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"Surfin' Safari"


Simple but catchy 1962 song by the Beach Boys, containing a short checklist of popular early '60s surf breaks, maneuvers, and lingo. "Surfin' Safari" was the Beach Boys' first national Top 20 hit, peaking at #14 on the Billboard charts. It went to #1 in Dallas and Minneapolis, as well as the more obvious beach cities like Los Angeles and San Diego. Later in the year, the song topped the charts for three weeks in Sweden. All told, the single sold 900,000 copies.

"Surfin' Safari" was cowritten...