California’s original surf company and lifestyle brand dedicated to quality, durability and good looks since 1954.
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. Born by the beach and raised along the California coast since 1954, Katin remains a staple for Southern California culture. While continuing to pay homage to its iconic beachside heritage, Katin proudly embodies the life of a true explorer, embracing all of the Golden State’s versatile terrains, from the southern sunny beaches and bold desert bedrocks to the dense northern forests and snowcapped mountaintops. Katin continues to take pride in its title as one of California’s first brands to make surf trunks and continues its commitment to selling high-quality, durable goods, both with the iconic surf board shorts and lifestyle apparel, with the same gracious, mellow-hearted attitude since 1954.