After searching, I found Zhik that specializes in sailing gear. Large market so they have the funds to design properly. There is almost a perfect overlap between high performance sailers and kiteboarders.
I have been looking for pants to provide sun and ocean protection for my legs. I'm always cold so I wanted something that wasn't just nylon / spandex where the evaporation makes 85 degrees chilly. I settled on the Zhik Hydrophobic Fleece pants.
Overall, I like them and believe they are a solid solution, but they aren't perfect. I also thought they would be warmer, but more my issue for not understanding their purpose.
Water beads off
Limited water absorption
Not as wind and water resistant as I was hoping
They stretch slightly when wet
There waist has more fabric than I like, so occasionally I have to adjust from my harness
I'm not sure there are other options for this purpose, so in that regard they are good, and the only solution. However, they would be excellent if they could figure out how to
More wind protection
Thinner waist fabric