Skateboarder Magazine, one of the most storied skateboarding publications, announced its discontinuation following the release of the upcoming third digital issue. An official statement by publisher Norb Garrett can be found on the magazine’s website:
“Unfortunately market conditions have forced us to have to make the difficult decision to cease publication of Skateboarder,” said Norb Garrett, SVP Group Publisher of GrindMedia. “It’s especially disappointing given the strong interest and initial success we’ve had with the new digitally focused editions; our Skateboarder team has worked incredibly hard producing a cutting-edge product that has been successful at reaching a larger audience online. We will take all of the learnings from Skateboarder’s efforts and apply them to TransWorld Skateboarding and our other brands as the digital model has demonstrated real promise.”
Skateboarder Magazine was founded in 1964 during the first skateboarding boom and managed to publish continously since 1975, stretching over almost four decades. Always held in highest esteem, Skateboarder Magazine will be surely missed, not only as a reliable news outlet but also as a constant source of inspiration for generations of skaters.