Wavelength Magazine: pumping words since 1981

Wavelength Magazine has been bought by a group of surfers and is seeking crowdfunding support to keep it alive in print and digital environments.

In 1981, photographers John Conway and Jeff Tydeman gave birth to Wavelength. Europe's longest-running surf mag has been traveling through decades of change in the surf industry and in media.

When Wavelength was born, there was no internet, and Mark Richards was ruling the IPS World Circuit. Kelly Slater was an unknown surfer, and there were still two German states.

In the following years, John Conway sadly passed away from cancer.

The surf mag changed owners - Cornwall and Devon Media, and later Wild Bunch Media - and is now fully controlled by surfers.

"The magazine isn't going anywhere," the Wavelength team explains.

"In fact, it's getting even better, higher quality, with a tight team of top image makers and writers to put together a bi-monthly journal that is firmly focussed on long-form journalism, incredible exclusive imagery, and the love of being a surfer from The British Isles."

"We want to produce a mag that you have to pick up in a newsagent, we can't wait for it to land on your door mat, and to do that, we need to make it all together."

Tim Nunn, surf and adventure photographer, is leading the ship into new and favorable swells.

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