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Surf Crush , also known in some circles 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 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 the movie.

Visuals

Popular visual cues of the era include:

  • Surf boards
  • MTV stars such as Lauren Conrad wearing it
  • aquatic motifs
  • Pukka shells
  • Hawaiian shorts
  • excess of Billabong & Quicksilver
  • Surf fonts
  • Websites like Myspace
  • beachy hair
  • sea shells

Fashion

Clothing

  • Halter Tops
  • Spaghetti Straps
  • Jean Shorts
  • Aloha Print
  • Hawaiian Print
  • Sarong

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

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)

Music

  • Incubus
  • 311
  • Jack Jhonson
  • Colbie Caillat
  • Jason Mraz
  • Gavin DeGraw

Timeline

Mid 2000s until the great recession of the 2000s

Lifestyle

Sports

  • Surfing
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Volleyball

Hobbies

  • Going to the beach
  • Tanning

Revival

Designer Steves Peeps plans to resurrect the look for a runway show.