The following information and links to audio and video resources can be found throughout the various sections of this web site and in the associated teaching materials. Links to the individual singer’s or musical group’s own web sites are provided when available. Such materials are also widely posted on YouTube and other online sites. We are including links here to provide immediate access for educational purposes, and we therefore urge teachers to restrict their use of these clips for classroom use only to comply with the spirit of fair use. They are not to be used or disseminated for any purpose other than as part of a lesson plan within the classroom.

Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story. Brian L. Gillogly. 2010.

Five Summer Stories. Greg Macgillivray and Jim Freeman. 1972.

Gidget. Directed by Paul Wendkos. Columbia Pictures. 1959.

Ride the Wild Surf. Directed by Don Taylor. Columbia Pictures. 1964.

Slippery When Wet. Bruce Brown Films. 1958.

The Endless Summer. Bruce Brown Films. 1964.

The Women and the Waves. Produced by Heather Hudson and Peck Euwer. A Graciegirl/Swell Pictures Production. 2009.

These Are Better Days. Bill Ballard and Billygoat Productions. 1999.

Gidget Graduates as a Surfer

“Miserlou” Played Live by Dick Dale

“Surfin’ Safari” played live by the Beach Boys

Audio Links
“Love Love Love” by Tristan Prettyman

Miserlou” by Bruce Shimabukuro (CD: Legends of the Ukulele 2: Hawaiian Masters)

“Surf” by the Ka’au Crater Boys

On YouTube
“Banzai Washout” by Dick Dale

“Blue Hawaii” Lap Steel Instrumental

“Fun Fun Fun” by the Beach Boys

“Hawaii” Played by Ukulele Master Ohta-san

“Let’s Go Trippin'” by Dick Dale

“Little Old Lady from Pasadena” by Jan and Dean

“Lovely Day” by Donavon Frankenreiter

“Miserlou” Played on the Steel Guitar

“Miserlou” Played by Dick Dale

“Pipeline” by the Chantays

“Sitting, Waiting, Wishing” by Jack Johnson

“Surf City” by Jan and Dean

“Surfer Girl” by the Beach Boys

“Surfin’ Safari” by the Beach Boys

“Wipe Out” by the Surfaris

Beach Boys


Dick Dale

Donavon Frankenreiter

Jack Johnson

Jan and Dean


Tristan Prettyman


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