I bought my first pair of boardshorts this summer for a Hawaiian vacation. Have had bad experiences with different trunks: too short, making me look like an NBA player from the '70s...could see through them when they got wet (thanks, Nike!!)...clung to my body so tight when they got wet that you could see every (cough) "outline." The Hurley boardshorts I bought were awesome. Longer (just short of my knees)...barely felt them in the water...didn't cling when I came out...and dried in the sun within minutes.