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This is REAL surf music!

Real surf music is instramental, maybe with an occasional set of lyrics. No beach boys, no jan and dean,no frankie and anette, this album is way up there with dick dale, the ventures, the challengers, the surfari's, the bel airs, etc... this album captures the true surf sound of the 60's with plenty of wet reverb twanging! take it from me, a surf guitarist, the sentinals big surf album will make you want to get out there and soul surf all ten on the nose! a true california surf band! i rate this band a 4 stars only cause dick dale rules and is a 5 star god!

Big Surf

This album is out of print.Get it!Sound is outstanding.This is real surf music.Surfers rule.

I had this album as a surfer in Calif. 1963

This is a great album. Mine got turned into a potatoe chip by the sun while sitting in my B&N car record player one day surfing the Huntington Beach pier.
I was a jazz enthusiast at the time. And, went to the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach often.
There was a rumor at the time that this album was performed in studio by some well known jazz talent to make money. Since the surf sound was just coming out of nowhere and was very profitable. The quality of the music is so good. You just have to wonder. I never learned the back story. Uncle Sam cut my hair off and i moved on.


Formed: 1961

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s

A decent though not first-division surf band, the Sentinals made a couple of albums for Del-Fi in 1963-64 and achieved a good deal of regional popularity, although only drummer Johnny Barbata (later in the Turtles and Jefferson Starship) would go on to name groups. They formed in 1961 in the Californian Central Coast town of San Luis Obispo, a locale that also bred another Del-Fi surf band, the Impacts (starting point of future cult folk-rocker Merrell Fankhauser). The Sentinals (sometimes, confusingly,...
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