O is for... Orange County
Although the genre is popular just about anywhere on the planet, Orange County, California is the spiritual home of surf music. Huntington Beach - or Surf City USA as it’s also known - has a Surfing Hall of Fame, a Hall of Fame and the International Surf Museum. These guys aren’t messing around!
The town even gets a shout-out in the Beach Boys classic Surfin‘ Safari (watch here), along with Malibu and various other surf locations. Huntingdon Beach also gets a mention in The Surfaris' Surfer Joe, as this jukebox clip attests.
O is also for… Obscure
As with other music genres such as rockabilly, blues and garage rock, surf has its fair share of obscure treasures - you just have to know where to look…
Also, get your fill of the huge number of current surf bands on the Surf Music website or at Surf Band. Chances are you’ll find something you like.