13 Best Surf, Skate & Street Pleated Shorts

List Updated October 2021

Bestselling Surf, Skate & Street Pleated Shorts in 2021


Quiksilver Waterman Men's Cabo Walk Short, Pebble, XX-Large

Quiksilver Waterman Men's Cabo Walk Short, Pebble, XX-Large
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • Casual, breathable short featuring elastic waistband with internal drawcord
  • Slanted front pockets
  • Welted back pocket with logo patch

Southpole Men's Jogger Shorts in French Terry All Over Plantation Patterns, Marled Red, Large

Southpole Men's Jogger Shorts in French Terry All Over Plantation Patterns, Marled Red, Large
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • French terry fabric
  • All over prints
  • Matching tee available
  • Thin French terry for lighter weather

DC Men's Chino Slim Worker Short, Grey, 34

DC Men's Chino Slim Worker Short, Grey, 34
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Slanted side pockets
  • Zip fly

Volcom Men's Threezy Jammers Short, Stealth, Medium

Volcom Men's Threezy Jammers Short, Stealth, Medium
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • 17 inch
  • Contrast body panels
  • Rear patch pocket and slant side pockets
  • Key loop at wearers right waistband

AKA Mens Wrinkle Free Chino Casual Pants - Traditional Fit Slacks Pleated-Front Chino Casual Pants Cotton Twill Black 29 X-Short

AKA Mens Wrinkle Free Chino Casual Pants - Traditional Fit Slacks Pleated-Front Chino Casual Pants Cotton Twill Black 29 X-Short
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021

O'Neill Mens Encounter Relaxed Fit Slub Casual Shorts Tan 30

O'Neill Mens Encounter Relaxed Fit Slub Casual Shorts Tan 30
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Size Type: Regular
  • Style: Khakis, Chinos
  • Material: Polyester

O'Neill Sterling Hybrid Shorts Charcoal 46

O'Neill Sterling Hybrid Shorts Charcoal 46
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • A full elasticized waistband with exterior drawstring
  • Side and back flap pockets
  • 11" inseam
  • Stretch for movement and comfort
  • Machine wash. Imported

Hurley Men's Dri-FIT Chino Walkshorts Fountain Blue Swimsuit Bottoms

Hurley Men's Dri-FIT Chino Walkshorts Fountain Blue Swimsuit Bottoms
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021

O'Neill Mens Encounter Casual Chino Shorts chh 33

O'Neill Mens Encounter Casual Chino Shorts chh 33
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Style SP6108119
  • MSRP - $39.50 / Casual Shorts
  • Chino
  • Flat Front
  • Medium Weight

Henbury Teflon Coated Pleated Chino Trousers - Stone - 32S

Henbury Teflon Coated Pleated Chino Trousers - Stone - 32S
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Henbury Teflon Coated Pleated Chino Trousers
  • 100% Cotton
  • Available in unfinished length only
  • Waist (to fit) 30", 32", 34", 36", 38", 40", 42", 44" Inside leg Short - 30", Regular - 32", Long -

Reef Men's Ruff Dub Rebirth Walkshorts Small Olive Green

Reef Men's Ruff Dub Rebirth Walkshorts Small Olive Green
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021
  • Loose fit men's walk shorts
  • Front rear and leg pockets
  • Raw edge effect hem
  • Subtle stitched Reef branding on leg pocket

Billabong Men's Lindsay Shorts Large Ivy Green

Billabong Men's Lindsay Shorts Large Ivy Green
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021

Rigorer Sports Men’s Cotton Jersey Shorts Lounge Shorts Summer Beach Shorts Active Wear Sweat Pants Shorts with Pockets Gray XL

Rigorer Sports Men’s Cotton Jersey Shorts Lounge Shorts Summer Beach Shorts Active Wear Sweat Pants Shorts with Pockets Gray XL
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2021

Paragliding Hawaii: Oahu

Oahu,a popular travel destination for pleasure seekers and adventurers alike, is also home to some of the finest paragliding in the world. Pack your shorts and slippers, grab your flying gear and get ready for the flying adventure of a life time.

There are a number of flying sites on Oahu. However a couple of them tend to be flown more than others. This is due to the fact that the main lift flown on Oahu is "ridge" lift. Ridge lift, as opposed to "thermal" lift, is lift produced when horizontally traveling air is deflected upwards by an obstruction. On Oahu this obstruction is produced by the Ko'olau Mountain Range. The Ko'olaus run for approximately 37 miles on the eastern side of Oahu, with a maximum height of 3150 ft. They are perfectly positioned to deflect the prevailing 10-15 mph ENE trade winds, producing wonderfully consistent paragliding conditions. As long as you stay close enough to the ridge (not too close mind you) and in the lift band, you can virtually soar for as long as you desire.

Makapu'u

Makapu'u (pronounced Ma-ka-pu-u), is located at the most eastern end of the Ko'olaus, and is the Crown Jewel of Oahu paragliding. Magnificent ridges combined with numerous launches produce flying which is surpassed nowhere else in the world. The launches at Makapu'u can be advanced, as low as 75' over the beach on craggy, lava rock ledges. You should be at least a strong P2 (Novice Pilot), or P3 (Intermediate Pilot) to consider flying here. High winds combined with high pressure demand excellent kiting skills on launch. The numerous launches have their own names, "Crazy Man's", "Manic's", and "Cactus", just to name a few. Each launch works best in a specific wind speed and direction, giving numerous options for flying in a wide range of conditions. Cross country flights in excess of 30 miles (and back) have been made from here...so whether you want to "boat around", "throw-down" (acro), or "head down range", there is plenty to do.

Kahana Bay

Farther down range lies Kahana Bay. Also a ridge lift site, Kahana is slightly more sheltered from the prevailing trades. This allows it to be flown when the trades are stronger. When the direction is good, but the winds are too strong at Makapu'u, many pilots head to Kahana. Beginning pilots, P1's, often take their first high altitude flights here because of the relatively lush and inviting launches. There is "Low" launch, "Mid" launch, "High" and "North" launch to choose from. It is a spectacular view when you are flying at 1500' or more over the bay. On the exceptional day, with just the right amount of north in the wind, trips across the bay are possible, creating a memorable cross country experience. On most days, a pleasant cross country glide can be made heading north to favorite LZ's (landing zones) such as "Pounder's".

Nanakuli

On the rare days when the trades die, and the wind has gone L V; (light variable;) most island pilots are thinking of Nanakuli. Without a generalized wind direction, most ridge lift sites on the island stop working. It is time to start thinking about thermal flying. In the simplest terms, a thermal is a warm bubble of rising air. Certain areas of land, such as dark fields, tend to absorb heat more than others. When triggered by light wind and obstructions, they release, rising upwards. Thermal pilots look for these rising "bubbles" and circle within them, rising, as the air rises. Thermal flying is part science and part art and can be tricky, not to mention "bumpy" at times. Nanakuli, located on the west side of the island offers unlimited cross country potential for the thermal pilot who wants to challenge his flying skills.

Other Sites

There are many other sites on Oahu, some better for ridge lift, some for themalling, dependent on the current wind speed and direction. Some of these sites are Koko Crater, Koko Head, Lanikai, Dillingham, Diamond Head, Mariner's Ridge, and so on. If you are planning a paragliding trip to Oahu make sure you contact a local for advice. There are a lot of helpful characters on the island with handles such as El Presidente, Reaper, Fireman Dave, AWOL, Scrappy, and maybe even Jetflap (author).

Additional Resources in Hawaii

Sites and Conditions Info

Hawaiian Paragliding Association www.windlines.net

Paragliding Instruction amp; Tandems

Gravity Hawaii www.gravityhawaii.com

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