July 14, 2016 1 min read

Kudos to Katin surf trunks!

A 1973 magazine spread featuring world-famous, professional surfers Mike Purpus, Dale Dobson and Jeff Crawford, all proclaiming their love and loyalty for their Katin surf trunks. 
Mike Purpus 

Mike Purpus was a regular-foot surfer from Hermosa Beach, California, a seven-time finalist in the United States Surfing Championships, and the West Coast's most progressive and entertaining surfer of the 1970s.

Read more about surfer Mike Purpus HERE. 


Dale Dobson


Dale Dobson was a switch-foot surfer from San Diego, California; winner of the 1972 United States Surfing Championships; the last top-drawer California surfer to give up longboarding, in 1968, and one of the first to take it back up full-time, in the late '70s. Dobson was born (1947) and raised in San Diego, and began surfing at age 10. Influenced in the early '60s by ace switchfooter Butch Van Artsdalen of La Jolla, Dobson, a born goofyfoot, soon became a nearly ambidextrous wave-rider, able to ride nearly as well in a regularfoot stance.

Read more about surfer Dale Dobson HERE


Jeff Crawford
Jeff Crawford was a hard-charging goofyfooter from Melbourne, Florida. He was a Pipeline Masters winner in 1974, and the dominant surfer at Florida's Sebastian Inlet throughout the '70s and early '80s.

Read more about Jeff Crawford's radical surf history HERE