Rancho Dominguez, Calif., January 15, 2012. Katin USA is proud to announce our
newest surf team member Gabe Kling. A native of St. Augustine, Fla., Kling will represent Katin USA in upcoming events.
"Stoked to be a part of a team and company that has so much great heritage," said Kling, whose nickname in the water is both “Thor” and Piggy.” Kling counts Mick Fanning, Kelly Slater and Dane Reynolds as the biggest influences to his style of surfing.
Kling’s claim to fame was 1st in 1998 6-star Pro Tahara in Japan, 1st in 2010 Nike 6.0 lowers pro.
About Katin USA
In 1954, Nancy and Walter Katin, owners of a sailcloth company in Southern California,
made a pair of canvas trunks on request from a surfer. Word got out that the shorts were
durable enough to stand up to surf conditions and an industry was born. In 1976, Nancy
initiated the annual Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge at the Huntington Beach Pier, a team
event, where young surfers can compete alongside pros. Surf legends such Kelly Slater
and Tom Curren launched careers at the Katin Pro/Am. In 1986, Nancy passed away
leaving the company to Sato Hughes, her loyal seamstress. Still family-owned and going
its sixth decade, Katin continues to provide surfers and watermen with durable, stylish
trunks and gear made in the U.S.A.
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