The single was released only in Europe. A music video was also made but never released in the United States until the band released their Greatest Hits album in 2003. Two versions of the single were released in the UK, but only the first was available elsewhere. A third, compilation version was released in Australia. With the song being only released in Europe it is amongst the least-known singles the band has released. As a result, it did not garner much recognition or airplay outside the band's fanbase.
The song tells of a road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway in which lead singer Anthony Kiedis, guitarist John Frusciante and bassist Flea surfed at Big Sur following Frusciante's return to the band. Drummer Chad Smith did not take the trip with his bandmates due to other commitments and also because he wasn't into surfing. The song is entirely acoustic, and is one of few Peppers' album tracks (along with "Lovin and Touchin", "Thirty Dirty Birds", "Pea" and "If") not to feature drums. As such, Chad Smith only appears briefly at the half of the video, arriving in a boat.