Gabe Kling Joins Katin USA

Gabe Kling signs with Katin USA

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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