The Surfaris

The Surfaris are an American surf music band formed in Glendora, California, in 1962. They are best known for two songs that hit the charts in the Los Angeles area, and nationally by May 1963: "Surfer Joe" and "Wipe Out", which were the A-side and B-side of the same 45 rpm single.

The Surfaris were inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2019 for their hit instrumental song, "Wipe Out".

Birth and Death Data: Born Founded 1962

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1963 - 1966

Roles Represented in DAHR: Vocal group

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 82 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 13245 8/12/1963 Waikiki run The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13246 8/12/1963 Point panic-1 The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13261 9/4/1963 Jack the ripper The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13262 9/4/1963 Misirlou The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13263 9/4/1963 I'm a hog for you The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13264 9/4/1963 Surfing drums The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13265 9/4/1963 Bat man The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13266 9/4/1963 Baja The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13267 9/4/1963 Similau The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13268 9/4/1963 Wipe out The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13269 9/4/1963 Surfer Joe The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13270 9/4/1963 Blue surf The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13271 9/4/1963 Surfaris stomp The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13272 9/4/1963 Surf scene The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13276 10/2/1963 A surfer's Christmas list The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13277 10/2/1963 Santa's speed hop The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13280 11/6/1963 Comin' home, baby The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13281 11/6/1963 Wax board and Woodie The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13282 11/6/1963 Hiawatha The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13283 11/6/1963 Scratch The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13284 11/6/1963 Earthquake The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13285 11/6/1963 Sugar shack The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13286 11/13/1963 Be true to your school The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13287 11/13/1963 Louie Louie The Surfaris Vocal group  
Decca L 13288 11/14/1963 Little deuce coupe The Surfaris Vocal group  
(Results 1-25 of 82 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Surfaris, The," accessed May 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/345897.

Surfaris, The. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/345897.

"Surfaris, The." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 May 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/345897

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