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Honorary Members:



"Big Wave" Dave Becker West Coast Surf Ambassador of the Aquamarines
Bitch Boys Slovenia's premier surf rock band

NESMA "Spotlight" interview - August 2007 

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Dick Dale

King of the Surf Guitar

Laika & the Cosmonauts Finland's finest surf/instro band (retired)
Los Straitjackets America's instrumental rock 'n roll combo
Neanderthals Primitive garage rock featuring Eddie Angel
Rip Chords Legendary 1963 band ("Hey Little Cobra"), still performing & recording!

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Space Rangers Wild, reckless surf music from Germany
Paul Johnson & the Surfaris Today's incarnation of the original 1960s surf band of "Wipeout" fame
Thee Swank Bastards Vegas-style surf trio with hula hooping

Band Members:

For a listing of band members by STATE/COUNTRY, click here.



3rd Wave (VA) Guitar-based instrumentals, mostly surf
9th Wave (CT) Hot Rod Surf
Acoustic Surf Tones (CT) Acoustic Surf / Lounge
Agent Octopus (Mid-Atlantic) Instrumental / Surf
AmpFibians (OH) Surf-inspired Rock, Spy, Garage Rock
Aqualads (NC) Surf & Instrumental
Aquatudes (CT) Original and Classic Surf Rock, Exotica, Authentic Rockabilly and Vintage Rock 'n Roll
Atom Bumz (MD) Surf / Instro / Garage
Atomic Mosquitos (MD) Atomic Surf
B11 (MA) Instrumental
Balboas (various) Degenerate Punk Surf
Beachcombovers (MA) Surf Instrumentals
Big Surf (MN) Surf / Prog Surf / World Surf
Big Wipeouts (MA) Instrumental Surf Rock
Blandingos (MA) Instro / Surf 
Blue Demons (Canada) Instrumental Surf
Blue Wave Theory (NJ) Surf & Instrumental Rock
Bongo Surf (NJ) Traditional Surf Instrumental
Bosch (NY) Surf / Garage Rock
Brigantines (NJ) Surf-Pop
Captain Ahab & the Sea Crackens (NY) Nautical, Salty Sea Captain Surf
Chillers (NJ) Authentic Rock & Roll and Surf
Clams (CT) Instro Surf / TV / Movie
The Cliff Divers (Canada) Surf
Cocktail Preachers (IL) Surf / Instro / Lounge / Tiki
Coffin Daggers (NY) Psychedelic Surf Punk
Commercial Interruption (CT) Progressive / Surf / Instro
Crimson Ghosts (MA) Instrumental Surf Tribute to The Misfits
Crustaceans (CT) Surf / Pre-surf / Hot Rod / TV / Spy
Curl Daddys (CT) California (60's) Surf / Rockabilly
Curse of Kona (ME) Traditional Surf
Cutback (FL) Instrumental Surf
Danger Nuts (NJ) Surf Rock
Defiant Ones (various) Punk-Surf
Del Rios (OH) Surf & Instro Rock
Derangers (MA) Surf, Desert Surf, "Westermental"
Diamondheads (MD) "We Don't Just Play Surf!"
El Muchacho (NY) Surf / Punk / Garage
Elektra Kings (PA) Surf / Spy
Fathoms (MA) Surf
Fin-Dicators (NJ) Surfin' Rock
Fisherman (NY) Vibraphonic Burlesque /  Tiki / Lounge / Exotica
Gein & the Graverobbers (MA) Instro Horror Surf
Go! Tsunami (IL) Surf / Rock
Gremmies (MD) Surf / Instro
Hang Daddy (NJ) Surf / Instrumental
Heavies (IL) Industrial Strength Surf
Howlin' Thurstons (NY) Surf / Punk
Hypnotide (OH) Surf/Surf-Punk/Blast Beats
Isotopes (NY) Instrumental Surf
Jonnie Dog & the Dingos (NJ) Beach-based Power Twang
Kill, Baby...Kill! (AL) Dirty Surf
Killer Filler (NC) Instrumental Surf / Soul / Lounge, etc.
Killers From Space (DC/MD) Space / Surf
Luau Cinders (DC/MD) Instrumental Surf / Rock
Mark Malibu & the Wasagas (Canada) Surf Punk Instrumental
Matt Heaton & the Electric Heaters (MA) Surf Noir
Men in Gray Suits (Canada) Classic Instrumental Surf Rock
Meteor IV (NC) Surf / Instro / Original
Mister Neutron (NJ) Surf & Instro Rock
Monterreys (NC) Surf, Spaghetti Western, Sci-Fi/Spy
Mystery Men? (GA) Surf / Instrumental Rock
NoSeRiDeRs (NC) Mod Surf Rock
Octomen (NY) Instrumental Surf
Los Pinguinos (ME) Instrumental Surf
Preston Wayne 4 (MA) "King of the Whammy Bar"
Primitive Finks (NJ) Horror Surf
Recruders (NY) Surf 'n Trash
Renegade Lounge (CT) Surf
Retroliners (NJ) Criminal Surf
Reverb Galaxy (MD) Shredding, melodic surf instros with reverb soaked guitars
Rev Hank (Canada) Primitive Raw Twang
Rip Chords (NY) Surf & Hot Rod with Vocals
RoarShark (NY) Instrumental Surf
Sea Devils (NY) Trad Surf
Sea Turtles (PA) Surf / Funk / Jazz
Serfs (MA) Ethnic / Instrumental Rock / Xtreme Polka
Sharkskins (PA) Surf / Garage
Shecky and the Twangtones (NY) Instrumental Surf & Twang
Simon & the Barsinisters (NY) Eclectic, including instro surf
SPF4 (Sun Protection Factor 4) (MA) Surf Inspired Instrumentals
SpyTones (MA) Surf / Instrumental
Strange But Surf (NY) Surf Rock & Roll
Supertones (NY) Vintage Surf
Surf Ratz (PA) Surf / Instro
Surf Squad (CT) Dick Dale Tribute Band
Surfalicious Dudes (NY) CA Surf with a NY Attitude
Sufrajettes (Canada) Psychadelic Surf Rock
Surfer Rex (OH) Instrumental Action-Adventure!
The Surge! (GA) Surf / Instro
Swiv-o-matics (MD) Charm City Surf
TarantinosNYC (NY) Surf / Soul / Spy / Spaghetti Western
Televisionaries (NY) Surf / rockabilly
Thee Icepicks (ME) Instrumental Hardcore Surf
theUNIDENTIFIED (NJ) Sci Fi / Surf / Punk / Garage
This Spy Surfs (NY) Surf & Spy Music
Trabants (MA) Surf / Garage / Psych / Indie / Exotica
Tritons (MD) Instrumental Surf
Tsunami of Sound (MA) Surf / Rock Instrumentals
Tsunamibots (VT) Surf/Punk - Surf/Rock
Turbosonics (PA) Instrumental/Surf/Rock (Hot Rod Surf)
Urban Surf Kings (Canada) Espresso Fueled Surf
Vanes (NY) Surf / Rock / Experimental
Venice Beach Muscle Club (NY) Instro Trad Surf / 50s / Tiki, etc.
Vivisectors (NY) Psychedelia-Surf
Weisstronauts (MA/VT) Eclectic guitar-based instrumentals
WrayCyclers (NYC) Instro / Rock (Link Wray / Davie Allen & the Arrows tribute)
X-ChromaTones (OH) Instrumental Surf / Rock

Special Supporters:



Bruce "Snake" Gabrielson, the original Huntington Beach surfing "Snake"!


Clint Beachwood - A Day at the Beach surf radio show on KCR 1260 am, San Diego
Devlar Surf Session / Ray Dukes
Dino Records
Frank Wood Productions
Fraternal Order of Moai (F.O.M.) Fraternal organization for those interested in tiki culture

Roots Rock Radio
Spinout Records Eddie Angel's (of Los Straitjackets fame) record company

Surf Night by Bobby D
Surfabilly Freakout / Jet Sterling

Unsteady Freddie 

WCNI Radio - "Generation Rebellion" show hosted by Atwater

(For more supporting organizations, see our Links page.)




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