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

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Afternoon Interview: Steve Sherman Episode 048: Sherm Moments, shooting contests and the morning Andy passed away

Steve Sherman is an absolute legend in every sense of the word. He’s in the trenches documenting some of the most amazing moments in the surfing’s history. Kelly walking in on Andy eating cereal the morning of the Pipe Masters, the Momentum Generation shots, Benji Weatherly about to paddle out at massive Pipe, countless Surfing…

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Have Surf Magazines Lost their Minds? Collected Thoughts 109

Have surf magazines lost their minds? First off, surf photographers have always been creepy people. Writers, not much better. But it seems in my years dealing with surf magazines that the people in charge are usually pretty turned on. They know how to make a very selfish sport look fun and inviting. I always looked…

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Off Beat: Yago Dora Episode 038: Sushi, Crowds and the “Goat”

A quick chat with Yago bobbing in the Indian Ocean. We hope you’re not watching this from behind a desk at your day job.

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Watch Nate Tyler and Creed McTaggart in “Untitled” The boys getting after it

Creed and Nate…do we need say more?  Watch our Off Beat episode with Nate and Creed here:

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Premiere: Listen to Ruby Haunt And get lost in their new single, “Blush”

Ruby Haunt, the creation of childhood friends Wyatt Ininns and Victor Pakpour, started out as a long distance thing. Living on opposite ends of the coast (Los Angeles and Portland), the duo exchanged musical ideas and tracks through email alone, producing three EPs and perfecting their vibrations along the Pacific. But for their forthcoming debut…

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Jay Davies and Lee Wilson in “Nevada” Chilli Surfboards’ latest creation

Drawn out lines set to mellow acoustics. Easy going and dreamy. Two guys worth watching making it look effortless. Watch our Afternoon Interview with Lee Wilson here:


Peter Hook and the Light at the Wiltern And we all danced

If you don’t like at least one song by Joy Division or New Order than you’re probably a liar. The thing about both of these bands is that they are so prominent in music of various genres. Whether you like it or not, we hear them everyday in our favorite bands. The extent of their influence…

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Afternoon Interview: LA Witch Episode 047: We spent the day in the studio with the girls of LA Witch as they record their new album

Recording studios are wild places. Knobs, lights, buttons, cords and instruments all in perfectly organized chaos all decorated with warm woods and beautiful rugs. That usually makes up the recording studio environment. And we recently found out that our neighbors at Hurley have a pretty damn legit one of these just up the street. Then…

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Photo Credit: Timmy Ridenour From the filming of “Everything’s Wrong but in the Right Place”

Name: Timothy Ridenour AKA: Timmy Toes Age: 28 Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA Do you remember the first photo you took?...
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East Coast With Beau Foster, Ellis Ericson, and Sam Wrench

The boys getting after it. Ellis Ericson, Beau Foster, and Sam Wrench trading off tubes during a fine winter on...
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Stream Ultimate Painting’s New Album Dusk, out September 30th on Trouble In Mind

We’ve been raving about Ultimate Painting for a while now, and today the band is streaming their new album Dusk...
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Watch Jack Robinson in “Hollow Ground” How Jack became the madman in the tube that he is

A documentary in 4-minutes time on Western Australia’s hardest charging mini from turned man Jack Robinson.  Jack Robinson has been...
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Stay Tuned: Lee Wilson Playlist 031: A Mix of Pet Shop boys & thug heavy hip hop

You’re going to cook up a pretty unique playlist when you’re half Balinese and half Australian. And so that’s exactly what Lee...
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The Escape Starring Luke Hynd, Dillon Perillo and Noah Wegrich

Dusty roads, driving on the beach, empty points and cold Tecate. Sign us up. We’ll skip the getting stuck in...
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BA and coming out as gay Giovanni Reda sits down with Brian Anderson for VICE Sports to discuss his coming out

VICES Sports released this piece on Brian Anderson’s decision to come out today and we really hope you’ll sit down...
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Premiere: Sunshine & The Blue Moon Watch the new video for their single, “Welcome To The Future”

The future can be a scary thing to think about And Ontario psych/folk band Sunshine & The Blue Moon are here...
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One Roll 017: The Copenhagen Open Shot and captioned by Jordan Brown

Every year all of skating’s best descend on Copenhagen. Jordan Brown was there running around with his trusty point and...
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Cam Richards in “Pardon Me” A little bit of it all

Cam goes all in with this edit. Airs. Big waves. Barrels. Kanye? He’s pretty much just on a sick one.
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Listen to The Brazen Youth And read our interview with the band below

The Brazen Youth, the new musical duo from Old Lyme, CT, are recent high school graduates with a ton of...
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Conversation With: Twin Peaks Gas station phone conversations

Chicago does a lot of cool shit for rock n roll and lately running wild about the town is a...
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Watch Balaram Stack in “25 Savage” A rollercoaster of an edit

Up and down and all around. At first you feel like you’re on the dance floor of a techno club. Than...

“Hey I like you” by Julian Klincewicz Runway show and exhibition in San Diego tomorrow evening

We initially admired Julian on a skateboard and the music he put out in his first bands, LUBE and Christy, which...
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Listen to Happyness And their fresh take on past loves

We’re falling fast for Happyness. Because they’re downright dreamy. These three boys from South London have tapped into something good. They’ve...
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Off Beat: Eric Koston & Brad Staba Episode 037: Olympics, Buffet Restaurants & Favorite Cities

This time we paired up Eric Koston and Brad Staba in Copenhagen. We’ve clearly stated more than one time that...
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Letters from the Smiling Bag Tour Dion Agius’ European jaunt pushes the limits of fun

Copenhagen, Denmark:  “I am so fucking hungover and we haven’t even started yet” —Agius. D. 2016.  I am writing this...

Listen to Axis: Sova Fuzzy psych-punk on Ty Segall’s God? Records

When I first stumbled upon Axis: Sova, the new psych-punk (for lack of a better word) band on Ty Segall’s...
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Too Much Perfect in Indonesia Collected Thoughts 108

Living in Bali has it’s perks. It’s cheap, warm and has waves all year round. It also has it’s downsides....
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Watch “Créme Caramel” Nowness and Canada collaborate to make Episode 3 of #definebeauty

We love Nowness, it’s one of the sites that prompted the creation of What Youth. And we also love the...
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P.A.M. feat. Creed McTaggart A look at Creed’s new toy by Haydenshapes

Pam! Creed! Love Buzz! All together, in one 5 minute video edit, creatively and visually steered by Creed himself. A...
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Black Sabbath played last night at the Hollywood Bowl For those who don’t want “The End” to end

Black Sabbath played last night at the Hollywood Bowl, and I was there, lucky beyond any measure, to have witnessed...
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Listen to Communist Daughter And watch their new video, “Roll A Stone”

Saint Paul indie band Communist Daughter knows what the last fleeting warmth of a brief Minnesota summer can bring out...
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Watch Billy Stairmand in “All Seasons” Putting that backhand to work in NZ

If you’ve never seen Billy Stairmand surf here’s your chance. The guy has an insane backhand and no better place...