311 Board Short
The 311 Boardies from Birdwell are a modern icon, subtly refined over a half century of surf and sun. The 311 Board Shorts are medium-length, with an outseam of 17"-21" depending on your waist size. Each pair of the 311 board shorts is hand cut from Birdwell’s proprietary SurfNyl™️ and sewn by expert craftspeople in Santa Ana, California. With a simple button fly, a tab closure for an adjustable fit, and a timelessly appealing contrast stitch, these will never go out of style.
The original Birdies were born in 1961, when surf mom Carrie Birdwell Mann sewed the first pairs for her sons in her Southern California living room. Hoping to replace the canvas shorts popular with surfers at the time with something safer and more functional, she found inspiration in the sails of the boats docked at nearby Newport Beach. Originally working with off-the-shelf spinnaker cloth, she soon commissioned Birdwell’s signature nylon fabric, SurfNyl™️, and replicated the two-layer construction and triple seams of the most durable sails and an American icon was born.
- 100% SurfNyl™️ Nylon
- Made in the USA
- To find your correct size, please refer to the Size Guide
- If you are in between sizes, we recommend sizing up