Llamas, Bud

Barrel-chested goofyfooter from Huntington Beach, California; one of America's top domestic pro competitors in the early and mid-'80s. "He's thrilled viewers everywhere with his radical brand of power surfing," writer Sam George said in 1985, "which includes high-risk moves with the carving 360 and the aerial. They call him Mr. Goodspray for a reason!"

Burton "Bud" Llamas was born (1962) in Anaheim, California, and raised in Huntington Beach, where he began surfing at age eight—all three of ...