The Beach Boys are an American rock band, formed in 1961, who gained popularity for their close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a Southern California youth culture of cars, surfing, and romance. Brian Wilson's growing creative ambitions later transformed them into a more artistically innovative group that earned critical praise and influenced many later musicians.
"Surfin'" is the title of a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for The Beach Boys. It was first released as a single on December 8, 1961 on Candix Records and it later appeared on the 1962 album Surfin' Safari. The B-side of the single was "Luau". It was The Beach Boys first ever released single and it is therefore an important part of The Beach Boys' history. The Beach Boys were trying to think of something original and creative that they could write a song about.