These 1960s Photos Are A Real Blast From The Past

History | 5/20/20

Surfin’ USA

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Circa 1960, a group of surfer perform surfing maneuvers in Hawaii. In the 1960s, surfing didn’t have the reputation that it does today. While surfing had been around in the 1930s and 40s, it wasn’t until the late 1950s and early 60s that it really began to grow in popularity.

Surfers then had a hippie-esque vibe to them which led to them getting labeled as “beach bums.” Music by the Beach Boys, the Surfaris, as well as movies, helped to popularize the culture and lifestyle.