Jazz saxophonist Bud Shank provided the soundtracks to two of surfing movie producer Bruce Brown's early films -- Slippery When Wet (1959, Brown's debut film) and Barefoot Adventure (1961, Brown's third film).
Surfing music as a genre did not yet exist, so surfing fanatics were treated to some cool West Coast jazz sounds. Both soundtracks were released on the Pacific Jazz label.
The Barefoot Adventure album was a bigger hit than the label anticipated, selling about 10,000 copies. In fact, wrote Brad Barrett in an article for The Surfer's Journal in the spring of 2000, "this was so far beyond Pacific Jazz's expectations (and resources) that they couldn't pay Bud Shank the royalties due him. So they went out and bought him a deluxe sound system on credit, components of which he still owns to this day."
Personnel on the soundtrack date was as follows:
Bud Shank: Alto & Baritone Sax
Bob Cooper: Tenor Sax
Carmell Jones: Trumpet
Dennis Budimir: Guitar
Gary Peacock: Bass
Shelly Manne: Drums.
From the link below you can listen to and download the title track from Barefoot Adventure.
Barefoot Adventure is available on CD in several variations, none of them cheap. Best bet is probably the straight reissue (2011) from EMI Japan, available for slightly less than $17. The download version is less than half the price.
From YouTube, here's another sampling of the soundtrack. The tune is Ala Moana.