The Challengers were an instrumental surf music band started in late 1962. They were located in Los Angeles. They represented a growing love for surf music and helped make the genre popular. Their debut album "Surfbeat" was the biggest selling surf album of all time and helped bring surf music from California to the rest of the world.
The Lively Ones were an instrumental surf rock band active in Southern California in the 1960s. Some people call them the best American surf band. They played live mostly in California and Arizona. Their hit Surf Rider (written by Nokie Edwards from The Ventures) was used in the final sequence of Quentin Tarantino's film Pulp Fiction.