Checkout: Bud Freitas

Name: Bud Freitas a.k.a. “Little Bud”

Age: 16

Height: 5’6″

Weight: 135

Hometown: ?

Sponsors: Billabong, Dragon, Ocean and Earth, Stretch surfboards

Little Bud is well-known for being a top-notch contest surfer. What people might not know is how well he freesurfs. Bud absolutely kills it both backside and frontside, which is rare for a kid from Santa Cruz because there are almost no lefts here. Bud’s also been crackin’ some fat aerials lately, adding to his already fine-tuned repertoire. He started entering some air shows this year, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he started moving his way up the ratings. If Bud finds his focus, he can do anything he wants. Watch out for this kid!¿Dave Nelson