Dakine is an Hawaiian-English word denoting thousands of different meanings. Likewise, Dakine bags can fit surprising amounts of goods and are bursting with creative technical features under the attractive surface. Dakine was born in 1979 when Rob Kaplan started making a new, more durable kind of surf leash. Kaplan's leash became a huge success and with this experience in material strength he begun designing bags of a seldom seen quality. A few of the skaters on the Dakine team: Brandon Biebel, Chris Haslam, Ryan Decenzo, Tyler Bledsoe, Kyle Berard, Andrew Langi and Sierra Fellers.