TEN, short for The Enthusiast Network, has shut down Surfing Magazine to focus on its other surf publication, Surfer, according to news reports. Surfing Magazine was a long-standing publication of the Orange County surfing scene.
TEN is based in El Segundo and keeps an office in Santa Ana. Its group of enthusiast brands target affinity groups in sports, automotive and entertainment. Surfing Magazine was founded in 1964.
The Surfing and Surfer titles had separate editorial staffs but shared advertising operations; the new editorial staff will be a blend from both magazines.
Dick Graham and photographer Leroy Grannis started Surfing Magazine, which competed with Surfer at the time. Graham was a surfwear executive and photographer-writer-editor-publisher.
The magazines were bought by Primedia in 2001 and then sold to Source Interlink in 2007.
Source Interlink went bankrupt in 2014, and re-emerged as TEN.
TEN in 2015 opened its Santa Ana office and tech center, which has more than 250 employees.