Surf music is a genre of popular music associated with surf culture. It has two basic sub genres:
(1) Surf pop music, including both surf ballads and dance music that includes a vocal line. Sometimes called “beach music” as it was popular amongst non-surfers as well.
(2) Surf rock, generally instrumental in nature with an electric guitar or saxophone playing the main melody. Many notable surf bands have been equally noted for both surf instrumental and surf pop music.