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Iconic for a reason

New colors, new cuts. For men and women. The Original has been the common thread of a thousand stories and it’s got plenty more to tell. So, pick your flavor and get busy.

Arch 18''

Arch 16''

Women's 14''

Volley 17''

The Original Arch DNA

Comfort, performance and sustainability. The Original Arch is a boardshort like no other. Here are a few of the things that make it, well, original.

Arch Construction
The design that changed everything: Quiksilver’s 1981 Arch panel, which follows the body’s lines, increasing flexibility and allowing for better surfing.

Contrast Stitching
When boardshorts were born, we didn’t have the luxury of matching stitch color to fabric color. Turns out it looks good, so we kept it around.

It wouldn’t be complete without an iconic logo. Ours is on a lurex patch woven into the short — you won’t find this anywhere else.

Recycled Fabric
A 4-way stretch fabric made from recycled plastic bottles. It feels good in the water, out of the water and everywhere you want to take it.

The Original 18"

with drawstring closure

Born in 1969, The Original by Quiksilver was the world’s first real boardshort. Over the years, it won World Titles, broke rules, inspired individuals and connected communities, becoming a patch of honor on the beach and beyond. It’s been ripped-off, updated, evolved and amplified. But The Original has cemented its status as an icon of surf culture.

The Original 16"

with snap clusure

An Icon re-mastered in raw heavy cotton, with a double snap waist fastening and, along with the rest of the original family, iconic Arch side panel. Tested by our team in all conditions both on land and surf.

Double snap and Velcro closure made for an easy and secure fastening.

The Original Womens 14"

with snap closure

Because Icons are for everyone. Styled in classic black and statement color blocs. This is iconic style from the sea to the city.

Double snap and Velcro closure made for an easy and secure fastening.

The Original Volley

A boardshort like this can go far beyond the beach. That's why we made The Original with an elastic waist and drawstring closure, giving an iconic boardshort a fashion-forward twist.

Elastic Waist - In style, in and out of the water. This is the main feature that separates this short from The Original boardshort.

Side Pocket - Most boardshorts don’t have side pockets. These do. Your keys, phone, wallet, etc can thank us later.

An icon in full color