Surfin' U.S.A.
The Beach Boys Lyrics


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If everybody had an ocean
Across the U.S.A.
Then everybody'd be surfin'
Like Californ-I-A
You'd see 'em wearin' their baggies
Huarache sandals too
A bushy, bushy blonde hairdo
Surfin' U.S.A.

You'll catch 'em surfin' at Del Mar (inside, outside, U.S.A.)
Ventura County line (inside, outside, U.S.A.)
Santa Cruz and Trestles (inside, outside, U.S.A.)
Australia's Narrabeen (inside, outside, U.S.A.)
All over Manhattan (inside, outside, U.S.A.)
And down Doheny Way (inside, outside)
Everybody's gone surfin'
Surfin' U.S.A.

We'll all be plannin' out a route
We're gonna take real soon
We're waxin' 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.

At Haggerties and Swami's (inside, outside, U.S.A.)
Pacific Palisades (inside, outside, U.S.A.)
San Onofre and Sunset (inside, outside, U.S.A.)
Redondo Beach L.A. (inside, outside, U.S.A.)
All over La Jolla (inside, outside, U.S.A.)
At Waimea Bay (inside, outside, 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.
Yeah, everybody's gone surfin'
Surfin' U.S.A.




Yeah, everybody's gone surfin'
Surfin' U.S.A.

Overall Meaning

The song "Surfin' U.S.A." by The Beach Boys is an anthem of the surf culture in the United States. The song talks about how surfing has spread across the U.S.A. and how everyone is catching onto the trend. The lyrics mention several locations across California, like Del Mar, Ventura County Line, Santa Cruz, and Trestle. Additionally, the song mentions other popular surfing spots like Narabine and Waimia Bay. The lyrics also detail the clothing and hairstyles of the surfers, including baggies, huarachi sandals, and bushy blonde hairdos.


Overall, the song is an ode to the carefree lifestyle of surfers, who spend their summers catching waves and enjoying the sun. The Beach Boys convey this sense of freedom and excitement with their upbeat music and lively harmonies. The song is a classic representation of the surf sound, which is characterized by catchy melodies and sunny lyrics.


Line by Line Meaning

If everybody had an ocean
Imagine if everyone had access to the beach


Across the U.S.A.
All throughout the United States


Then everybody'd be surfin'
Everyone would be surfing


Like California
Similar to how it's done in California


You'd see 'em wearing their baggies
People will wear their baggy swimsuits


Huarachi sandals too
As well as the type of sandals called Huarachis


A bushy bushy blond hairdo
They'll have a long and wavy blond hairstyle


Surfin' U.S.A.
All while enjoying themselves in the surf of the ocean


You'd catch 'em surfin' at Del Mar
You'll find people surfing at Del Mar


Ventura County line
The border between Ventura County and Los Angeles County


Santa Cruz and Trestle
Also at Santa Cruz and Trestle, among other places


Australia's Narabine
Even in places like Narabeen in Australia


All over Manhattan
In New York's Manhattan, too


And down Doheny Way
As well as Doheny Way in Southern California


We'll all be plannin' out a route
We'll be making plans for where to surf


We're gonna take real soon
We'll be leaving very soon


We're waxin' down our surfboards
Preparing our surfboards for action


We can't wait for June
We're excited for the month of June


We'll all be gone for the summer
We'll be gone for the entire summer


We're on surfari to stay
We're on a surfing safari and plan to stay for a while


Tell the teacher we're surfin'
Even telling our teachers about our surfing plans


Surfin' U.S.A.
Having a great time surfing all throughout the United States


Haggerties and Swamies
Surfing at Haggerties and Swamies


Pacific Palisades
Another location for surfing in Southern California


San Anofree and Sunset
Also San Onofre and Sunset beach


Redondo Beach L.A.
Redondo Beach in Los Angeles


All over La Jolla
The entire La Jolla area is great for surfing


At Waimia Bay
And don't forget about Waimia Bay


Everybody's gone surfin'
Everyone is out surfing


Surfin' U.S.A.
Surfing in the United States is the best


Everybody's gone surfin'
Everyone is out enjoying the surf


Surfin' U.S.A.
There's no better place to surf than in the United States


Everybody's gone surfin'
Everyone is having a great time in the water


Surfin' U.S.A.
USA's surf culture is unmatched


Everybody's gone surfin'
Everyone is joining in on the fun


Surfin' U.S.A.
America's surf spots are second to none




Lyrics © ENTERTAINMENT ONE U.S. LP
Written by: Chuck Berry

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Philip Kassabian

A great song by The Beach Boys hit all the major surfing destinations.

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