Our iconic board shorts, precisely tailored for the modern woman. Regular rise.
Strong women have always been at the center of Birdwell’s success. Our founder Carrie Birdwell Mann sewed the first pair of Birdies in 1961, and for almost 40 years, her daughter Vivian presided over an ever-growing global business anchored in sunny Southern California. Back then, we didn’t build board shorts expressly cut for women, but that little detail never stopped our female fans from wearing Birdwells. In honor of our heritage, and — above all — because our customers asked for it, we’re proud to carry three new contemporary styles of our iconic board shorts for women.
Our 402 Women’s Board Shorts are triple-stitched by hand in Santa Ana from the same trusty SurfNyl™️ we've been using in our men's board shorts since 1961. With a lower waist than our 403 and a refined, modern cut tailored with a curved waistband designed to flatter the female form— perfect for those active moments in the waves, on the volleyball court, or at the corner store . Featuring an adjustable tab closure and signature flap pocket on the front, these are built for comfort and versatility.