Founded on Maui's North Shore in 1979, Dakine got its start when founder Rob Kaplan started making better surf leashes so his friends could ride bigger waves. From these humble beginnings, Dakine has built a reputation in the travel category and established themselves as a leader in the world of bags, packs and accessories. Now with a headquarters located at the base of Mt. Hood in Hood River, Oregon, Dakine builds backpacks, travel bags, accessories, outerwear and clothing for people who love to surf, snowboard, skateboard, mountain bike, ski, windsurf, kiteboard and travel. Surfrider acknowledges Dakine for the many years of support for our Pacific Northwest chapter's Clean Water Classic and welcomes them to our Surf Industry Coastal Defender community. Learn more about Dakine.