A story over 60 years in the making!

THE SURF MUSIC DOCUMENTARY

“Sound Of The Surf” is the documentary film celebrating the innovative sounds of Surf Music which became an instant cultural phenomenon when electric guitars merged with the sport of surfing in the early 1960’s. Surf Music’s influence helped to shape an entire generation and it’s influence is felt throughout the history of modern music.

The story first began on the pristine beaches of Southern California, center stage for the forces that would combine to create the unique sound and style of Surf Music. Filmed and presented in High Definition, “Sound Of The Surf” examines the surf culture before the theatrical release of the movie “Gidget”. It takes you on an intimate journey back in time through the use of original music, rare archival footage, personal photo collections and exclusive interviews.

Today, over sixty years after the Rendezvous Ballroom in Newport Beach reverberated to the sounds of pounding surf guitar, deafening drums and stomping feet, the sound of Surf Music is an American institution with a universal appeal for all ages. For the first time, “Sound Of The Surf” tells the true story behind this cultural and commercial phenomenon, as told by those who were living California’s early beach culture and the musicians who brought Surf Music to the ears and hearts of millions.

THE SURF MUSIC DOCUMENTARY

“Sound Of The Surf is a documentary film celebrating the innovative sound of Surf Music which became an instant cultural phenomenon when it united instrumental guitar with the world of surfing, 60 years ago. Surf Music shaped an entire generation in the early ’60s and that influence has continued through the history of modern music.

The story begins in the 1950s on the pristine beach of Southern California, center stage for the forces that would combine to create the unique sound and style of Surf music. Filmed and presented in High Definition, “Sound Of The Surf examines the surf culture before the theatrical release of the movie “Gidget. It takes you on an intimate journey back in time through the use of original music, rare archival footage, photos, and exclusive interviews.

Today, sixty years after the Rendezvous Ballroom in Newport Beach reverberated to the sounds of pounding surf guitar, deafening drums and stomping feet, the sound of Surf music is an American institution with universal appeal for all ages. For the first time, “Sound Of The Surf tells the real story behind this cultural and commercial phenomenon as told by those who were part of California’s early surf culture and the musicians who brought Surf music to the ears and hearts of millions