If you’re not sucking down your company’s broadband by streaming Pandora radio all day, you’re missing out. Pandora is a great site for listening to free music, based on the artist or song you specify.

Setting up a station depends on the type of surf music you like.  Most all popular bands are available, so if you simply enter your favorite band, that will work fine.

Pandora Radio - Misirlou - Beach Boys

Pandora Radio – Misirlou – Beach Boys

Personally, I like to create stations with multiple artists, to make the music a little diverse. At least, I think that’s how it works. Here are some tips I’ve found:

  • Songs work better than artists. A song has a specific sound, a band can have many sounds.
  • Do you want a 60′s “clean” surf guitar sound, or do you want a dirty sound? If you want both, create two different stations or your one station will sound muddled.

For an old-school surf station, try:

  • The Ventures
  • “Surf Rider” by the Lively Ones

For a clean station, try:

  • “Pacifica” by Los Straitjackets
  • “Blue Venus” by the Blue Sting Rays (also good for a slow, get your wife in the mood station)

For a crunchier sound, how’s about:

  • “Eliminator” by Dick Dale
  • “Son of DaiKaiJu” by DaiKaiJu
  • Link Wray

A more swing sound:

  • “Can You Dig It?” by Los Straitjackets

Lots of reverb:

  • “Mystery Meat” by Man or Astro-Man?
  • “Rebel Rouser” by Duane Eddy

What are your Pandora station suggestions?  Or any other internet radio stations?