Almanac Music: North Melbourne Surf Club – ‘Banned from the Beach’



In the early 60s I loved the sound of surf music, ‘Wipe Out’ and ‘Surfer Joe’ by The Surfaris, ‘Pipeline’ by The Chantays, and of course, ‘Bombora’ by Aussie band The Atlantics are some of the many tunes that flooded the airways at that time.


Recently my friend Tony alerted me to some music Max Crawdaddy had played on his radio program on 3RRR, ‘Son of Crawdaddy’ which featured the music of the North Melbourne Surf Club. I had a listen and was absolutely rapt with the sound. The sound of the instrumental surf guitar is unique, timeless, and brings back fond memories of summers long ago.


The North Melbourne Surf Club







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About Colin Ritchie

Retired teacher who enjoys following the Bombers, listening to music especially Bob Dylan, reading, and swimming.


  1. Don’t mind me a bit of surf music, Col !!

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