October 27, 2017 Last Updated 10:37 am

Eastern Surf Magazine shutters print edition after 26 year run

The magazine, based in Florida, was published eight times per year and while on hiatus will be looking for a sale, or investors, in order to continue on

This slipped under my radar so it is time to make up for it. Another print magazine has decided to end its print edition, though the title may live on via the web.

Eastern Surf Magazine announced on October 11 that it would end its print edition after 26 years.

“Two hundred and three free issues later, in a much changed world of publishing, surfing and the world itself, we are announcing that ESM will be putting on hold, effective immediately, the print version of the magazine until further notice,” Tom Dugan and Dick Meseroll said on its Facebook page. “We are taking this time to explore other options that could range from the possibility of involving investors, out right sale of the Right Coast entity itself or eventually just turning off the lights, saying goodnight and thank you one and all for your amazing support.”

ESM was published eight times per year, and was distributed via surf shops and colleges.

Since the announcement, several new posts have appeared on the magazine’s website, so there is still hope, right?

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