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Nuuhiwa was born (1948) in Honolulu, Hawaii, the son of a Waikiki beachboy and martial arts instructor, and began surfing at age five, one year after his mother died. He moved to California in 1961 with his father David Nuuhiwa II. David Nuuhiwa is widely known for his soulful noseriding. Often perched at the tip of his board for 20 seconds or more. Nuuhiwa's smooth and fluid style established him winning the 1966 international championship in San Diego. Nuuhiwa continued to win contests following the shortboard era, such as the 1971 U.S. Surfing Championships. By this time Nuuhiwa had transitioned from his longboards to shortboards, favoring twin-fin fishes. He continued to win competitions and make projects, most notably surfing in Rainbow Bridge, a film starring Jimi Hendrix. Nuuhiwa later starred in Five Summer Stories.

"Gettin Hungry" (Brian Wilson/Mike Love) "Sailor" (Dave Robinson/Ron Altbach) "Lovestruck" (Ed Tuleja/Ron Altbach) "Shes Just Out to Get You" (Mike Love) "I Dont Wanna Know" (Mike Love) "Starbaby" (Mike Love) "Go and Get That Girl" (Ed Tuleja/Ron Altbach) "Hows About a Little Bit" (Brian Wilson/Marilyn Rovell/Mike Love/Ron Altbach) "Song of Creation" (Dave Robinson/Ron Altbach) "Country Pie" (Ed Tuleja/Ron Altbach)

Mike Love - Lead Vocals on 1, 4, 8 and 10 Dave "Doc" Robinson - Bass and Lead Vocals on 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9 Paul Fauerso - Keyboards and Lead Vocals on 6 Ron Altbach - Keyboards Charles Lloyd - Saxophone Kim Calkins - Drums

"Amusement Parks U.S.A." was released as the B-side to "Salt Lake City" on a promotional single. It was also released as a single in Japan, backed with "The Rocking Surfer." The song was omitted from the 1980s re-release of Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!) (retitled California Girls), along with "I'm Bugged at My Ol' Man."

AllMusic critic Richie Unterberger described the track as a "subpar effort" and as one of the "throwbacks to the empty-headed summer filler of previous days" on Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!). Author Jim Fuselli called the track a throwback "to the group's happy-go-lucky days," after also describing the album that it first appeared on as lacking "a coherent lyrical theme."