Our story


ma·ven /ˈmāvən/ (noun):

an expert or connoisseur.

Bianca Valenti by  Tom Servais  at Cloudbreak

Bianca Valenti by Tom Servais at Cloudbreak

Sea Maven is an independent ocean journal that cast off in 2018. It’s a platform that seeks to highlight informed, intrepid commentary on topics within the broad scope of surf culture.

Driven by donations and volunteer work, Sea Maven does not rely on advertising dollars and is free to all. To support the mission, leave a donation via PayPal – any amount makes an impact! – or share one of our stories.

Submissions for publication are accepted on a rolling basis. With growing readership in coastal countries around the world, stories published here spark lively discourse and connect ocean people over common interests and shared experiences. A variety of themes and mediums are welcomed. Additionally, Sea Maven actively seeks surf aficionados, writers, photographers, graphic designers, web developers, and especially students to join our team. This project is a means for building portfolios, reaching a widespread audience, and gaining experience in media, journalism, and business. For inquiries, get in touch with Molly, the editor, at seamavenmagazine@gmail.com

For more on the founding story of Sea Maven, check out our profile in New York Minute Magazine.