The guitarist formed the band when he was a teenager and The Surfaris enjoyed a massive hit with Wipe Out, a song that was recorded as a B-side for their song Surfer Joe.

Wipe Out charted twice in the U.S. for The Surfaris - in 1963 and 1966 - and the fast-paced largely instrumental guitar track has since been recorded many times by the likes of The Fat Boys & The Beach Boys, punk act The Toy Dolls, and Jan & Dean.

The Surfaris disbanded in 1966 and Fuller joined the Seeds and later formed Jim Fuller and the Beatnik.

The guitarist recreated The Surfaris in the 1980s with Jim Pash, who died in 2005.

Bob Berryhill, who co-founded the group with Fuller, still tours with The Surfaris.