NESMA Members

Name Genre
"Big Wave" Dave Becker (honorary member) West Coast Surf Ambassador of the Aquamarines
3rd Wave (VA - active) Guitar-based instrumentals, mostly surf
9th Wave (CT - active) Hot Rod Surf
Agent Octopus (MD - active) Instrumental, Surf
AmpFibians (OH - active) Surf-inspired Rock, Spy, Garage Rock
Aqualads (NC - active) Surf & Instrumental
Aquatudes (CT - active) Original and Classic Surf Rock, Exotica, Authentic Rockabilly, Vintage Rock 'n Roll
Atom Bumz (MD - inactive) Surf, Instro, Garage
Atomic Mosquitos (MD - active) Atomic Surf
B11 (MA - active) Instrumental
Balboas (active) Degenerate Punk Surf
Beachcombovers (MA - active) Surf Instrumentals
Big Surf (MN - inactive) Surf, Prog Surf, World Surf   
Big Wipeouts (MA - inactive) Instrumental Surf Rock
Bitch Boys (Slovenia - honorary member) Slovenia's premier surf rock band
Black Transmitter (NJ - active) Surf, Rock, Soundtrack
Blandingos (MA - inactive) Instro, Surf
Blue Demons (Ontario - active) Instrumental Surf
Blue Wave Theory (NJ - active) Surf, Instrumental Rock
Bongo Surf (NJ - inactive) Traditional Surf Instrumental
Bosch (NY - inactive) Surf, Garage Rock
Brigantines (NJ - inactive) Surf-Pop
Brine-iacs (NJ - inactive) Surf Obsessed Surf
Cadillac Hitmen (MA - inactive) Desert Surf
Captain Ahab & the Sea Crackens (NY - inactive) Nautical Salty Sea Captain Surf
Chillers (NJ - active) Authentic Rock & Roll and Surf
Clams (CT - active) Instro Surf, TV:Movie
Cliff Divers (Ontario - active) Surf
Cliffs & Bangers (RI - inactive) Surf, Punk, Rock
Cocktail Preachers (IL - inactive) Surf, Instro, Lounge, Tiki
Coffin Daggers (NY - active) Psychedelic Surf Punk
Come Arounds (MA - inactive) Surf Vocal Pop
Commercial Interruption (CT - active) Progressive, Surf, Instro
Coppertones (NJ - inactive) Surf Rock
Crimson Ghosts (MA - active) Instrumental Surf Tribute to the Misfits
Crustaceans (CT - active) Surf, Pre-surf, Hot Rod, TV, Spy
Curl Daddys (NC - active) California (60's) Surf, Rockabilly
Curse of Kona (ME - active) Traditional Surf
Cutback (FL - inactive) Instrumental Surf
Danger Nuts (NJ - inactive) Surf Rock, Instrumental
Deathbed Bride (MA - inactive) Voodoo-Swamp Surf Punk
Defiant Ones (inactive) Punk-Surf
Del Rios (OH - active) Surf & Instro Rock
Derangers (MA - inactive) Surf, Desert Surf, "Westermental"
Diamondheads (MD - active) "We don't just play surf!"
Dick Dale, 1937-2019 (honorary member) King of the Surf Guitar
East Coast Tremors (MA - inactive) Psycho Surf
El Muchacho (NY - inactive) Surf, Punk, Garage
El Patapsco (MD - inactive) Twangy instro
Elektra Kings (PA - active) Surf and Spy
Exotic Surf Tones (CT - active) Exotica, Surf, Lounge
Fathoms (MA - active) Surf
Fin-Dicators (NJ - active) Surfin' Rock
Fisherman (NY - inactive) Vibraphonic Burlesque, Tiki, Lounge, Exotica
Gein & the Graverobbers (MA - inactive) Instro Horror Surf
Go! Tsunami (IL - active) Surf, Rock
Gremmies (MD - inactive) Surf, Instro
Hang Daddy (NY - inactive) Surf, Instrumental
Heavies (IL - inactive) Industrial Strength Surf
Howlin' Thurstons (NY - inactive) Surf, Punk
Hypnotide (OH - inactive) Surf, Surf-Punk, Blast Beats
Inland Surf Band (PA - inactive) Instro Surf
Isotopes (NY - active) Instrumental Surf
Jagaloons (NY - active) Surf, assorted instrumental (spy/spaghetti western/etc.)
Jonnie Dog and the Dingos (NJ - active) Beach-based power twang
KBK (AL - active) Apocalyptic Surf
Killer Filler (NC - inactive) Instrumental Surf, Soul, Lounge etc.
Killers From Space (MD - active) Space, Surf
Laika & the Cosmonauts (honorary member) Finland's finest surf/instro band (retired)
Los Cobras (MI - inactive) Head-Boppin', Hip-Shakin', Sand-Kickin' Surf!
Los Pinguinos (ME - active) Instrumental Surf
Los Straitjackets (honorary member) America's instrumental rock 'n roll combo
Luau Cinders (MD - active) Instrumental surf, Rock
Mark Malibu & the Wasagas (Ontario - active) Surf Punk Instrumental
Matt Heaton & the Electric Heaters (MA - active) Surf Noir
Men in Gray Suits (Quebec - active) Classic instrumental surf rock
Meteor IV (NC - inactive) Surf, Instro, Original
Mister Neutron (NJ - active) Surf & instro rock
Mofos (NY - active) Surf Instro Metal
Monterreys (NC - inactive) Surf, Spaghetti Western, Sci-Fi/Spy
Mystery Men? (GA - active) Surf, Instrumental Rock
Neanderthals (honorary member) Primitive garage rock featuring Eddie Angel
Neptune Society (NJ - inactive) Instrumental Surf Rock
North Shore Troubadours (CT - inactive) Progressive Surf Rock
NoSeRiDeRs (NC - inactive) Mod Surf Rock
Nuclear Juarez (honorary from TX) Instrumental surf & garage rock from San Antonio Texas
Octomen (NY - inactive) Instrumental Surf
Outpatients (NY - inactive) Instru-mental Surf-a-billy
Papaya Kings (NY - inactive) Garage-Surf
Paul Johnson (honorary member) 1960s surf music innovator, composer of "Mr. Moto", and member of many surf bands over the years
Phantom Creeps (MA - inactive) Sinister Surf
Preston Wayne 4 (MA - active) "King of the Whammy Bar" - hot rod surf
Primitive Finks (NJ - active) Horror Surf
Recruders (NY - inactive) Surf 'n Trash
Reluctant Aquanauts (IL - inactive) Midwest's Youngest Surf / Instro Band
Renegade Lounge (CT - active) Surf
Retroliners (NJ - active) Criminal Surf
Rev Hank (Nova Scotia - active) Primitive Raw Twang
Reverb Galaxy (MD - inactive) Shredding, melodic surf instros w/reverb soaked guitars
Rip Chords Surf & Hot Rod with vocals
RoarShark Instrumental Surf
Ronnie Lake Surf, Hot Rod, Rock
Sandbanks (CT - active) Instrumental Surf
Sea Devils Trad Surf
Sea Turtles Surf, Funk, Jazz
Serf Blasters Surf Rock trad and progressive, rockabilly
Serfs Ethnic, Instrumental Rock, Xtreme Polka
Sharkskins Surf, Garage
Shecky and the Twangtones Instrumental Surf & Twang
Simon and the Barsinisters (NY - active) Eclectic, including instro surf
Space Rangers Wild, reckless surf music from Germany
SPF4 (The Sun Protection Factor Four) Surf Inspired Instrumentals
SpyTones Surf, Instrumental
Squid Pussy Rebel Surf Rock
Strange But Surf Surf Rock & Roll
Stunt Doubles Surf-Instro, Cowpunk
Sump Pump Monkeys Scientific Power Surf
Supertones Vintage Surf
Surf and Turf Trad Surf and Rock 'n Roll
Surf Daddys Spy, Surf, Spaghetti
Surf Ratz Surf, Instro
Surf Res Q Trad Surf Rock
Surf Squad Dick Dale Tribute Band
Surfalicious Dudes California surf with an NY attitude
Surfer Rex Instrumental Action-Adventure!
Surfrajettes (Ontario - active) Psychedelic Surf Rock
Surge! Surf, Instro
Swiv-o-matics Charm City Surf
TarantinosNYC Surf, Soul, Spy, Spaghetti Western
Televisionaries Surf, Rockabilly
Thee Icepicks Instrumental hardcore surf
Thee Swank Bastards Vegas-style surf trio with hula hooping
theUNIDENTIFIED Sci Fi, Surf, Punk, Garage
They're Gonna Get You Super Rockin' Original Instro Surf
This Spy Surfs Surf & Spy Music
Trabants Surf, Garage, Psych, Indie, Exotica
Tritons Instrumental surf
Tsunami of Sound Surf, Rock instrumentals
Tsunamibots Surf Punk, Surf Rock
Turbosonics Instrumental, Surf, Rock (Hot Rod Surf)
Undertows Ventures-meet-The Beatles Surf
Underwater Bosses Surf Rock, Instro Surf, Surf Punk, Horror Punk
Urban Surf Kings Espresso Fueled Surf
Vanes Surf, Rock, Experimental
Venice Beach Muscle Club Instrumental traditional surf, 50's stuff, tiki, hot rod, soundtrack, lounge, spy
Vivisectors Psychedelia-Surf
Weisstronauts (MA - active) Eclectic guitar-based instrumental (with a few vocals, now and then)
WrayCyclers Instro, Rock (Link Wray / Davie Allan & the Arrows tribute)
X-ChromaTones Instrumental Surf, Rock
Zuni Fetish Experiment (ZFE) Instro Avant-Hard Rock