Sean Collins, 2008 Surfers Hall of Fame inductee, photographed in Suntek shorts in the summer of 1978 in Surfside, Calif., by his wife Daren. I think the only other surf trunks at the time were Katin, which were good, but were heavy canvas and not quite as comfortable, Collins recalled. I usually wore Katin though. Today Collins is president and CEO of Huntington Beach-based surf forecasting service Surfline.com, a company he founded that uses weather data to map and forecast surf conditions. FOR THE RECORD: In an earlier version of this this caption, Collins' shorts were incorrectly identified as made by Adidas.
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