#KATINVAULT: S'Katin in Katin with Russ Howell

#KATINVAULT: S'Katin in Katin with Russ Howell
"The favorite of the greatest surfers is now the first choice of the world's finest skate riders." A rad 1960s ad featuring the first professional skateboarder, Russ Howell, skating in his Katin shorts and graphic tee, next to a shot of Nancy Katin herself with the pro skater.

Aside from making it into the Thrasher Hall of Fame, Russ also set a Guinness World record for longest handstand on a skateboard (2 minutes) and another for the most 360s.
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#KatinVault: Trunks Talk

#KatinVault: Trunks Talk
This week's Katin throwback from our surf vault is this authentic 1970s magazine spread featuring young surf legends Claude Codgen, Yancy Spencer, Richard Munson and more, all sporting their Katin trunks. 
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#KatinVault: Tom Curren at the Katin PRO/AM

#KatinVault: Tom Curren at the Katin PRO/AM
This week's Katin throwback features a young pro surfer, Tom Curren, carving out a space on the historic 1983 Katin Pro/Am surf contest flyer. 

In 1976, Nancy Katin initiated the annual Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge, at the north side of the Huntington Beach pier, a team event where amateur surfers competed alongside the pros. Surf legends such as Kelly Slater, Shaun Tomson, Greg Mungall and more competed and won the Katin Pro/Am contest.
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#KatinVault: Nancy and Her Boys

#KatinVault: Nancy and Her Boys
This week's Katin Vault discovery features another epic photograph straight from the Kanvas by Katin surf shop. 
This is a photograph from 1970 of Nancy Katin with local surfer rocking his custom trunks outside the Katin shop.
Nancy became known as the “First Lady of Surfing,” not only because of her quality clothing, but also because she genuinely befriended the surfers that came to her shop, and even acted as second mom to most. Despite the initial local dislike for the sport of surfing, Nancy always made sure that Katin’s small surf shop had a counter, with a couch and chairs, for any and all surfers to kick back, relax and swap stories.
Stay tuned for next week's Katin Vault throwback! 
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#KATINVAULT: Explorer Curran Dand's Dad Sports Katin

#KATINVAULT: Explorer Curran Dand's Dad Sports Katin
Vintage photograph of our Katin Explorer Curran Dand's father sporting his custom Katin surf trunks back in the day.
Now Curran is rocking his own Katins as a current ambassador for our Katin Explorer team.

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#KatinVault: Kicking Back with Katin

#KatinVault: Kicking Back with Katin
This week's Katin Vault discovery is a rad, vintage photograph of legendary pro surfers, Larry Bertlemann (left) and Mark Purpus (right), who is pictured sporting his Katin trunks, taking a moment to kick back and relax under the sun. 
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#KatinVault: Z-Boys Skate Legend Stacy Peralta in Katin

#KatinVault: Z-Boys Skate Legend Stacy Peralta in Katin
This week's Katin Vault discovery comes from Dogtown, featuring legendary "Z-Boys" pro skateboarder Stacy Peralta.

The photo above shows Stacy shredding an empty pool, one of many they skated throughout Venice and beyond, in his Katin cords.


The vintage photo below shows Stacy in those same Katin shorts, along with his fellow teammate, also rocking the same Katin shorts.
Stacy, along with many kids in the 70s sported Katin on both land and sea and have shaped the beachside culture for decades to come. 
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#TBT: 1960s Katin Surf Magazine Spread

Katin loves every chance to share a part of our history. For this week's Katin Throwback, we want to share one of the early surf magazine spreads from the 1960s. This spread  features "the strongest surf trunk every built," sported by pro surfer Mike Cruickshank.

Katin still proudly crafts quality, durability and good looks since 1954. 
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#TBT: The Original Surf Trunk

#TBT: The Original Surf Trunk

 

For this week's Katin throwback, we want to share a little slice of history. The original Katin surf trunk design patterns from the late 1950s, which are still used to construct our surf trunks today.

Walter Katin designed these original patterns himself, and we continue to pay homage to the Katin legacy through our high-quality and durable surf trunks.

Today, Sato Hughes, the Katin seamstress since 1961, still uses these original patterns to custom make trunks for folks as well. 

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#TBT: Katin the "World's First Surf Trunk"

From left: Walter and Nancy Katin pose for a photo in the article. On the upper right Walter Katin and Katin seamstress since 1961 Sato Hughes designing a pair of custom trunks together. 
This week's TBT we are throwing it way back to one of the earliest noted press features on Katin. 
A Japanese newspaper clipping featuring the "World's First Surf Trunk", the legendary Katin canvas trunks, hand-crafted at the Kanvas by Katin Surf Shop.
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