Donavon Frankenreiter's beach playlist

The surfer-turned-artist downloads his top tunes for the unofficial start of summer this weekend.

Donavon Frankenreiter knows beach jams. The former pro-surfer (evidence above) and current singer, guitarist and songwriter lives in Kauai, Hawaii and released his fifth album, Start Livin' earlier this year. Since he captures the chill beauty of the beach in his own folksy music, we asked Frankenreiter to create his perfect soundtrack for a day of waves.

bob dylan - "make you feel my love"

bob marley - "three little birds"

jimi hendrix - "all along the watchtower"

donavon frankenreiter - "shine"

led zeppelin - "no quarter"

sade - "lovers rock"

van morrison - "slim slow slider"

the black keys - "10 a.m. automatic"

tom petty & the heartbreakers - "learning to fly"

wilco - "either way"

tom waits - "picture in a frame"

talking heads - "this must be the place"

steel pulse - "your house"

rod stewart - "ooh la la"

neil young - "dreamin' man"