Bud Freitas

Surfing extraordinaire

Bud Freitas is fresh out of the water, breathing heavy after peeling soaked 5mm neoprene off himself after a sunset session underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. “I’d never surfed there before,” he says. “I just really wanted to be able to say I had. It was terrible, windy and cold. Booties, hood, gloves, the whole bit. But I had fun.” This is a version of Bud Freitas that hadn’t existed for years.