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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!

Reverb Nation: Live at the 2017 Surf Guitar 101 Convention

Have you heard the news? A live album was recorded at last year's SG101 Convention by Grammy winner Mark Linett, who also mixed and produced the album! This album features an astounding 27 tracks (!!!) from The Surf Rockers, Outerwave, The Volcanics, The Tequila Worms, The Insect Surfers, The Mystery Men?, Atomic Mosquitos, The Lively Ones, The Surfaris Tribute Band, The Exotics, The Kilaueas, The Madeira, Par Avion, El Caminos, and Venturesmania! This is simply thee album to get if you love surf music and want to hear what's happening in the current surf scene! Never before has an album like this been available, and so expertly produced! Buy several copies for your friends!

Want more information? Checkout this news story for more information.

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Current News Stories

2019 Rockin Race Jamboree lineup announcement

Deke Dickerson, The Phantom Surfers and Los Straitjackets are coming to Malaga Spain in February for the Rockin Race Jamboree!


To all our European friends, we're very proud to announce our return to Europe in the summer 2019. Soon we will post the first gigs confirmed.

See you soon dudes!!!

Info / booking :



Debut album by: The SurfAces

We are super excited to be releasing our debut album: Ride the Gamma Wave on Bandcamp


Please check it out and comment accordingly

Frankie and The Poolboys play live in my front room!

I set up a show with Frankie, King of Hawaii and The Delstroyers tonight and I couldn't go because I am hooked up to a machine that makes noises when I am bad. So Ferenc and the band came and played a whole set in my front room. Unreal generosity from Ferenc, Karen and the rest of the band, I was speechless.


ALAN JENKINS The Experimental Surf Music BOX

The ReR Megacorp have released an 8 CD boxed set of experimental surf music: ALAN JENKINS The Experimental Surf Music BOX.

This may not necessarily be of interest to surf purists.


Holiday mayhem from today's top merry makers!

A throbbing pleasure package soon to be stuffin' a stocking near you!

Deck yer halls with this boss 4-track Christmas offering from your fave instrumental combo! This years' coolest round of holiday cheer comes from those Norwegian sensations, the Twang-O-Matics, placing four killer tracks under your tree! Norway’s top instrumental group rips it up on this seasonal slab of wax, applying their trademark style to four familiar yuletide tunes. Christmas is a merry time and what could make one merrier than giving this great new Christmas platter a whirl on the ole holiday hi-fi? Wherever you are, whatever you are doing for the yuletide, let the Twang-O-Matics provide the perfect holiday soundtrack! No Christmas party is complete without a couple o' spins from this.

Catalogue #: HSR006
Format: 7” VINYL EP & DOWNLOAD (download available 8th of December)


Thom and Cathies 36th Anniversary Surf Party

Join us as we welcome Frankie and the Poolboys, King of Hawaii, The Delstroyers and The Margraves. Doors open early so we can enjoy a full set from all 4 bands.


NEO Charity Show in Ohio, Friday Dec 7

Friday Dec 7 at The Maplegrove 14832 Pease rd. Maple Hts. OH

Lake Effect Reverb and WJCU are having a holiday charity show featuring The Kahuna Kings and Beyonderers. Lotus Pedal and Dead Earth are also playing. Admission is free and we will be collecting cash and non-perishable donations for the Cleveland Foodbank, Friends of the Cleveland Kennel, and the Alzheimers's Association. Doors open at 7 and show starts at 7:30.

Z & the Tiki Twisters first 7 track EP is out now!

Way up from the Pyrenees, Z & the Tiki Twisters released their first 7 track EP Hardcore Twist in Istanbul City.

Available on Bandcamp, more info on Facebook


The Waterboarders NEW ALBUM OUT NOW!

The Waterboarders new album "Plymouth Five-0" is available now. The UK surf band release their 10 track CD, available through the Facebook page with downloads available from


The release party is on 3rd November at Rockets & Rascals, Barbican, Plymouth UK from 7pm with The Waterboarders playing between 8pm and 9pm. After party drinks at The Nowhere Inn until 3am.


Hope you all enjoy it! The album should be available on Spotify, iTunes, Deezer, etc soon

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