Two surfers, Ian Brett and Jon Wilson established BALIN in 1974. They met on the beaches of the Mornington Peninsula and started a business producing legropes and surfboards to support their lifestyle.
In the 70s urethane legropes were a new thing. Through constant experimenting and testing the two partners designed a new end piece that was later to become the standard for nearly all legropes globally. With a legrope that was far better than anything on the market, they went to America to sell their revolutionary legropes to the world. Today Balin produces the strongest leash ever.
The first clothing range was developed in the early 80’s, with the philosophy of making functional products that work for surfers and has resulted in a successful clothing brand that is used by surfers for that very reason. Today with complete men’s, ladies, and luggage accessory range, Balin continues to produce fashionable, functional clothing for surfers.