A modern icon, subtly refined over half a century of surf and sun. Medium length. Limited edition inspired by classic racing livery.
In Southern California, surf culture and car culture have always been joined at the hip—nothing goes better with warm sunshine than a smooth ride and wind in your hair. Our local Long Beach Grand Prix firmly in mind, we celebrate the guts and glory of racers everywhere with a horizontal two-stripe design descendent from classic tricolor Martini racing livery and a matching “bullseye” number patch for our founding year. Pair it up with one of our original racing jackets for a look that can’t be beat.
The Limited-Edition 311 Grand Prix 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 contrast stitching, a simple button fly, a tab closure for an adjustable fit, and military style royal blue buttons, these are equipped to go for the gold.