Sunset Beach was an American short-running soap opera that aired on NBC from January 6, 1997 to December 31, 1999. It was co-produced by NBC and Aaron Spelling Productions, and co-created by Robert Guza Jr., Charles Pratt Jr. and Josh Griffith. It aired in over 70 countries around the world, and was especially popular in Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom, Norway, Finland, Sweden, New Zealand, Israel, Germany, Poland, Republic of Macedonia, Croatia, Russia, Romania, Slovenia, Venezuela and Bulgaria.
In the very first episode, the legend of Sunset Beach  is introduced, and symbolizes the very first Sunset Beach supercouple, Meg and Ben:
“ When the moon rises early,
just as the Santa Ana winds kicks up out of nowhere,