Featuring Xelos Brand board shorts. Handmade-in-California classics since 1998.
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Sizing Guide

FAQ:  Are the board shorts true to size?  Since we all know that specs can vary for a given size across brands, we suggest buying according to the size chart below.  They are true to the size chart.    

FAQ:  What is the difference (for women's board shorts) between lower rise, regular rise, and high rise?  Read our Rise Guide

Womens NON-Elastic Waist 

     SIZE
    Waist (measured about 1.5 inches below belly button where top of waistband is)
    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
    Waist (measured about 1.5 inches below belly button where top of waistband is)
    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 Fixed (non elastic) Waist

    Our board shorts are sized such that the size is the actual circumference of the waistband.  For example, a "SZ 38" will have a waistband that measures 38" like in the photo below.  In this example, you may have 38's in your closet that measure 40" in circumference (when measured like in the photo).  Therefore, we recommend measuring your best fitting shorts/pants and ordering the corresponding size from us (in inches) as compared to ordering from the size tag sewn into your favorites.

    For example, our size 38" waist (as shown in the photo above) will have a waistband with a 38" circumference (19" X 2)

    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