Katin, Nancy


Owner and cofounder of Kanvas by Katin surf trunks, one of the original surfwear lines; known from the 1960s to the '80s as the "First Lady of Surfing." As California surfer Mike Doyle later recalled, "Nancy was a little 89-pound lady who chain-smoked; very nervous and excitable, but the sweetest woman I ever met." Nancy Alexander was born (1900) and raised in Long Beach, California, and worked a...

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