Elephant Surf

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Elephant Surf is a surf company based in San Diego, California, and is the leading innovator of compression shorts for surfing. The company was founded in 2010, and specializes in lower body rash guards and compression shorts to wear under boardshorts.[1]


Elephant Surf is one of the major sponsors to top-10 ASP surfer Josh Kerr, with whom the company worked to design their flagship product; the Trunks: Josh Kerr Pro Model.[2] The Trunks were designed to improve comfort in the water and prevent boardshort rash through the strategic placement of neoprene panels on the inner and rear thigh.

Elephant Surf also manufactures a short-run clothing line, consisting mainly of branded t-shirts and sweatshirts.[3]

Critical Reception and Press[edit]

Upon their release, the Trunks earned critical praise from several publications, and were termed "The Cure for Boardshort Rash" by Daily Stoke,[4] and "Surf Specific Compression Shorts...Verdict: Recommended" by Tracks Magazine.[5] The Trunks also received praise from Thrillist,[6] AWSM.com,[7] Surfboard Shack,[8] and TRND Collective.[9] In December 2011, the Trunks were named to the 2012 Surfer Magazine Holiday Gift Guide,[10] both online and in print.

Elephant Surf appears to have received no major critical praise for their clothing line.

Josh Kerr Sponsorship[edit]

Elephant Surf signed professional surfer Josh Kerr to a sponsorship in 2011,[11] making them Kerr's exclusive provider of under boardshort wear.


  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120426075846/http://elephantsurf.com/wear-under-boardshorts. Archived from the original on April 26, 2012. Retrieved December 28, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Josh Kerr Signs With Elephant Surf | TransWorld Business". Business.transworld.net. 2011-06-09. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Sarahmcarr.com". Sarahmcarr.com. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  4. ^ "Elephant Surf Boardshorts: The Cure for Boardshort Rash, Finally!". :. 2011-04-06. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  5. ^ "Tracks Magazine - The Surfer's Bibles". Tracksmag.com. Archived from the original on 2013-05-14. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  6. ^ Thrillist (2011-09-12). "Elephant Surf - Entertainment - Thrillist San Diego". Thrillist.com. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  7. ^ "Elephant Surf Josh Kerr Pro Model at". Awsm.com. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  8. ^ "Elephant Surf – The Trunks | SurfboardShack.com". Custom.surfboardshack.com. 2011-02-22. Archived from the original on 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120426075843/http://www.trndcollective.com/2011/07/elephant-surf-lower-body-rash-guard/. Archived from the original on April 26, 2012. Retrieved December 28, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Brands - 2012 Holiday Gift Guide". Gear.surfermag.com. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  11. ^ "Elephant Surf Announces Sponsorship of ASP World Tour Surfer Josh Kerr". Surfline.Com. 2011-06-09. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 

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