£15,000 raised to keep iconic mag going
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 15 May, 2014 - Wavelength are thrilled to announce that they have reached their initial fundraising target on crowdfunder with 3 weeks still to spare. Crowdfunding rules making it an all or nothing game, the initial fundraising target was set at £15,000.
"We are delighted with the response that we have had from both our loyal community as well as the wider industry. We now have 3 weeks to really push on with the campaign targeting £30,000, safe in the knowledge that the campaign has already been a storming success." Tim Nunn, Editor Wavelength.
Thanks to the support of 'the crowd' Wavelength Surf Magazine, Europe's longest running surf publication is now in its strongest position in years! Back in the hands of surfers and fully supported by the surfing community and the wider industry.
"Having been involved in Wavelength for nearly 10 years, I couldn't be more excited by the plans that we have for Wavelength. We already have a solid foundation as well as a genuine heritage here at Wavelength, with the team we have in place as well as the talent we are continuing to recruit, it is my job to ensure that the quality of content we produce reaches new highs." Said Nunn
As an independent publication the interests of the magazine and website will be looked after by Wavelength Media. Wavelength Media is mid way through its recruitment of a focused digital team to take the title fully online. Wavelength has also attracted some of the industries best known surf writers, photographers and videographers following the closure of other UK Surf titles earlier in the year.
Alongside the production of the iconic Wavelength Surf Magazine, Wavelength Media has recruited key personelle to its creative team and in doing so is now a full service creative agency, able to work with its clients on focused projects and campaigns that align their brands with surfing and its associated 'good life' surfing lifestyle.
"Putting Wavelength back in Cornwall is a really positive step for both the title, as well as the local community. Wavelength will be working closely with Cornwall's local development agencies as well as local colleges and universities to recruit what we see as a wealth of local talent already in Cornwall. We will also be developing Wavelength as a centre for media learning within the region." Will Hayler CEO, Wavelength Media.
We would like to thank everyone for their continued support. Issue 233 of Wavelength hits the news stand on 2 June 2014. Other dates for the diary include celebrating 33 years of Wavelength on 4th August in Newquay. This is an invite only event, however we have recently released 30 tickets for public purchase as part of our ongoing crowd funding campaign