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She's been sewing there since the early s. Long before corporate giants like Quiksilver started making swimwear for male surfers, there was Hughes, a soft-spoken, 4-foot woman who has never ridden a wave in her life, sewing like crazy in a tiny room in the Katin Surf Shop. Nancy and Walter Katin were making boat covers and sails in the s, when a hot-dogging surfer named Corky Carroll came in and asked them to make a pair of trunks out of their indestructible canvas.