VW Powers ‘Taking Charge’ Series with Pro Surfers Bruna Zaun and Patrick Gudauskas and Family

The popular watermen and Golden State residents take the new VW ID.4 EV out for a day of play, adventure and sustainability.

Few automakers are as synonymous with California car culture as Volkswagen, so when VW debuted its first fully electric vehicle, the VW ID.4, it was only a matter of time before the EV took the Golden State by storm. In Taking Charge, a new short-form series sponsored by VW, we explore a day in the life of two of the surfing world’s most recognized and respected competitors—Patrick Gudauskas and Bruna Zaun—and the myriad ways in which the all-electric VW ID.4 powers their everyday lives.


In her episode, Bruna makes a roundtrip journey from her house in Hermosa Beach to Encinitas to pick up a new board from local shaper Dominic Picone—with a pitstop at a farmer’s market in Oceanside. For his day with the VW ID.4 EV, Pat Gudauskas takes his family (wife and model Hanalei and son Canyon) to Topanga Beach for a surf session. The couple also swing by Motu, their eco-friendly San Clemente store, to pick up a few must-have items for their family beach day.


With its impressive range, spacious interior and tech-heavy features, the VW ID.4 EV is the perfect vehicle for active Californians like Bruna, Patrick and his family. To learn more about the all-electric VW ID.4, visit the VW site or test drive one at your local dealership.

Pro surfer Bruna Zaun drives a VW ID.4 EV from Hermosa Beach to Encinitas.

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