Surfers buy and control Wavelength Magazine

April 24, 2014 | Surfing
Wavelength Magazine: pumping since 1981

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

In 1981, photographers John Conway and Jeff Tydeman gave birth 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 would sadly pass away with 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, 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 which is firmly focussed on long form journalism, incredible exclusive imagery and the love of being a surfer from The British Isles," the Wavelength team explains.7

"We want to produce a mag that you have to pick up in a newsagent, 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.