The Surfaris !
The Surfaris were formed in 1962 by a few surfing teenage kids who wanted to provide dance music at local skating rinks and VFW halls.
As their name suggest, the surf subculture and musical style was becoming popular, a "Surfing Safari" being a common term used by surfers hunting good waves.
Jim Fuller, leader of The Surfaris, obtained the standard "surf sound" kit:
Leo Fender’s Stratocaster guitar, reverb, and Bandmaster amp. Ron Wilson, introduced a vigorous cadence-laced drumming style which caused The Surfaris music to be much more energetic than other surf bands.
The band’s first recording effort in late 1962 brought them the song they are best know for, Wipe Out (but Bombora’s still my favorite !)
The Surfaris - Bombora
The Surfaris - Wipe Out!