• Pacific Longboarder: The Atlantics “Still Making Waves” 60 years on!
    Believe it or not, Australia’s surf-music super group The Atlantics has just released a new album of all-new original songs. Jim, Martin & Bosco – even Peter Hood can be heard on the closing track. What makes this release truly remarkable is that it’s 60 years since The Atlantics first topped the charts with “Bombora” – […]
  • ABC News: Australian surf rock band The Atlantics are Still Making Waves, six decades later
    By Mark Bannerman It was 1961 and two boys from Maroubra Bay High in Sydney are talking after school. One is Peter Hood, the drummer in a new band called The Atlantics.  The other, Jim Skiathitis, is an up and coming guitarist who sings songs like Sweet Sixteen at parties.  They chat for a while, until […]
  • Surfer Gary Birdsall on hand to see Cronulla Point big wave ride re-created at Walk the Walls
    By Murray TrembathUpdated December 12 2022 Gary Birdsall, the surfer whose big wave ride at Cronulla Point in 1963 was captured in an iconic photo and paintings, was on hand to see the moment brought to life in another art medium – a mural at Cronulla Walk the Walls. The festival attracted many visitors over […]
  • Sydney Morning Herald Obituary: Peter Hood: Drummer with The Atlantics on international hit ‘Bombora’
    By Glenn A Baker September 24, 2021 PETER HOOD: 1943–2021 In 2013, a surging instrumental rock song was added to the National Film and Sound Archive’s Sounds of Australia registry. It was named after an Aboriginal term for large waves breaking over submerged rock shelves and had what has been described as a “monstrous, pounding, driving […]
  • Peter A Hood 1943 – 2021
    26th June 1943 – 22nd September 2021 It is with a saddened heart that we announce the passing of our dear friend and Atlantics’ Drummer, Peter Hood. Peter passed away at 11.00am, Wednesday 22nd of September 2021 at Robina on the Gold Coast. Peter, who had been gravely ill for a quite some time and […]
  • Cream Of the Crate Album Review # 201 : The Atlantics – Great Surfing Sounds of The Atlantics
    By Rob Greaves -August 2, 2020 10:00 am90 1   These reviews are provided to help maintain a connection with various genres of popular music extending from the 1940’s through to present time. “Virtually the only successful surf instrumental band, not from America.” – [] .. .. .. “THE ATLANTICS-BOMBORA . . . May be the Greatest Surf […]
  • Guitar World: 10 Instrumental Surf Rock Songs You Need to Hear Now
    Posted 03/10/2016 by Damian Fanelli I spent the good part of 10 years as the guitarist (and chief songwriter) in an instrumental surf-rock band. We played for very little money … drove for hours looking for gig parking onManhattan’s Lower East Side … had people scream at us to turn down the freakin’ reverb … As Slacktone’s Dave Wronski […]
  • The Age: Waxing lyrical: From The Atlantics to The Break, surf music refuses to die
    by Damien Murphy “To you I shall put an end, then you’ll never hear surf music again.” Jimi Hendrix’s lyric from his 1967 album Are You Experienced delivered an elegy to surf music that was well past its use by date. But it refuses to lie down and die. Even today, more than 50 years […]
  • Continental Magazine (USA) – The Atlantics interview
    Ivan Pongracic (The Madeira) interviewed The Atlantics for Double Crown Records’ Continental Magazine. The interview was conducted by email between January 2013 and March 2014 and is so lengthy that it was presented as two parts over two issues. The first part covered their early days from 62′ to 65′ (issue 21) and the second […]
  • Johnny Rebb: 1939 – 2014
    It is with great sadness, that we extend our sincere sympathies to the family of our long time friend, Johnny Rebb who passed away in Newcastle Hospital on Monday 28th July 2014. We shared many happy adventures and fond times during our musical careers with John, and we will always remember him with joy and […]
  • Retirement Announcement
    After completing their European tour in 2013 The Atlantics announced their retirement from live playing and touring. We wish to thank all our fans and friends that have supported us throughout the years by buying our records and coming to our gigs and concerts. It really made it all worthwhile.
  • Nastola Rautalanka Festival Award
    At the Nastola Rautalanka Festival we were presented with a beautiful gold guitar award for our contribution and lasting  promotion of instrumental music internationally. It was the Thirteenth presentation of the award and the first time it has been presented to a non European band. It was indeed a great honour to receive the award.
  • Cooly to rock on with blast from past
    Bob Anthony, Sun Community Newspapers   |  12:01am April 14, 2013 Cooly Rocks On is coming to Coolangatta and festival chairperson Gail O’Neill and CEO Bob Newman are revved up for the event. BREAK out the boardies and wax up the malibu because Cooly Rocks On is hitting the beach in more ways than one this […]
  • 2013 Touring Lineup
    The Atlantics touring lineup is Jim Skiathitis (guitar), Martin Cilia (guitar), Haydn Pickersgill (bass) and Lloyd Gyi (drums). We have been rehearsing at Peter Hood’s Atlantics studios in Earlwood for the upcoming tour, under the guidance of original Atlantics drummer and songwriter Peter Hood.
  • European tour announced
    The Atlantics are heading over to Europe this summer for the Surfer Joe Summer Festival and the Instrumental Musick Festival in Finland. Keep an eye on the gigs page for more gig announcements.
  • New CD Available: Collectibles
    Check out the new Atlantics CD “Collectibles”. Available now from the shop.
  • New DVD Available: Live at Freshwater
    Check out the new Atlantics DVD “Live at Freshwater”. Available now from the shop.
  • Announcing Ultra Words
    Peter Hood and Jim Skiathitis have written a great number of The Atlantics’ releases including Bombora, Crusher, War of the Worlds, Rumble and Run and many others. However, their collaborations were not just restricted to song writing. They worked on many other projects together and in 1990 began developing an idea for a board game […]
  • Interview in Manly Daily
    Music has long been synonymous with the surfing culture. But like the trends in surfing styles and the lifestyle surrounding it, music styles in the genre have also changed. For next weekend’s first Festival of Surfing in Manly the evolving beast of surf culture will be revisited and celebrated. Read more…