You may want to look at Patagonia's classic board short. I have been surfing, windsurfing, paddle boarding etc. for the last 30 years and pretty much tried them all. These are a great, simple clean design - not too short, long, or baggy - and dry fast and wear well. Colors patterns vary with seasons, but staple colors - black, navy, green, red - can usually be found easily. Also look on 6pm.com for closeouts. I bought a couple of pair last year between $18-30/pair.
2/29/12 at 2:44pm