The first ever issue of Pulse Skimboading is live! Jackie and I worked hard to make this thing happen, and it's only the beginning. 

David Sterman's interview is real page turner. Casey Kiernan's as well. The 2 part Mainland Mexico travel articles are intriguing and full of interesting perspectives. Also, the massive Exposure section is full of unbelievable photos from around the world. 

We got a whole lot of help putting this thing together. Our contributors list is extensive and incredible. These guys are the ones putting in the hard work while the waves are good. Everyone owes them a follow and a thank you. 

Also, we couldn't have done it without Derek Makekau from ForeverSkim giving us guidance, and his name. His endorsement gave us so much clout within the industry, it's mind-boggling. 

Enough of my rambling, head on over to our issues page, and check it out!

AuthorDavid Haefele

We've been having a fun time with our Instagram account lately. In case you haven't seen our posts, our Spring 2014 issue is ready to drop, but we needed a bigger audience. Rather than put out the magazine and wait for the content to spread organically, we decided to find a way to build some buzz. And the idea for a ransom note was born.

The idea: create a ransom note stating the situation. Once we reach 2000 followers, our magazine goes live. Tell fans to repost the picture, tag their friends, and do whatever it takes for us to reach our goal. Once we do, our magazine is available. 

I knew it would gain some traction, but I'm honestly blown away with how many people have shared the image. Major brands, influential professionals, and average joes have all reposted and encouraged skimboarders to follow us at @pulskimboarding.  When we started the campaign, we had just over 400 followers. It's been about 36 hours, and we're currently over 1300 and going strong. Wonder what the next 36 will look like. 

AuthorDavid Haefele

We've been privately distributing our photographers' preview over the past couple weeks. If you're a skimboarding photographer, check it out on our issues page. 

Jackie and I have put a lot of work into the planning stages of this magazine, and we're using this preview to reach out to the best of the best photographers in the skim world. Before we built the preview, we were a bit hesitant to just start emailing photographers and asking for photos. So we thought, "What better way could we impress potential photographers than by actually showing them our abilities?" 

Along the way we came up with the idea for the social buttons, and that's become a large part of our vision. We want to enhance and interconnect the skim community through this platform. And the social buttons enable viewers to instantly access the feeds and websites of those they find most appealing. 

I know the site is a little bare right now, as well as repetitive with the Pulse logo in every nook and cranny, but soon enough the site will feel alive. 

We're stoked you've decided to check it out. Bookmark, follow, and like us. We're here to stay.


AuthorDavid Haefele