The Beach Boys Cover Database


Catch A Wave
Surfer Girl cover

"Catch A Wave"

(Brian Wilson / Mike Love)
The Beach Boys song
Album: Surfer Girl (1963)
Listen to The Beach Boys version: Youtube, SpotifyCovers: 18

Rewritten for Jan and Dean as "Sidewalk Surfin'" (those versions not included here).


Studio coversAny studio recorded cover that doesn't fall into the other categories.
Live coversAny cover only performed live (including those released on live albums).
SamplesCover that samples the original track (or another cover)
Beach Boys & solo versionAny cover by The Beach Boys, either as a group or solo
MedleysCovers which are parts of medleys
"Bedroom" coversRecorded at home, for Youtube, etc.
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Artist Album Year ListenNotes
Available JellyIn Full Flail1989YoutubeJazz cover.
Adrian BakerCalifornia Girls2010
California
(covered as "Summer Fun Medley")
Summer Fun Medley single1981YoutubeMedley of "Surfin' U.S.A."/"Little Honda"/"Catch A Wave"/"Fun, Fun, Fun"/"I Get Around"/"Barbara Ann"/"Dance, Dance, Dance"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"California Girls"/"Good Vibrations".
The CoastlinersFootprints In The Sand
Ed & JoeNet Sounds 4
Jeffrey FoskettTributes & Rarities2003YoutubeStraightforward cover
Gidea Park
(covered as "Beach Boy Gold")
Gidea Park1981Youtube, SpotifyReleased as a single, which went to #11 in the UK charts.

Medley of "Graduation Day"/"Catch A Wave"/"Surfin' U.S.A"/"I Get Around"/"Little Old Lady From Pasadena"/"Fun, Fun, Fun"/"Sloop John B"/"Dance, Dance, Dance"/"When I Grow Up (To Be A Man)"/"Good Vibrations.

A live version appears on their Live In Concert album, with different songs (only "Surfin' U.S.A" and "Fun, Fun, Fun" remaining from the studio version).
Andrew GoldThe Beach Boys EP2008Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover. Also appeared on 2008's Copy Cat. The EP was re-released in 2010 as Beach Boys Gold by The Ultimate Beach Boys Cover Band.
Al Jardine, Family & FriendsLive In Las Vegas2001Live recording. Segues into "Hawaii.
KidsongsKidsongs: Cars, Boats, Trains, Planes1995Children's cover.
Chuck Kirkpatrick
(covered as "Surf's Up")
Surf's Up single1981YoutubeMedley of "Little Deuce Coupe"/"Help Me, Rhonda"/"California Girls"/"Good Vibrations"/"In My Room"/"Surfer Girl"/"Don't Worry Baby"/"Wendy"/"I Get Around"/"Barbara Ann"/"Shut Down"/"409"/"Catch A Wave"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Surfin' U.S.A."/"Fun, Fun, Fun".
Mike LoveCatch A Wave1996YoutubeRe-recording with Adrian Baker. Also appeared on Summertime Cruisin': The Unforgettable Favourites Of Mike Love And Bruce Johnston Of The Beach Boys, although Bruce doesn't appear on the track.
Fred Mollin And The Blue Sea BandFinding Nemo: Ocean Favourites2003Youtube, SpotifyStraightforward cover. Introduction by Crush. On the Disney's Beach Party - Surf Sound album the introduction is by Goofy.
RämounsRockaway Beach Boys2009Youtube, SpotifyPunk cover, in the style of the Ramones.
The Rock-afire ExplosionSchool Days single1981YoutubeA rather straightforward cover, or at least as straightforward as a cover by an animatronic band from a pizza restaurant can be...
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(covered as "(Just For Fun...) All Surf!")
Symphonic Sounds: Music Of The Beach Boys1998Orchestral medley of "Catch A Wave"/"Surfin' Safari"/"Surf City"/"Hawaii/"Surfin' U.S.A.".

Arranged by Bob Alcivar, produced by Bruce Johnston and Adrian Baker.
Surf Punks
(covered as "Surf's Up Medley")
Surf's Up Medley single1981YoutubeMedley of "Surf City" / "Surfin' U.S.A." / "Help Me, Rhonda" / "Wouldn't It Be Nice" / "California Girls" / "Pipeline" / "Catch A Wave" / "I Get Around" / "Surfer Girl".
Vision X¡Barrenando! EP1999Punk cover.

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