About The Song

The Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” released in 1963, is a spirited and infectious surf rock anthem that captures the excitement and thrill of California’s surf culture. Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love, the song’s catchy melody, upbeat tempo, and vibrant harmonies have made it an enduring classic in the realm of rock and pop music.

With lead vocalist Mike Love’s energetic delivery and the band’s tight harmonies, “Surfin’ U.S.A.” celebrates the carefree lifestyle of surfers riding the waves along the coastlines of America. The song’s lyrics, which mention various surfing hotspots across the country, evoke images of sun, sand, and endless summer days.

Upon its release, “Surfin’ U.S.A.” became a major hit, topping the charts and earning widespread acclaim for its infectious energy and youthful exuberance. Its success helped to establish The Beach Boys as one of the most iconic and influential bands of the 1960s.

As we revisit “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” we celebrate The Beach Boys’ enduring legacy and the lasting impact of this iconic song. Its timeless appeal and joyful spirit continue to resonate with audiences, reminding us of the enduring allure of surf culture and the power of music to evoke feelings of freedom and adventure.



If everybody had an ocean
Across the U.S.A.
Then everybody’d be surfin’
Like Californi-a
You’d seem ’em wearing their baggies
Huarachi sandals too
A bushy bushy blonde hairdo
Surfin’ U.S.A.
You’d catch ’em surfin’ at Del Mar
Ventura County line
Santa Cruz and Trestle
Australia’s Narrabeen
All over Manhattan
And down Doheny Way
Everybody’s gone surfin’
Surfin’ U.S.A.
We’ll all be planning that route
We’re gonna take real soon
We’re waxing down our surfboards
We can’t wait for June
We’ll all be gone for the summer
We’re on surfari to stay
Tell the teacher we’re surfin’
Surfin’ U.S.A.
Haggerties and Swamies
Pacific Palisades
San Anofree and Sunset
Redondo Beach L.A.
All over La Jolla
At Waimia Bay
Everybody’s gone surfin’
Surfin’ U.S.A.
Everybody’s gone surfin’
Surfin’ U.S.A.
Everybody’s gone surfin’
Surfin’ U.S.A.
Everybody’s gone surfin’
Surfin’ U.S.A.
Everybody’s gone surfin’
Surfin’ U.S.A.
(Everybody’s gone surfin’
Surfin’ U.S.A.)