A modern icon, subtly refined over half a century of surf and sun. Medium length. A precise match of the pair worn by our mascot, Birdie.
Over the years many cool customers have worn our board shorts, but few stir up as many happy memories as our very own Birdie. For the first time, we’re offering a collectible edition of the very same three-color design worn by our fun-loving mascot. Imagined by legendary art director Mike Salisbury, whose massive range of credits runs from Surfer Magazine to the Levi’s 501 tag all the way to the unmistakable graphic identity of Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, you’d be pressed to find a more iconic pair.
The 311 Birdie’s Own Board Shorts are a medium-length version of Ms. Birdwell’s original design — lightly modernized and improved over more than 50 years of field testing by lifeguards and surfers who depend on their Birdies to last a lifetime of waves. Each pair of our 311 board shorts is hand cut from our proprietary SurfNyl™️ and sewn by expert craftspeople in Santa Ana, California. In two bold colors with a tab closure for an adjustable fit and classic clear buttons, these unite fun and finesse in a way that’s unmistakably Birdwell.