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Sizing Charts

Womens

What is the difference (for women's board shorts) between lower rise, regular rise, and high rise?  In general:
  • Lower Rise = top of waistband approx 2.5" below your belly button 
  • Regular Rise = top of waistband approx 1.5" below your belly button
  • High Rise = top of waistband approx 1" above your belly button

Waist or Hip Measurement.  Which one is most important in size selection?

  • Waist.  Use your low waist measurement and buy the corresponding size shown in our size tables below.  If your hip size falls into the range shown for that size, or even smaller, all is well.
 SIZE
Low Waist (about 1.5 inches below belly button)
Hips (inches)
0
21 1/2 - 23
29 - 33
2
23 1/2 - 25
33 1/2 - 35
4
25 1/2 - 27
35 1/2 - 37
6
27 1/2 - 29 37 1/2 - 39
8
29 1/2 - 31 39 1/2 - 41
10
31 1/2 - 33 41 1/2 - 43
12
33 1/2 - 35 43 1/2 - 45
14
35 1/2 - 37 45 1/2 - 47
16
37 1/2 - 39 47 1/2 - 49
18
39 1/2 - 41 49 1/2 -51
20
41 1/2 - 43 51 1/2 - 53
22
43 /1/2 - 45 53 1/2 - 55
24
45 1/2 - 47 55 1/2 -57
26
47 1/2 - 49 57 1/2 - 59
28
49 1/2 - 51 59 1/2 - 61

Womens Elastic Waist 

 SIZE
Low Waist (about 1.5 inches below belly button)
Hips (inches)
XS (00)
21 1/2 - 25
31 1/2 - 32
SM (2-4)
25 1/2 - 29
32 1/2 - 36
MD (6-8)
29 1/2 - 33
36 1/2 - 40
LG (10-12) 33 1/2 - 37 40 1/2 - 44
XL (14-16) 37 1/2 - 41 44 1/2 - 48
2X (18-20)
41 1/2 - 45 48 1/2 - 52
3X (22-24)
45 1/2 - 49 52 1/2 - 56
4X (26-28)
49 1/2 - 53 56 1/2 - 60
5X (30+)
53 1/2 - 57 60 1/2 - 64
Mens Elastic Waist 
SZ SM     28" - 30"  Waist
SZ MD     31" - 34'  Waist
SZ LG     35" - 38'  Waist
SZ XL     39" - 42"  Waist
SZ 2X     43" - 46"  Waist
SZ 3X     47" - 50"  Waist
SZ 4X     51" - 54"  Waist
Kids
Use the chart below to convert a numerical boys size (4-20) or a lettered size (XS-2X) to approximate waist size in inches.  The size range we offer in kids fixed (non elastic) waist board shorts is 22" - 27" in 1" increments (22", 23", 24", 25", 26", 27").  Waist sizes of 28" and up are in the Men's Department. 
SIZE

XS

 SM

SM

 MD

MD

LG

 LG

XL

 XL

2X

 2X

SIZE

4

5

6

7

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

AGE

4-5

5-6

6-7

7-8

8-9

10-11

11-12

12-13

13-14

14-15

15

SLIM WAIST(inches)

we sell kids board shorts in waist szs 22,23,24,25,26,27 click here to shop

mens 28"+

18 1/2

19

19.5

20

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

REGULAR WAIST(inches)

we sell kids board shorts in waist szs 22,23,24,25,26,27 click here to shop

mens 28"+

20 1/2

 

21

21 1/2

 

22

24

25

26

27

28

29

 30

HUSKY WAIST(inches)

we sell kids board shorts in waist szs 22,23,24,25,26,27 click here to shop

mens 28"+

N/A

N/A

25.0

25 1/2

 

26

27

28

29

30

31

32