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Surf Crush, also known as Coconut Girl, is an aesthetic that was prevalent from roughly 2003 to 2008. The term was coined by designer and celebutante Steves Peeps in 2018. It is named after the mid-2000s surfer-style fashion craze inspired by TV shows such as The OC and Laguna Beach. This fashion aesthetic was prevalent in award shows as well as graphic design. This era co-existed with the McBling era.

History[]

The roots of Surf Crush can be traced back to Blue Crush, one of the first movies to feature a beachy atmosphere that later evolved into Surf Crush.

Visuals[]

Popular visual cues of the era include:

  • Surf boards
  • MTV stars such as Lauren Conrad wearing beach-style clothing
  • Aquatic motifs
  • Puka shells
  • Hawaiian shorts
  • Suntans
  • Websites like Myspace
  • Beachy hair
  • Seashells
  • Bonfires on the beach

Fashion[]

Clothing

  • Halter tops
  • Spaghetti straps
  • Jean shorts
  • Aloha-print shirts and shorts
  • Hawaiian-print shirts and shorts
  • Sarongs

Accessories

  • Puka shell necklaces and bracelets
  • Ankle Bracelets
  • Toe rings
  • Temporary glitter tattoos
  • Hibiscus flowers

Brands

  • Quiksilver
  • Hurley
  • Roxy
  • Billabong
  • Vans
  • Swell
  • Volcom
  • O'Neill

Media[]

Movies[]

  • Blue Crush (2002)
  • Into the Blue (2005)
  • Holiday in the Sun (2001)
  • My Scene Jammin In Jamaica (2004)
  • The Surfer King (2006)
  • Aquamarine (2006)
  • Surf's Up (2007)
  • Orange County (2002)
  • Surfer Dude (2008)
  • Step into Liquid (2003)
  • Surf School (2006)
  • Barbie in a Mermaid Tale (2010)
  • Barbie In a Mermaid Tale 2 (2011)
  • Teen Beach Movie (2013)
  • Teen Beach 2 (2015)

TV Shows[]

  • Surf Girls (MTV) (2003)
  • Laguna Beach (MTV) (2004-2006)
  • Maui Fever (MTV) (2007)
  • Living Lahaina (MTV) (2007)
  • H20: Just Add Water (Network 10) (2006-2010)
  • The O.C. (FOX) (2003-2007)
  • Blue Water High (ABC1) (2005-2008)
  • Summerland (The WB) (2004-2005)
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) (2003-2015)
  • Beyond the Break (Noggin) (2006-2009)
  • Stoked (2009-2013)
  • Surf Patrol (Seven Network) (2007-2009)
  • Strawberry Shortcake (Seaberry Beach Party episodes specifically)

Music[]

  • Incubus
  • 311
  • Sublime
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Colbie Caillat
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Jack Johnson
  • Jason Mraz
  • Gavin DeGraw
  • Sheryl Crow - "Soak Up the Sun"
  • The entire Surf's Up soundtrack
  • Smash Mouth
  • Sugar Ray
  • Weezer - "Island in the Sun", "Surf Wax America"
  • Gorillaz - Plastic Beach Album, Humility

Playlists[]

Activities[]

Sports

  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Volleyball

Hobbies

  • Going to the beach
  • Tanning

Resources[]

External links to help get a better understanding of this aesthetic.

Playlists[]

Gallery[]



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