Surf culture conjures up a very specific aesthetic, although it can be hard to define — in some cases, it’s very much a matter of “you know it when you see it.” That said, a commitment to the surfing lifestyle doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re stuck with an aging, unreliable ride. There are a few virtues that are timeless, such as good looks, affordability, and great cargo capacity. More modern conveniences, such as reliable all-wheel drive systems, enable the go-anywhere attitude that make it easy to get to the beach and catch a wave whenever the urge strikes.
Let’s take a look at ten vehicles that evoke the spirit of surf culture. Even if the actual looks are something of a stretch, these cars offer up-to-date functionality that more than make up for bending the rules when it comes to authenticity.