In the early 1950s Nancy and Walter Katin were in the business of making canvas boat covers. It was upon request from local surfers that they made the first pair of custom canvas surf trunks. Word quickly spread of their ability to withstand the demands of the sea and an industry was born. Katin continues to take pride in its title as California’s first surf brand and continues its commitment to selling high-quality, durable goods. Having been raised along the California coast, Katin proudly embodies the explorer lifestyle. Whether adventure leads you above or below sea level, on a surfboard, the top of a mountain or anywhere in between, Katin invites you to embrace an experience.