Industry News 3/31/2014

B$Z: SURFER Magazine Partners with Encyclopedia of Surfing

SURFER Magazine Partners with Encyclopedia of Surfing
SURFER’s support will enable EOS to continue to preserve and curate surfing’s cultural history while providing its content absolutely free of charge.

Press Release from GrindMedia

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., March 31, 2014 – SURFER is proud to become the presenting sponsor of the Encyclopedia of Surfing (EOS), a relationship that brings together two of surf culture’s most cherished and authoritative voices.

It’s a match made in surf history heaven. SURFER is the surf world’s flagship publication, long considered the “bible of the sport.” EOS, the surf world’s go-to reference source since its first printing in 2003, re-launched as a website in 2013. EOS has since become the greatest one-stop collection of surf information on the Internet, chock full of previously unseen photos, video, and film clips.

Surf media luminaries who have opened up their vaults to the EOS project include Bruce Brown, Kai Neville, Art Brewer, Taylor Steele, Dana Brown, Jeff Divine, John Severson, Doc Ball, Thomas Campbell, Greg MacGillivray, Stacy Peralta, LeRoy Grannis, Alby Falzon, and Pete Taras.

SURFER’s support will enable EOS to continue to preserve and curate surfing’s cultural history while providing its content absolutely free of charge.

“SURFER has relied so heavily on The Encyclopedia of Surfing over the years, that supporting Matt and his vision to bring the encyclopedia online was the least we could do,” says editor Brendon Thomas. “If SURFER’s sponsorship of EOS enables Matt to continue to do what he does so well, then we feel we’ve done the surf world a service.” will feature a special EOS section on its website at, with regularly updated content from Warshaw’s team, including surf culture commentary and featured entries from the encyclopedia’s archives.

The sponsorship continues Matt Warshaw’s nearly three decades long relationship with SURFER magazine. "I've been reading SURFER since the magazine was made using a chisel and stone, and working with them since 1985,” says Warshaw. “So stoked and honored to have the SURFER backing EOS.”

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In 1960, SURFER Magazine began as the original. After a long history of delivering provocative and insightful editorial features, revealing interviews and award winning state-of-the-art photography, SURFER remains the authoritative voice of the surfing world and thus earned the moniker "the bible of the sport." The SURFER brand has also grown to include, Fantasy Surfer, and the SURFER message boards. All of these assets combine to make the SURFER network the most current and reliable channel of information to the surf community. The magazine is published by Source Interlink's GrindMedia, which reaches more than 22-million active sports enthusiasts through an integrated network of magazines, online properties, events and television programming. To learn more, visit

About GrindMedia
Source Interlink Media’s GrindMedia is the world’s largest action/adventure/outdoor media company reaching more than 45 million engaged consumers every month through its print, online, mobile, TV/video and events platforms. Among its 29 leading media assets are brands such as, SURFER, SURFING, TransWorld SKATEboarding, Bike, POWDER, TransWorld Motocross, Snowboarder, Canoe & Kayak and more. Delivering significant reach across both action sports enthusiast and various in-market consumer audiences, GrindMedia also produces more than 40 leading events and webcasts such as Surfer Poll Awards, TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards, Powder Video Awards, Lowers Pro and EnduroCross. GrindMedia is also the exclusive action and adventure sports content provider for Yahoo! Sports. To learn more, visit or visit