Patagonia Wavefarer Board Short - Women's

Ready for beach vacations and weekends at the lake house, the Patagonia Women's Wavefarer Board Short blends tropical pattern prints with smooth Supplex nylon for maximum comfort. The short's DWR treatment sheds water for quick-drying performance once you leave the water. Its UPF 50+ rating ensures protection from the blistering summer sun. Providing a great fit, the drawstring fly with hidden snap keeps 'em secure when you're paddling around the harbor and diving off the lake dock. Other features include a self-draining zippered pocket and scalloped hem for maximum mobility.

  • 100% Supplex nylon (38% recycled)
  • DWR treatment
  • UPF 50+
  • Drawstring fly with hidden snap
  • Zippered pocket with key loop
  • Scalloped hem
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great shorts for paddling

  • Fit: Runs small

I love the way these shorts fit ! They are perfect for kayaking.

runs small

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: MEDIUM

These are great for all activities. I loved these shorts because they actually stay on. Even when getting pulled behind a boat. Definitely a great purchase! They are a little snug but I still wore a medium which is my normal sizing. (Written by my girlfriend)


  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small

2 reviews for runs large and 2 say runs small. I can say these RUN SMALL. I am a consistent size 4, jeans, shorts, whatever. I ordered a 6 because when wet I like a little extra room. I could barely get these over my hips. And I really don't have hips! I would like to try once more and exchange; however, being responsible for the shipping really irks me since these are no where true to size.

Great for summer fishing

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 2

I was looking for a pair of women's hybrid shorts and unfortunately brand don't seem to make them for women. Instead I opted for board short for fly fishing this summer. They were perfect for wading in. I bought the size 2 and they are form fitting like most board shorts so they have a tighter fit.

Mixed feelings.

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: 0

My main issue with these shorts is the closure. I know that board shorts often have this criss cross tie closure, but it just doesn't work for me. While 0 is the right size, (5'4, 110), I can't tighten the strings adequately without the waistband becoming uneven and lumpy.

They are ok, I just don't love them. I will likely return. It's a shame, because I really do love the quick dry material and modest length of these.

Cool board shorts

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: small

I am about 5'3 and 110 lbs.
I originally purchased a size 4 of these shorts, which I had to return because they were too big. I reordered the size 2 and they fit very well over my bikini bottoms. I like these shorts because I can wear them on and off the beach. The fabric is nice and seems durable. I like to wear with board shirts and/or sports bra. As a runner, I like that I could run in these shorts if I wanted. I like the designs offered as well.

Wanted to love these

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Small

Love the color and style, but they were a little tight in the legs - they were pretty form fitting. I might have done better with a size up but decided they aren't exactly what I was looking for. The material is definitely a board short material so doesn't have much give. They are perfect if you are looking for a really nice pair of board shorts.