Katin Team Challenge Jan 6-12

Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge Returns To North Side Huntington Beach Pier For Fourth Consecutive Year. 2012 Event Holding Period Scheduled for January 6-12, 2012.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Dec. 15, 2011 – Katin is pleased to announce the return of the popular Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge in 2012. The unique camaraderie-driven event, which combines elements of both team and traditional surfing competition formats, will hit the north side of the Huntington Beach Pier for two days between Jan. 6-12, 2012. Surfers will compete individually to earn points for their team as they advance through heats, leading to an individual champion as well as an overall team champion. The teams will represent top industry brands and often feature a mix of professional and local surfers, as well as former World Champions. Cash and prizes worth more than $25,000 will be doled out to both top teams and individuals.

In 2011, Team Hurley (who won in 2009) reclaimed top honors after losing out to Team Reef in 2010. Both brands always produce competitive teams with surfers such as Brett Simpson, Chris Waring and Rob Machado leading their charge. The best individual performers from last year included Timmy Curran (Hurley) in first, Chris Waring (Dragon) in second, Micah Byrne (Huntington Beach High School) in third and Tanner Gudauskas (Jack's) in fourth.

Some of the world's best surfers historically flock to compete at the Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge, touting the event as one of the most fun because of the low-pressure team element and true camaraderie.

The Katin Pro Am is historical and famous since the early 60s and 70s. Past winners have included World Champions Shaun Tomson, Tom Curren, Martin Potter, Sunny Garcia and Kelly Slater.

Registration is still open for the 2012 Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge; visit www.katinusa.com for more information.

For more information, history, schedule, and a live website during the event, visit www.katinusa.com and www.facebook.com/katinusa. Special thanks to Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge sponsors: Katin USA and Jack's Surfboards.

About Katin
Kanvas by Katin was founded in 1959 by Nancy Katin in Surfside, Calif., when she and her husband Walter transformed a canvas boat cover business into one of the nation's first surfwear brands, specializing in high quality surf trunks. Currently a core surf company, today the Katin brand is carried in surf shops and specialty stores throughout the U.S. and worldwide. More information is available at www.katinusa.com.