Not to be confused with the famous Surfaris
, the ones who did "Wipe Out," this entirely separate surf group from Orange County, CA, was forced to change their name when the other Surfaris
got a big hit. A respectable band in their own right, they managed to record a few very obscure singles and compilation LP tracks, as well as an unreleased album. Their best tracks, "Bombora," "Surfari," and "Latin'ia," boast the spooky reverb guitar lines and Latin-influenced minor melodies that were hallmarks of much of the best instrumental surf music, although the bulk of their recordings were run-of-the-mill.