Surfing, Skateboarding, Music, Photography, Travel, Culture and general antics of the youth on the run.

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Watch “PASS~PORT GOOD~BYE VX” It’s the end of the era as we know, but they’ll be fine (us too)

Pass-port crew just released 11 minutes of archival footage to mark the end of their VX era. They are now switching to HD. It’s the end of the world as we know it, but they’ll be fine. And so will we. It’s gonna be sick af. Stay tuned. And check the site in the meantime.

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The Seawolf Premieres tonight This new film by Ben Gulliver looks really good and it makes its debuts tonight

There is a serious shortage of quality surf films being made right now. Which is why we’re so excited to see this one. Themed on cold water and some very dramatic and exotic (in a freezing way) locales, Ben Gulliver’s film has us getting romantic about traveling with our wetsuits again. But the best part…

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WHAT YOUTH EATS: RAW BEEF The latest in our Raw Series: Steak tartare is the primest of the prime.

For the last few weeks we’ve gone raw. We’re doing it all for the flavor — an exercise to experience great ingredients at their root essence, with a secondary win of less time cooking and more time having summertime fun outside (making raw things takes less time, duh). So far we’ve focused on fish and…

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The new “Whatties” T-Shirt and Hoodie The somewhat lengthy evolution from Cheesburgers to Whatties

We’ll have to chalk this up to the Kiwis and the Aussies. Known for their innate ability to morph words and names into mashed up and funner versions of themselves, that is how What Youth became “Whatties.” It’s first mention came when Mitch was smashing cheeseburgers in Sumbawa while filming for Cluster and announced that…

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ECHO PARK RISING The low-key music fest (with 460 bands!) returns for its 7th year

Echo Park Rising, the expansive festival that floods the streets of Echo Park once a year, is upon us. Starting tonight, swarms of hipsters will bop from venue to bar to participating shop to see new and emerging (and sometimes unsigned) raw talent. And I’m talking swarms, because the lineup this year is bananas, and…

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Need a new travel companion? Chilli just released the ultimate youth on the run board model

If you’ve got a trip booked and can only bring one board, that can be a stressful endeavor. What if it breaks? Too big? Too small? It’s enough to send one into a tailspin panic. But we might be in luck. Chilli just released a new model called Fader that’s up for being your one…

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Girl We Adore: Chelsea Elayne Young Thug, MOB grip and Tech shame. Photography by Darren Ankenman

What’s your full name? Personal brand guideline to never disclose my full name online ;) Where are you from and where do you live now? I’m from a suburb outside LA and live in Franklin Village. What exactly is your day to day job as a social media strategist? Anything from crafting a brand’s voice…

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WY Premiere: SondorBlue Listen to “Ashley Avenue” off their new EP

Charleston-based quartet SondorBlue live on harmony. Both literally and figuratively. On their new EP You Will Find Love On Ashley Avenue – dropping this fall – their vocals weave together so seamlessly, you’d think someone had laid one track over another. Listen to lead single, “Ashley Avenue,” a soothing, folk-pop reverie, and read our quick chat with the…

Watch Field Trip | Chile Vissla heads to the land of lefts and fine red wine

Chile is a wonderful place. The water is thawed-ice-water cool. The lefts run for miles and miles. Swell is non-stop....
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Watch Guantanamo Baywatch’s New “Video” It’ll put a real big smile on your face

Guantanamo Baywatch know how to have a good time. And in their new video, “Video,” off Desert Center, the good...
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Who is Julian Klincewicz? Well, he’s an underground and prolific part of many things and the subject of an upcoming WY Artist Series

Julian Klincewicz has the kind of name you hope you don’t have to type out too often. There are letters...
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The “Late Nights, Early Mornings” kit Items for those who won’t take no for an answer

When we started What Youth we had a few sayings that we like to think kept us alive. They usually helped...
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What Youth is now Open Shop, hangout and see where we make all this stuff

Well here goes nothing. Again.  We recently cleaned up the front of our office and made it shoppable. Meaning you...
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Listen to Dope Lemon Your new summer cocktail

Dope Lemon, the new project of Australian musician Angus Stone, is my new summer cocktail. Two parts soulful, coastal rhythms...
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Asher Pacey in “Water Over Sand” Asher Pacey used to make us want to do shuv-its, now he makes us want a twin

Asher Pacey used to be the guy out at Snapper who took an untraditional path. He was doing airs out...
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Conversation with: Mele Saili Sunny, stylish surf royalty and the best competitive philosophy we’ve heard yet

We recently met Mele Saili through our friends at Crap Eyewear. She impressed us right away with her outlook on...
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Watch New Balance’s film “Tricolor” Featuring PJ Ladd, Franky Villani, Flo Mirtain & introducing Brandon Westgate

Take time and watch this new flick from New Balance. Main parts from PJ Ladd, Franky Villani, Flo Mirtain and introducing Brandon...
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Billy Deans, Waimanalo, Oahu Back Den 122

“billy deans throwing down that aggressive 80’s punk rock frontside grind. waimanalo, oahu shot on canon ae1 with a wide angle...
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Watch Kevin Morby’s New Video For “Downtown’s Lights”

Filled with the weekend blues today? Well, you’re in luck. Kevin Morby just dropped a new video for single “Downtown’s...

Listen to Kenneth Whalum And stream his new album Broken Land

Kenneth Whalum, like all genuine artists, believes in himself. As he should. After spending years as a “side man” for...
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Live at the Bionic Ear Travesura’s new album out today

Leo Romero’s band Travesura released their first album today on Spotify and iTunes. We’ve got a bunch of fun projects...
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One Roll: Sammy Boo Reynolds We put Dane’s son to work…again

Dane Reynolds didn’t grow up around a lot of kids. We learned this during filming of his Fairly Normal. But...
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Watch Wand’s New Video for “Bee Karma” Featuring a “good” clown and sing-along lyrics

Clowns, generally speaking, terrify me. But in Wand’s new video for “Bee Karma,” off new album Plum, a dancing clown in...
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Watch Ryan Callinan in “The Stretch” As talented as they come

Ryan Callinan is as talented as they come. His WSL run didn’t work out last year, but honestly who cares....
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Watch Harry Bryant in “Hazmania” Bunch of goofy wedges

We met Harry Bryant a couple months back, when he strolled into our office. He drank some beers. Skated the...
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WY Premiere: Tracy Bryant Watch His New Video “Forever Certain”

Tracy Bryant is a man of constant ambition. After debuting his incredible solo album Subterranean last year – which landed songs on...
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Mikey Wright in “ROOT” It’s been a while between drinks, but he made it worth the wait

Mikey Wright went to Oregon with us a while back and his interview lives in infamy. It was a renegade...

John Maus Is Back With new album teaser and tour

Where has John Maus been? We hadn’t heard from him since 2012, and his absence left fans in mourning of...
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WY Premiere: Brian Hill and The Noh Starrs Listen to their new single, “Sarah’s Alright”

Brian Hill and The Noh Starrs are pure post-punk breathing rebels, right down the line to their Velvets-inspired vocals to...
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Watch Ford Archbold in Orange County Summer isn’t over yet

A few fun wedges with rocks involved, a dream scenario. Ford Archbold getting his summertime groove on at home in Orange County.

Listen to ORB Australian futuristic proto-metal from space

Australian three-piece ORB – yes that’s all caps to you – sound like a dizzying kaleidoscope of futuristic pulses and...
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Nathan Fletcher and Koby Abberton Back Den 121: North Shore, 2008

“nathan fletcher and koby abberton on the north shore, oahu 2008. the conversations between these two are always priceless. shot...

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