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About LiliKai


Beach girls need boardshorts, too

Ever notice that the guys get all the practical sportswear? Have you noticed they have hundreds of choices in boardshorts? Well, we noticed too. That’s why we created LiliKai boardshorts. Owner Susan Lilly wanted a cute, great-fitting short for standup paddling. And she didn’t want to stop there: she designed LiliKai boardshorts to be made with the same high-performance 4-way stretch fabric worn by pro surfers. 

Sure, gals have been wearing men’s boardshorts since they come in such a large variety of colors, but--if you ask them--they’ll tell you guys’ shorts are not such a great fit!

Boardshorts like no other

LiliKai boardshorts fit like a second skin, move with you, and are knockout CUTE. Try our tropical colors and prints; choose from different lengths. While our boardshorts are made for the active woman, they are also so comfortable that many gals like wearing them on a spa day or on a cruise. We even wear them around the house.

However you wear them, you’ll always get ultra-soft, flattering coverage for water sports and a stylish option for volleyball, biking and beach walking.

Ethically and locally made; totally guaranteed

Community is important to us. We are committed to providing the highest quality boardshorts and supporting small businesses by using local contractors. Each LiliKai item is designed and sewn here, in sunny Southern California.

A percentage of our profits are donated to Heal The Bay, the Surfrider Foundation, and the Coral Reef Alliance.

Your LiliKais are guaranteed. We’ll refund your purchase within 30 days, no questions asked.

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The name LiliKai is a combination of owner Susan Lilly’s daughter’s nickname, Lili, and Kai, which means ‘ocean’ in Hawaiian. It’s a beach feeling. A Zen Moment. Finding freedom on the water.

Bring that feeling home with our silk paintings and wall hangings for your home. Have a Zen Moment in a hand-painted, luxurious silk wrap, kimono, or scarf.

Make a splash with us

Susan has always been a beach girl. Even at age 76, she’s passionate about standup paddling, and she’s out there daily on her racing board, rescuing the Huntington Harbor from debris--in her LiliKai boardshorts, of course!                                    

You can read more about what we’re up to on our blog, LiliKai Life. But we’d love it if you tell us what you’re up to. We want to hear from other beach girls--your ideas, suggestions, and, most importantly, your stories. Drop us a line here or on the blog. 

See you out there!