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Since February 26, 2006, has been the premier home on the web for friends and fans of the world-wide phenomenon known as surf music! Created in Southern California in the early 1960's, surf music is very much alive today and has spread around the globe. Join us in our forums to discuss surf music, past and present. Meet new friends and discover new bands. Want to play surf music? We have lots of forums devoted to playing, performing, and writing surf music. We have lots of discussions on gear: guitars, amps, and drums. Check out our podcasts and hear some really great tunes! Finally, we feature news and articles on the surf scene, and you'll always know where you can catch some live surf music!

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Current News Stories

Los Apaches/Phantom Noir/The Wretched Edsels

A new series, Big Wave Sunday, gets underway on July 21, at The Redwood in downtown Los Angeles, with a free show. That's right: the first one's free. Come down and get hooked!


New Album - The Me Gustas - It Came From the Chum Bucket out now!

We are proud to announce that we just received our latest vinyl record, It Came from the Chum Bucket. We will have it at all upcoming shows including SurfxSurfwest in a few weeks time. For those of the digital persuasion, please visit our Bandcamp page to download! Those coming out to the Daikaiju show tonight, we will have it as well! You can contact us through any of our social media pages, Bandcamp or email:

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As always, thank you for the continued support! Reverb, set, new album!



New single "Point Reyes" by Desert Undertones

This one will be on the full album at the end of the year. Check it out on Bandcamp and all streaming services!


Surf Bonanza #5 - Newcastle, UK - 3rd August

Surf Bonanza returns to the salubrious Newcastle venue The Cluny!

Performances by The Wax Phantoms, The Milk Lizards, The Spiratones and The Del Roswells.

Pay on the door, or tickets available here


New Release: The Scimitars Debut LP - Desert Tales on Hi-Tide Recordings

NEW RELEASE: SoCal combo @the_scimitars has announced highly-anticipated debut LP “Desert Tales” - out July 26 from Hi-Tide Recordings

The 11-track journey to where the crashing waves meet the ancient sands follows debut 45 “Damascus Steel / Bari Simone” from 2023, and arrives just in time for the band’s appearances at Surf Guitar 101 Festival in Los Angeles and Tiki Oasis in San Diego this summer

Renowned Mexico City-based illustrator Dr. Alderete created the stunning album art

“We are excited to finally release this album of fresh tunes and crowd favorites,” says multi-instrumentalist & composer Ran Mosessco. “Plus - an album-only composition that may surprise long-time fans. We loved the process of creation and can’t wait to share it.”

STREAM the title track & PRE-ORDER the limited-edition Hi-Tide-exclusive “Sandstorm” clear/gold marble colored vinyl today at:


Track list can be found here:





Los Pipelines releases a new full album "The yellow machine"

Los Pipelines releases a new full album "The yellow machine".

Click to listen . . .




Luna Nueva Estudio records and Los Pipelines are proud to announce the release of the new LP “The yellow machine”. Out now and available digitally, on limited edition yellow vinil and on all digital platforms.

10 wonderful songs… give them a listen!


"New" Susan & The SurfTones CD...It's Live....

"New" live CD from Susan & The SurfTones coming soon. Our show at Klupfel, Nuremberg, Germany, February 13, 2001 was recorded and will be available on July 9th as a digital CD. We'll post a preview soon.


Surfer Joe Surf Festival 2024 LIVE STREAMING

If you cannot come to the event... we will do our best to offer a good streaming service. Connect to our YouTube channel!

We will repost on social media the direct link to the video when available.


A Post SG101 Show in Long Beach

Will you still be in town after the big weekend? Will you be waiting around for Tiki Oasis? Are you a glutton for reverb?

We've got you covered.


Waikiki Makaki - My Dad is a Mariner

New release from Waikiki Makaki.

Band leader and currently sole member of the project Vitaly dedicated it to his father who passed away this spring. He was a naval officer, great husband, friend and father and a wonderful person. He is sorely missed.

"This track was written in memory of my father, who left us this spring. I love you dad."

For more news stories, check out our news archive.

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