View Full Version : Do you ever wash your board shorts????
06-02-2006, 03:09 PM
Now on this topic I've only ever heard one school of thought....
to never wash your board shorts....
Last weekend my on again off again girlfriend got a hold of all my board shorts that were as usual, mildly mildewing in the back of my ride.... she washed em all and now I am out for a week while my stiches heal... WTF.
Do you guys ever wash your board shorts??? if so... how? and how often?
is it unlucky to wash them in your opinion???
06-02-2006, 03:11 PM
after every session
06-02-2006, 03:13 PM
only if i leave them in my skimbin with the top closed for too long after not having rinsed them out, then they get that sea water-mildew-funk and smell like asshole, usually i rinse em out with fresh water after the beach and they are fine
06-02-2006, 03:15 PM
Wash them every once in a while. Rinse in water after every session.
06-02-2006, 03:17 PM
I wash them after almost every session. If you don't wash them they smell like someone has been wipeing their ass with them.
Pack A Bowl
06-02-2006, 03:19 PM
wetsuit or shorts after skimming i take a shower with them and wash them quick in the shower.
06-02-2006, 03:28 PM
I leave mine in my backpack and in my car. This way they smell really bad and then you can go stand next to the tourists to make them slwoly move down the beach and out of your way.
Thats nto the real reason I am just lazy. And mine smell horrible 24/7 I shold really wash them.
06-02-2006, 03:35 PM
yea i dont wash my board shorts until they start to smell like ass and get all stiff when you pick them up
06-02-2006, 03:37 PM
I take em in the shower with me
06-02-2006, 04:10 PM
YES! finally a good thread here on skimonline.
Kyle, that is genius. simply genius.
I rarely wash mine. Maybe like 3-4 times a year. hehe. I wash them out at the shower at aliso if that counts?
06-02-2006, 04:26 PM
i wash mine.... not after every time though... after a while of washing they start to lose their quality.. dont dry in the machine though... that will ruin them
06-02-2006, 04:32 PM
I consider them clothes.... which you wash.
But I often wear all three or four pairs untilo each one of them are smelling up the place, and that gets baaad, heh.
06-02-2006, 04:56 PM
I think it was Steve Taylor two summers ago who had the worst smelling boardshorts ever. You literally couldnt go within a 10 ft radius of the guy. So he had a pretty nice buffer on the beach where he got to skim by himself. Well done Steve.
I took that smelly boardshort concept and applied it to everyday life hahha
06-02-2006, 05:13 PM
Like others, I take them off in the shower and rinse the sand and salt out. Then I throw them into the sink until I get out of the shower. Then I throw them in the dryer and dry them. Every once in a while I'll wash them, though. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.
06-02-2006, 05:34 PM
Wash?....I just scratch the skid marks off with a fingernail….not much more is needed really
06-02-2006, 05:35 PM
Ha, what a great first post. Where do you skim in Ft lauderdale?
06-02-2006, 07:17 PM
i leave mine in my car and its really great. Cause the aroma of mildew seawater fills the car when it gets really hot out.
06-02-2006, 07:37 PM
i might concider washing them at the end of the summer but thats about it
06-02-2006, 11:00 PM
I wash mine whenever I was my regular clothes so like once a week but i get the stinky ones too in my car
06-03-2006, 03:01 AM
rinse after every session and let my mom wash them when i can't be bothered to rinse or they start to stink..
just rinse them... never washed them, they don't smell...
oh, and i have a pair that is lying in the trunk of my car, in case of an emergency. those smell, a lot!!!
06-03-2006, 06:36 AM
these bad boys never need a washing
06-03-2006, 12:15 PM
i rinse them in the shower, and let them dry in there.
there is 3 pairs in there now
06-03-2006, 12:18 PM
I used to never wash them in high school and they smelled so bad, so eventually I ended up with herpes.
06-03-2006, 03:06 PM
damned boardshort herpes.
i just jump in a pool or hottub after each session, and that tends to clean 'em up. they never smell bad, just like chlorine.
06-03-2006, 04:56 PM
yea pool, or the little shower at the beach seems to work fine
06-03-2006, 05:03 PM
OMG you washed them!!! Now your gonna have bad luck for the rest of your life.
06-03-2006, 06:57 PM
It ain't like its bad luck for the rest of your life or anything... More often Ive found that Its bad luck for the first session after they are cleaned....
I have a pair of lucky board shorts and it is particularly so for them... they do not like to be washed... I bought them for 20 bucks as I was walking down to 26th ave in summer 2000 from some kid riding a cruzer (definately stolen from oneils).... They are the most comfortable stlye ever made in my opinion and I will wear them until they disinegrate off my body....
06-03-2006, 11:20 PM
well. i wash mine like m clothes. i didnt know i wasnt supposed to.
06-04-2006, 07:56 AM
lol at wearin the same boardshorts more then once...after i wear them once they go straight in the garbage, then i wear a brand new pair next time i got out...
06-04-2006, 10:47 AM
rinse them after the pool though or they can fade
06-04-2006, 11:17 PM
i live in residence right now (finishing 2nd year electrical engr... chicks dig it).... if i know i'm skimming multiple days in a row i'll just hang my board shorts up and let them dry, then use them again hahaha. i'm sure there's hygenic problems with that, but i'm not paying $6 to wash and dry a pair of shorts each day.
06-04-2006, 11:48 PM
i was my board shorts everyday at the beach while im skimmin.
but other times i dont wear boardshorts. clothes pollute the earth. thats what i always say
06-05-2006, 06:19 AM
Sometimes when I get home I'll just throw them in the dryer with the sand in em and all, but thats only if I cant just get one of my other pairs of boardshorts for that day...my advice to you is buy more boardshorts...
06-05-2006, 09:13 AM
The worse is when you you piss in your boardshorts, don't wash them, then leave them in your car on a hot day with the windows roled up. My girlfriend almost vomited herself. Now i feel like a bastard if i don't wash my shorts on a regular basis.
06-05-2006, 09:43 AM
The worse is when you you piss in your boardshorts, don't wash them, then leave them in your car on a hot day with the windows roled up. My girlfriend almost vomited herself when she saw me naked for the first time. Now i feel like a bastard if i don't wash my shorts on a regular basis.
06-05-2006, 09:58 AM
all you gotta do is clean them with water after you're done skimming and hang them over a railing or some shit and you'll be alright.
hell no, that's for pussies. let them smell.
06-05-2006, 01:22 PM
do my shorts stink steve?
06-05-2006, 06:36 PM
I usually just take them in the shower with me. I threw them in the wash last week and they made all my clothes smell like unwashed nuts.
FYI: Washing them in the machine makes them way soft, maybe this is the reason I always get boardshort balls...
06-05-2006, 06:47 PM
WTF? What kind of qusetion is that?
06-06-2006, 07:04 PM
WTF? What kind of qusetion is that?
Its a brave question for sure.... just so you know its the kind of question you answer, not the kind of question you call out.... really its just something IVe been thinking and wondering about for a while....
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