Surfer Stomp

Artless but irresistible foot-stomping dance step created in 1960, most likely at Dick Dale's early "surf stomp" shows at the Rendezvous Ballroom in Newport Beach. The Surfer Stomp was a coast-to-coast hit in America in the early '60s, and later jumped to Australia and New Zealand. "The Stomp was never a dance," Aussie surf writer Pete Bowes later wrote. "It was a wrecking ball, a demolition, a stamping grinding deafening assault on the integrity of whatever building was unwisely hosting the ...