A new classic that lives up to Birdwell’s high quality standards.
After countless requests from customers and friends to craft a version of our 311 board shorts with stretch, we finally found SurfStretch — a four-way stretch fabric strong enough to hold its own against our legendarily tough SurfNyl.
The 808 board short, whose name honors surfing’s Hawaiian roots, is a modernized version of Ms. Birdwell’s original design, built in versatile, motion-friendly SurfStretch. Sewn from a single layer of woven microfiber by expert craftspeople in Santa Ana, California, the 808 is lighter, softer and more mobile than our other shorts — without sacrificing the rugged durability that’s made Birdwell an icon of classic surf style. With a simple button fly, a tab closure for an adjustable fit, and timelessly appealing contrast stitch, these shorts are built to move, wherever the sun takes you.