RECAP: Katin x Hobie Collection Release Party

RECAP: Katin x Hobie Collection Release Party

KATIN x HOBIE SURF from Katin USA on Vimeo.

 

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Katin x Hobie Collection Release Party last Friday, June 9 at the Hobie Dana Point shop!
In addition to shopping the new Katin x Hobie collection, event attendees enjoyed free food, drinks, live music and the chance to meet and hang with original Katin seamstress since 1961, Sato Hughes!

Take a look at some of the photos from the event below. Also peep the  video from the collaboration creation above. 

The Hughes Family (From left, Kim, Glenn, Sato) and Katin President Mac Beu.


It was such an incredible turn out and we are so stoked you all loved the collection. 

 

Katin seamstress since 1961, Sato Hughes, with Partner/Director of Operations at Hobie, Jake Schwaner.

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Two of the industry’s longest lasting and most trusted brands, Hobie and Katin, are creating a new experience for their longtime loyal customers.


Hobie has teamed up with the Katin team as well as legendary Katin seamstress since 1961, Sato Hughes, for a limited-edition run of Katin x Hobie collaborative surf trunks.



In addition to these handmade surf trunks, the Hobie x Katin collection also offers custom t-shirts and an iconic collaborative hat, all made right here in the USA.  

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PRESS: Eastern Surf Magazine - "Hobie x Katin Limited Collaboration: Two Leaders – One Vision"

PRESS: Eastern Surf Magazine -

HUGE thank you so our friends at Eastern Surf Magazine for featuring the iconic Katin x Hobie Collection that just hit stores last week. 

Check out the full piece online HERE, and shop the new collaborative collection at a Hobie store near you.  

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Katin x Hobie Surf Shop Announce Collaboration Collection

Katin x Hobie Surf Shop Announce Collaboration Collection

Two of the industry’s longest lasting and most trusted brands, Hobie and Katin, are creating a new experience for their longtime loyal customers. Hobie Surf Shops has teamed up with Katin and legendary Katin seamstress since 1961, Sato Hughes, for an exclusive collection that will feature a limited-edition run of Katin x Hobie collaborative surf trunk. 

In addition to the handmade surf trunks, the Hobie x Katin collection also offers custom pocket t-shirts, graphic t-shirts and a hat, made right here in the USA.

  This special-edition collection truly highlights both company’s united dedication to providing both endless quality and innovation, in company with Sato’s preservation of excellence and commitment to exceptional durability.

In 1950 Hobie Alter started shaping surfboards out of his parent’s garage at their summer home in Laguna Beach, Calif. Shortly after in 1954 Hobie bought a vacant lot in Dana Point and opened the first surf shop in California. From that point forward, Hobie Alter’s gift for originality not only forged the path for future surf shops but also changed the cultures of surfing, skateboarding, sailing, kayaking, and much more. Hobie and his retailing partner, Dick Metz, had truly created a model for everything the surf industry and its surrounding lifestyle stands for today.

 

Bringing together both their passion for the ocean and a tireless work ethic, Hobie and Dick were able to do what they loved, while working to change the surf industry forever.

While Hobie was shaping the future of surf one board at a time, across town in Sunset Beach, Nancy and Walter Katin were about to make similar history, with the invention of the very first surf trunk.

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 these new trunks ability to withstand the demands of the sea.  Hopeful “wave riders” came from far and wide pleading for their very own pair of trunks, so Walter sought additional help from a local skillful seamstress, Sato Hughes.

 

The story of this legendary Katin seamstress begins in 1928, in Kawasaki, Japan, where Sato Hughes was born. Sato, although a master of the art now, initially learned how to sew as a young student in Japan. After moving to the U.S. in the early 1960s, Sato truly began harnessing her sewing craft while hemming and tapering clothing at a local dry cleaning shop in Seal Beach, California. Walter and Nancy, who were regular dry-cleaning patrons, chatted with Sato from time to time on their visits to the Seal Beach cleaners. Although she had only been in America for six months, Walter was eager to add a talented seamstress to their team to keep up with the high demand for trunks, and excitedly hired Sato to work at the shop in 1961. With the addition of Sato, an industry and a loyal following were born.

 

Soon some of the biggest names in surfing, from Shaun Tomson and Peter Townsend to Reno Abillero, Gerry Lopez and Eddie Aikau would go on to sport these handmade custom trunks from Sato. To this very day, Sato is still sewing strong at the same Kanvas by Katin surf shop in Sunset Beach. 

With Hobie Surfboards still hand-shaping boards out of the Dana Point store and Katin and Sato still hand-making surf trunks in Sunset Beach, we couldn’t be more excited to share this partnership with you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ultimate Summer Giveaway

Ultimate Summer Giveaway

Summer is almost here, are you ready? Score some FREE summer swag, incLuding Katin trunks, Sun Bum sunscreen, Slow Tide beach towel, tees AND hats Worth over $500 worth of gear. 



HOW TO ENTER:
1.) Follow each of these brands on Instagram and tag 2 friends in the comments. @katinusa | @symplsupplyco | @sunbum | @albumsurf | @slowtide | @makobrandwomens | @the_smilelife

2.) Visit link in the Instagram bio on @symplsupplyco to finish your entree

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FREE Gift With Purchase + FREE SHIPPING For Memorial Weekend

FREE Gift With Purchase + FREE SHIPPING For Memorial Weekend

In honor of the long Memorial Day weekend, we wanted to treat you all to a FREE custom Katin metal pin gift with purchase along with FREE SHIPPING on all U.S. orders. 



Summer is around the corner and brand new Katin trunks, tees, hats and more await you. 

 


Stock up for summer + shop your favorite Katin pieces now to enjoy your free Katin pin and free shipping HERE.

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KATIN VAULT: Reno Abellira Just Passing Through With Katin

KATIN VAULT: Reno Abellira Just Passing Through With Katin

Reno Abellira from ENCYCLOPEDIA of SURFING videos on Vimeo.

 

Classic video of surf legend Reno Abellira cruising in his Katin surf trunks. Circa 1970s. 

Champion surfers of the time, including Reno, Shaun Tomson, Peter Townend, Reno Abelliro and Gerry Lopez, to name a few, wore Katin surf trunks, purely out of passion and for a deeply rooted respect for these impressive trunks and their creators, Walter and Nancy. Even notorious surfer Eddie Aikau was photographed wearing Katin surf trunks.

Check back every Thursday for even more Katin history. 

 

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Katin x Hobie Collection Photo Shoot

BEHIND THE SCENES: Katin x Hobie Collection Photo Shoot

Katin and our friends at Hobie Surf Shop are gearing up for the official release of our collaborative collection. 

While we were on the photo shoot for this radical new line, we had to evacuate the water and the beach due to excessive great white shark siting! 

Check out some of our behind-the-scenes footage before shark sightings. 

 

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Katin Headwear Collection

Katin Headwear Collection

Katin brings you the new Spring '17 Headwear Collection.



Take shelter on any adventure with the Katin Spring Hat Collection. Designed with custom printed patches and original Katin graphics atop a vast array of cap styles, these Katin hats range from bedford cord truckers, pigment printed nylon unconstructed 5 panels as well as vintage 6 panel baseball hats, snap backs and of course the Dad hats.



Shop the Katin Spring Headwear Collection, all available now HERE.

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#KATINVAULT: 1982 Katin PRO/AM Competition Poster

#KATINVAULT: 1982 Katin PRO/AM Competition Poster

A retro poster ad for the 1982 Katin Pro/Am surf contest. #tbt

The annual PRO/AM, started in 1977 by Nancy Katin herself, held at the Huntington Beach Pier not only featured some of the world’s best surfers, but also provided an arena for the young, talented surfers from beaches all across the U.S. to compete alongside their heroes.

 Champion surfers such as Shaun Tomson, Tom Curren, Martin Potter, Sunny Garcia and Kelly Slater have gone on to win the PRO/AM. 

 

 

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