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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
  • Pukka 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
  • Into the Blue
  • Holiday in the Sun
  • The Surfer King
  • Aquamarine
  • Surf's Up
  • Orange County
  • Surfer Dude
  • Step into Liquid
  • Surf School
  • Barbie and a Mermaid Tale


Television

  • Surf Girls (MTV)
  • Laguna Beach (MTV)
  • Maui Fever (MTV)
  • Living Lahaina (MTV)
  • H20: Just Add Water (Network 10)
  • The O.C. (FOX)
  • Blue Water High (Abc1)
  • Summerland (The WB)
  • Paradise Hotel (FOX)
  • Beyond the Break (Noggin)
  • Stoked

Music

  • Incubus
  • 311
  • Colbie Caillat
  • Jason Mraz
  • Gavin DeGraw
  • Sheryl Crow - "Soak Up the Sun"
  • The entire Surf's Up soundtrack
  • Sugar Ray
  • Weezer - "Island in the Sun"

Timeline

Mid 2000s until the great recession of the 2000s

Lifestyle

Sports

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

Hobbies

  • Going to the beach
  • Tanning

Revival

Designer Steves Peeps plans to resurrect the look for a runway show. TikToks inspired by the look started trending in 2021.

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