Legendary surfing brands, Hobie and Katin, have come together for a limited edition capsule for the Summer 2017 season.
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, he bought a vacant lot in Dana Point and opened the first surf shop in California. From that point forward, Alter forged a path for future surf shops while also changing the cultures of surfing, skateboarding, sailing, kayaking, and much more.
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.
Together, they come together on a collabortive collection, highlighted by a pair surf trunks, crafted by legendary Katin seamstress since 1961, Sato Hughes.
In addition to the handmade surf trunks, the Hobie x Katin collection also includes custom pocket T-shirts, graphic T-shirts and a hat — all made within the U.S.A.
The Hobie x Katin Summer 2017 Collection is available now at all Hobie shop locations.