Since starring in Bruce Brown's Endless Summer II (1994), Wingnut has become a surf icon and has continually traveled the globe spreading the positive gospel of surf.
Freewaters CEO John Vance commented, "Over the years I have come to respect Wingnut not just as a surfer but as one of the sports best ambassadors of all time. His grom like stoke is infectious and is a joy to be around. He is a true waterman who can make a fun adventure out of any circumstance. As our Global Brand Ambassador, he will be spreading his stoke and the Freewaters story all around the globe. I couldn't be happier in announcing his involvement with our brand."
"It feels so right to work with a group whose business model and social responsibility are so strong, and whose roots are from Santa Cruz" said Wingnut. "I look forward to carrying the Freewaters message of fun footwear and clean drinking water as I chase waves around the world!"
Freewaters, founded by Martin Kim and Eli Marmar in 2010, was born out of their desire to make a difference.
Freewaters believes that access to clean drinking water is a fundamental human right. The global drinking water pandemic is a growing, complex and serious issue. The Freewaters approach however, is simple and not so serious. Freewaters makes innovative and easy-going footwear that transports you into vacation mode the minute you slip them on. Each pair helps support global clean drinking water projects. Every pair of Freewaters has a story, a human story.
Based in California, Freewaters soaks up the Cali spirit of innovation, cruising down the open road and spreading good vibes. The Freewaters mantra is 'do some good' – a call to make the world a better place, little by little, step by step.