Handcrafted in California. Sweatshop Free. Since Forever. Est 1998.
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Our Story

Born on the beach. And California made.  Since forever.

In the late 90's there was a mass exodus of board shorts manufacturing from Orange and LA counties in California to cheaper factories in China and other far-away lands. But we never jumped on the bandwagon. Simply because we're not into watching jobs leave town.  And we're really not into selling clothes made by kids in China. 






Instead, we're passionate about selling 100% California-made board shorts and stuff that fits the beach and watersports lifestyle that we enjoy every day. We feature XELOS Brand (est. 1998) and Grizzo HB (est. 2003).  These brands custom manufacture artisan-quality trunks, pants, skirts, etc for men, women and kids. We launched this online store in 2005 and we've become famous for providing a wide range of hard-to-find sizes and lengths as well as an awesome array of fabric choices.

Over the years, we've had the privilege of supplying our products to some great companies like Nickelodeon ("pool party" costumes for The Fresh Beat Band), Discovery Channel (Shark Week),  SeaWorld, Six FlagsUniversal Studios, and the Georgia Aquarium (Dolphin Show animal trainer uniforms) to name a few. With 19 years of experience in apparel manufacturing, we're comfortable with orders small and large.  So whether you just need a couple boardies for yourself or a couple thousand for a company gig or event, we'll satisfy your needs stress-free.





We thank you for supporting USA manufacturing and we appreciate your visit to Board Shorts World.  See you out there on the water.

Steve and Julie


  1. XELOS is a federally registered trademark (#2224343) of SJ Williams Industries, Inc. Huntington Beach, California USA