A modern icon, subtly refined over half a century of surf and sun. Medium length. Inspired by the world’s greatest endurance race.
At Le Mans, where speed is only part of the equation, victory comes only to those who arrived equipped with the gear to go the distance. Inspired by the most exciting 24 hours in racing and styled to match our top-selling racing jacket, we created a new pair with an appeal as timeless as the French tradition. Visually descendent from the classic Gulf Racing livery, this short is built with an excess of style and the durability to endure at any speed.
Previously issued as a limited edition and now a staple based on customer demand, the 311 Le Mans 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. With a simple button fly, a tab closure for an adjustable fit, these have the horsepower to finish first in any situation.