This episode of Hippie Love Turbo, on KUCR 88.3 FM was a Surf Rock Special!!! Everything on this episode was dripping with reverb and had a faint smell of salt and sunscreen. Things are starting to open up as the boring apocalypse (the Covid-19 pandemic) begins to fade away and like many others I am starting to dream of a summer filled with seaweed and sand. While we're not quite in the clear, you can still enjoy nature by participating in some fun and socially distant activities such as beachcombing, which is the process of searching the shoreline for neat artifacts, fossils, and seashells. In fact, beachcombing is such a well loved activity that there's even a magazine dedicated to it!
During the second set of the show you heard Newport Beach by The Super Stocks and I spoke a little bit about Newport Beach's preeminent surf spot that's known as The Wedge. The Wedge is mostly known for it's large waves which reach up to 30 feet, but there's also a tragic history to the surf spot which involves the death of a child and his father's quest to tame the wild waters through the creation of a jetty. Although I didn't play the song on this special, Dick Dale, who is most well known for his version of Misirlou, immortalized The Wedge in his 1963 song of the same name. If you can't head over to Newport but you want to check out The Wedge for yourself, there is a neat webcam which you can watch here.
Anywho, you can check out the sunburned surf special playlist below: