles. Cross-back ties cinch down for a secure and fully adjustable fit, and a minimalist bottom design offers reduced drag for streamlined performance in the water.
A few years ago, Patagonia ambassador Ramón Navarro came to us with news that the shoreline of his home spot, Punta de Lobos in Chile, was in danger of being paved and privatized for large-scale condo and resort projects. We’ve seen too many unspoiled coastlines lost to thoughtless development over the years, so we knew we had to do everything we could to help. In partnership with Save The Waves, we launched the Punta de Lobos Por Siempre crowdfunding campaign, raising funds to safeguard biodiversity, protect the surf and preserve access to Lobos for all.
We’re happy to report that there has been significant progress in the last twelve months: The locally based Fundación Punta de Lobos has been created to acquire and manage land through conservation easements, and a promissory note has been written to sell the iconic property at the top of the point, known as the Mirador, solely to the Fundación. Putting our money where our mouth is, Patagonia is also matching $100,000 in donations to the campaign. The local activists and donors we’re working with have made amazing strides, but the Fundación is still in need of funds to acquire the Mirador. A difficult battle to protect the entire shoreline of Punta de Lobos still lies ahead. But if we all pull together, we can help make Ramón’s dream a reality: To preserve the fragile beauty of Punta de Lobos, now and forever.
Introducing the world's first neoprene-free wetsuits, made with natural rubber derived from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance.
Coming Fall 2016