I love these shorts. I've had couple of them and they never fail. Nice to wear on the beach or even at home in the garden. I am not a surfer as I live in Iceland but I do use them every day when I take my family swimming in our neighbourhood swimming pool. I have also tried Billabong boardshorts but they do not fit my waist well. When fooling around with the kids in the pool they are always pulled up to my chest. The layback boardshorts stay in place and are always up to the task.