[Malibu, October 21. Image via Flynet]
@hugnkiss: I think it's because he has a guaranteed-to-be-bad surfer movie coming out and he got a lot of shite in the 'bloids about how he's just a poseur and not a real surfer. I believe there were some quotes from pro surfers in one of the surfing mags about how they never saw him stand up on a board when they see him in Malibu.
I must say though, he owes his stylist a debt of gratitude. Staying in those board shorts of a certain length totally disguises the fact that he is one long-waisted, short-legged squatty body.