Quik’s New Diamond Dobby Boardshorts Are Keeping an Eye Out for Your Jewels

February 10th, 2009 | By | 1,003 Comments


February 9, 2009 PRESS RELEASE

Quiksilver is once again leading the charge in boardshort innovation with its all-new Diamond DobbyTM Technology. Diamond Dobby is the most comfortable and high-performance material that the design team at Quiksilver has ever put in a boardshort.

Because of the innovative, embossed diamond-patterned material, 30% less of the boardshort actually touches your skin resulting in a rash-free surf experience. In addition to virtually eliminating rashing and chafing, the material reaches the pinnacle of comfort and performance with 33% vertical stretch and remarkable fabric memory to maintain shape. On top of these features, the fabric is virtually weightless and dries two times faster than the average boardshort. So whether you’re charging perfect Pipe or just lounging in a hot tub, these boardshorts are designed to provide you with the most comfortable and technical in-water experience imaginable.

Check out the “Cool Out“, “Reflex“, and “Megableeker” boardshorts (pictured above, from left). These three boardshorts have already been test-run by Quiksilver Young Guns, Julian Wilson and Kiron Jabour, as they’ve pushed the limits of performance surfing on the North Shore of Oahu this season. Join their rash-free worlds with your own pair of Diamond Dobby boardshorts, and be one of the first to “Feel the Future.”

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Attack Of The Boardshorts

February 10th, 2009 | By | 823 Comments


Ready to shred, our new spring ’09 boardshorts are amped to tear the lineup a new one. Be the first to jump on the fresh styles from AtwaterRip Curl, Quiksilver, Hurley, O’neill, Billabong, Lost, Volcom, Insight, and Analog.

SCHS Surf Team Spotlight: Marissa Shaw

February 6th, 2009 | By | 3,063 Comments


She’s got the style, scores and support any competitive surfer would be enviable of, but San Clemente High School junior Marissa Shaw would be the first to tell you that none of it comes easy. Grueling work, little sleep, a ridiculous workout regimen, and a hard line attitude are what keep this 17-year-old going. And we haven’t even mentioned her 4.4 GPA and regular gig as a city lifeguard. With this much fierce determination it comes to no surprise that Marissa won the South Coast League Women’s Shortboard title in 2007, and made both the finals at last year’s NSSA West Coast and National championships. (more…)

SCHS Surf Team Spotlight: Doug van Mierlo

February 6th, 2009 | By | 2,486 Comments


“Take it one heat at a time.”
True words to live by; especially when they’re coming from the 2008 NSSA men’s high school state champion. At 17, Douglas McLean van Mierlo, AKA “Dougie” or “Dougie Fresh,” has the world on a string—and the weight of it on his shoulders. Not that he can’t handle it. Modest, intuitive and surprisingly cautious, he’s a dream player for any coach and a standout leader on any team.

“Work first, then play” is Doug’s other motto, and one that has helped him maintain a near perfect GPA as well as a coveted position as an instructor at a local summer surf camp. (more…)