Dave Wronski plays guitar in a band called Slacktone. Here he shows how to play his song "Avalon Slip." It's gorgeously crafted and reminds me of sailing to Avalon (even though I've never sailed to Catalina).
The reverb gets me -- it's the "wet" sound -- reminiscent of waves. Instrumental surf is a species of surf music that flourished in that brief window between the death of Buddy Holly and the arrival of The Beatles (The JFK era). Dick Dale invented much of the sound, enabled by Leo Fender. But before Dale was Link Wray. And Duane Eddy is credited with the first "proto-surf" song -- his 1958 'Moovin' N' Groovin''.
Back to Dave Wronski -- here is another Slacktone original -- "Into The Blue Sparkle" (2000):