Puerto is a surf rock duo featuring guitarist Zach Polletta and drummer Sean Nowland. Their debut album Portugal, produced by Jordan Andreen (Lukas Nelson, Karl Denson, The Damned), blends jazz, sixties rock, and soul. It was released August 6, 2020.
Their music has been featured in filmmaker Kyle Buthman’s surf video “Scenic Route to Salinas” and elsewhere, and they've opened for locals the Mattson 2 and Montalban Quintet.
The duo's summer 2020 music video for their track "Lineas," filmed by surf cinematographer Kyle Buthman (Surfer Magazine,Vans, UFC, Vice and Patagonia), is described as "a gorgeous meditation on the refuge of the California coast" and "a sun drenched classic that inspires creativity, beauty and happiness." The video features professional female surfers Candra Jordan, Tessa Timmons, Bianca Dootson, and Leahi Johsens longboarding Santa Cruz's infamous Steamers Lane.
“Through art and expression, one can find positivity and beauty in everyday life,” says singer-guitarist Zachary Polletta.