View Full Version : What newsletters/mags are popular in California?
05-26-2003, 08:52 AM
I'd like to get the word out in California about spearboard, but being from Florida, don't know what publications would be good to put an ad in. I'm going to put one in Spearfishing Magazine, but are there other regional publications that any of you guys could recommend? Thanks.
05-26-2003, 10:37 AM
there are a couple of things you could do that may help draw more members
a. spearfishing magazine
b. hawaii skindiver (we are pretty close to hawaii)
c. western outdoor news (very good paper for fishing, gets alot
of circulation in california)
a. www.deeperblue.net is very similar to this site, but has guys
from all over the world. a bunch of guys from california on
there... post that this site is open
b. www.ladiver.com is a site that has tons of info and links
to clubs and organizations (contact them)
this board gets a ton of hits, not all spearos, but try the
kayakers and private boaters section, you should pickup
som guys from there
3. Word of Mouth
a. contact julie riffe at www.speargun.com and ask her to join
the board to share stories, answer questions about guns,
etc. She is very cool and i think its worth a try
b. i am just getting into spearfishing very seriously and will be
attending meetings (long beach Neptunes, Fathomiers, etc)
where many spearos go and i could try to circulate word
a. many of the dive shops, and dive charters (which can be
found on the link ladiver.com) here in southern cal. do
alot to promote the sport. possibly contact them and
ask them to post news in their store about the website
like Beach Cities Scuba or Liburdi's, etc
Thats all that i can think of for now. i have been talking with a couple of the guys that i dive with that do alot of diving and get a lot of fish... hopefully they will start checking out the board and posting. i like the board alot and will do what i can to promote it.
sask (will laribee)
05-26-2003, 10:55 AM
here is another great site that just started. i know a few of these guys and will be attending the meetings and events. they have alot of links on their site and know alot of people... this may be a good start
05-26-2003, 11:19 AM
Great ideas, Sask! I'll fokkow-up on them.
Thanks for taking the time to type that up.
05-27-2003, 08:38 PM
Scott, I applaud you're efforts to increase spearfishing awareness in CA. I recently returned to the state and am dismayed by the anti-spearfishing/hunting sentiment of some of the Orange County dive community. I'm glad Zach Schwartz et al. are getting a diving/spearfishing club started in Orange County. Sask mentioned 2 great dive shops in this area: Liburdi's Scuba Center and Beach Cities Scuba. Liburdi's is in Costa Mesa and Beach Cities has 2 locations (Huntington Beach & Dana Point). From what I hear, the Dana Point store is especially geared to servicing freedivers and spearfishers. Best wishes!
05-28-2003, 12:08 AM
i shop at both liburdi's and beach cities in Dana Point. The guy that owns Beach cities, Hossam, is one of the nicest guys i have met. he is good friends with the Riffe family and is always at their factory when he's not at his shop. If you stop in there, tell hossam Will Laribee says hello.
Are you spearfishing now that your back in California??
sask (will Laribee)
05-28-2003, 07:16 AM
05-28-2003, 05:08 PM
Northwest Dive News is a popular publication in the Washington / Oregon area of the northwestern USA.
05-28-2003, 05:55 PM
I really want to spearfish again, but I've got very limited time because of my job and family. Plus, most of my old diving buddies have long left the area. I met Zach at Liburdi's, but I'm not sure I'm going to be able to join his club (OC Hunter). I spoke with someone from the Fathomiers, and I hope to attend one of their meetings in Torrance. I wish there was something limited to the Irvine/Newport Beach/Laguna Beach are. Thanks for the info re: Beach Cities in Dana Point. I definitely want to visit that place.
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