Our iconic board shorts, precisely tailored for the modern woman in 4-way SurfStretch. Now in new vivid colors by customer request.
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 these new contemporary styles of our iconic board shorts for women.
Since we introduced the 404 Women’s Board Shorts in our light, durable SurfStretch fabric, they’ve become one of our most popular pairs. It’s no surprise: with high-mobility 4-way stretch, they’re ideal for covering up bikini bottoms during a long surf session, loosening up in a hot yoga studio, or lounging in the summer sun. Handcrafted in Santa Ana from the same flyweight woven microfiber as our Men’s 808 Board Shorts, the 404s feature a regular rise, curved waistband, and modern cut designed to flatter the female form. With an adjustable tab closure and signature flap pocket on the front, these are made for a life in motion.