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Secret Samurai Surfing Band at Surfin Sundays Huntington Beach

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Secret Samurai, a San Diego-based band has performed throughout Southern California. They often return to concert performances at Huntington Beach's Surfin Sundays concert series.


Secret Samurai certainly holds some secret devices to capture their audience and them energized. With the bandd's debut CD, GUN-SHO-GUN, we discovered that while surfing is a major theme genre, influences range from traditional and no-wave progressive reverb-drenched surf to Middle Eastern sagas.

Ryan Ruiz & Steve Van Wyk formed the band in 2005 after a decade long presence, Surf Report, ended its reign. Moving with ease between themes and styles, guitarist Ryan Ruiz  has played guitar for 25 years (must have been a baby when he started), and uses these classics: American Vintage Reissue '62 Fender Jazzmaster; American Vintage Reissue '62; Fender Stratocaster; 1967 Dual Showman Amp; Mid-sixties 2x12 Bandmaster Cabinet with Weber 12F150T Ceramic Speakers; Early 90s Fender '63 Reissue Reverb Tank.

Steve-O learned to play on a Peavey Patriot but all Parts Precision Bass; Gallien-Krueger 800RB Amp and Ampeg 4x10" Cabinet.

Secret Samurai has a great tour schedule with many appearances in their native land of San Diego, California.  Some bars and clubs where you might find them include: San Diego's The Tiki House, The Bar Pink Elephant and the Zombie Lounge. Orange County and Los Angeles County residents have opportunities to see them peform at night clubs and Surfin Sundays concerts in downtown Huntington Beach.

Their website seems updated (last time we checked) and is a great place to start looking for their next gig near your home or vacation.

Where to stay? There's one place that makes a walk to the concert just steps. Be sure to check out the Shorebreak Hotel, and if the price is a bit steep, try Best Western a block or two away.