Who Sang Ride the Wild Surf? Jan & Dean

Jan & Dean Dead Mans Curve cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Brian Douglas Wilson, Jan Berry, Roger Val Christian
Release Date: 1979
length: 2:21
Some other versions of "Ride the Wild Surf"

Lyrics
In Hawaii there's a place known as Waimea Bay
Where the best surfers in the world come to stay
And ride the wild surf they come to try
To conquer those waves some 30 feet high

[Chorus:]
Ride ride ride the wild surf
Ride ride ride the wild surf
Ride ride ride the wild surf
Gotta take that one last ride

Surf fever brings them here to meet the test
And hanging round the beach you'll see the best
They're waxed up and ready just waiting for
The surf to build up on the northern shore

[Chorus]

Lined up and waiting for that next big set outside
Nothing can stop it cause you've just gotta ride ride ride ride ride
The heavies at the pipeline are okay
But they can't match the savage surf at Waimea Bay
It takes a lot of skill and courage unknown
To catch the last wave and ride it in alone
Ride ride ride the wild surf
Ride ride ride the wild surf
Ride ride ride the wild surf
Gotta take that one last
Gotta take that one last ride

[Chorus]

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Linda
  • 2 Surf City
  • 3 Honolulu Lulu
  • 4 Drag City
  • 5 Dead Man's Curve
  • 6 The Little Old Lady From Pasadena
  • 7 Ride the Wild Surf
  • 8 Sidewalk Surfin
  • 9 You Really Know How to Hurt a Guy
  • 10 Popsicle

  • Release information
    label: Liberty Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin