For nearly 30 years, Sea Kayaker magazine has been an exemplary cornerstone of the sea kayaking community and a defining influence for the standards of our sport. We’ve been pleased and proud to share 157 issues with the kayaking community, but now we must announce with great regret and sadness that the next issue of Sea Kayaker magazine will be our last. In the course of our many years of service to kayakers around the world, we’ve seen many changes in sea kayaking, the industry it supports, and the business of print and web media. For our first two decades the changes generally worked in our favor, but over this past decade, the tide slowly turned. Though the magazine and the website continue to draw nearly universal praise from our readers, we recently recognized that we’ve been paddling against an overwhelming current and it’s time to come ashore.
And so, we’re celebrating the final chapter of the Sea Kayaker legacy with our special 158th issue, to be released in February. Current subscribers will receive the February/March 2014 issue in print, digital or both per your subscription. Resolving subscriptions that extend beyond issue 158 is of utmost concern to us and we are in the midst of addressing a resolution. Closing a magazine is not an easy process and it will take time. We ask for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
If your current subscription does not include the February 2014 issue, and you’d like this piece of history, you can pre-order this issue by clicking on Last Issue: Feb/Mar 2014 in the column to the left. And Shipping is included with these pre-orders!