"Sound of the Surf"
is the first feature documentary that tells the true story of Surf Music. With author and musician John Blair
, Director Thomas Duncan spent over three years researching and filming. The film explores the early 60s when venues like the Rendezvous Ballroom, Harmony Park Ballroom, Revelaire Club, and Retail Clerk's Hall dominated the Southern California music scene. But it didn't stop there. Blair went beyond the rumored demise of Surf in the late 70s when his band Jon and the Nightriders re-ignited the Surf Music phenomenon in the middle of the Los Angeles punk rock scene.
Surf Music is still very much alive and well today. The musical form has spread across the globe, represented by thousands of bands from nearly every country. "Sound of The Surf" includes live performances by the bands who best show the diversity and innovation that Surf Music continues to develop. The film includes appearances by The Eliminators, Surfaris, Slacktone, The Madeira, Surf Coasters, Meshugga Beach Party, The Bitch Boys, The Barbwires, Laika and the Cosmonauts, Wadadli Riders, Los Straightjackets, and more.