The surf scene in Malibu has a revival with surf punks wearing bright-colored board shorts. As more outside surfers flocked to Malibu the violence from the locals grows.
The Malibu-based band Surf Punks release their album My Beach. The group's music focused on the experiences of local Malibu surfers and surfers who commuted to the beaches.
The U.S. Pro is held in Malibu. This was the state's "first men's division world circuit event," according to the Encyclopedia of Surfing.
The Surfrider Foundation is formed by a group of surfers to protect Malibu's beaches from ongoing environmental problems.