Twenty-five years ago, the first issue of WAKEBOARDING magazine, featuring none other than Darin Shapiro doing a raley over kneeboarder David Jennings, was printed and released to the world. Thus began the documentation and display of our incredible sport.
Looking back, it is easy to see (while sometimes hard to fathom) just how much the sport has changed in those two-and-a-half decades. We’ve been lucky enough to have a front-row seat for all of it and have enjoyed delivering you each issue of the magazine as a personal portal for you to get more inside and in tune with the sport you love.
While wakeboarding’s changes have been prolific since that first issue, so too have the changes in the way we experience and share in the sport. As always, we at WAKEBOARDING are here to bring amazing stories, athletes and content to you — and today, that means connecting to your computer and smartphone screens. Therefore, we are evolving with the times into a dedicated, robust digital source for all things wake. Wakeboardingmag.com and our social channels will continue to bring you the wake content you love, along with a lot more exciting things that we’re just getting started on for 2018.
While the end of the traditional subscription magazine does mark the conclusion of a 25-year era, it also marks the beginning of a new venture that we are excited to embark upon. Stay tuned to our channels to see what you can look forward to this year and beyond.
More than anything, whether you’ve been reading since day one or just learned to ride last summer, thank you for your support.