Surf, Swim & Sun – Hurley Phantom Boardshort

I put some long hours in the office last weekend; summer hit full force and I had a pair of retro styled Hurley Phantom“Block Party” Boardshorts to test out. These shorts are a slimmer cut and sit a couple of inches above the knee to allow for maximum movement while in motion.  You have to feel this fabric to really appreciate what the Phantom fabric has to offer. It has 4-way stretch, is extremely lightweight, has a Velcro-free fly and it dries faster than any fabric in the swimwear market.  Once you use any of the Phantom Boardshorts you will be hooked.

My first activity for the weekend was a sunrise surf at Bondi Beach, with my Hurley Phantom “Block Party” Boardshort. The Velcro-free fly is perfect for any sport and the soft fabric leaves you chafe free. Since this short sits above the knee it does not catch when going from a flat position on the board to standing; it’s like surfing with nothing at all!

Throughout the days, I was in and out of the water several times. This is where you will notice the true benefit of the Phantom Boardshort line; they dry faster than any short on the market and allow you to go from beach to café in minutes. The quick dry fabric keeps you comfortable and doesn’t hold onto moisture that can lead to chaffing.

These shorts are a favourite of mine and I have taken them everywhere since their release. They also come in a variety of patterns, colours and styles to suit all body types.

Bottom line: quick dry, ultimate stretch and chafe free.

Next time you are in Swimco ask one of our fit experts to show you the complete Phantom range and feel what you have been missing.

Swimco’s Man ‘Down Unda’

Brett Bacon

Note: Hurley Block Party Boardshort is from the Spring 2011 line and will be available in Feb 2011.  Swimco currently has many other Hurley Phantom Boardshorts to choose from in prints and solids.

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