After a ride of nearly 15 years, Transworld Surf magazine will becoming to an end.
A month after Transworld Surf was bought by Grind Media & Source Interlink (owners of Surfer and Surfing magazine), word came that Transworld Surf‘s print magazine is over. The last print copy will be the September issue. The brand will still continue online and readers of the site will know that the onlinepresence is a particularly strong one in the surf world.
When that transaction was announced, GrindMedia Senior Vice President and Group Publisher Norb Garrett suggested that there were no plans to cut any Transworld brands or employees. Umm
Strangely, Transworld are the only surf magazine title of the three top brands that don’t have “mag” in its URL, transworldsurf.com: surfermag.com, surfingmagazine.com and stabmag.com.
The obvious shout now is that print is dead or dying. When you own the two biggest surf magazines in the world, though, closing the smaller one does seem to make sense.
Transworld Surf Magazine 1999 – 2013