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

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What’d you do this weekend? We threw ourselves into the pit with The Murder City Devils

“A lot of our songs early on were about romanticizing places we weren’t. Other places, other towns, things we couldn’t get to” said Spencer Moody, lead singer for The Murder City Devils before a secret show they were playing Saturday night. And yes, this was a place you definitely wish you woulda been. And it…

Noa Deane and Cole Sandman Slip ‘n Slide Soft Rev and summer fun with Muffin Man and Noz

It was a hot time with fun waves this weekend. Well, fun waves if you had this approach, like Cole Sandman and Noa Deane in Newport over the weekend. And with a lot of shit that’s going on in the world these days, its easy to forget that sometimes, all we need is a few days doing…

What Youth Eats: On a Trip Bridging the disconnect between great waves and crappy food on surf trips

I haven’t been lucky enough to be on a fancy boat trip with a private chef, but I have been on plenty of surf trips where we’re in the middle of nowhere without so much as a taco stand in sight. So what to eat? Usually it’s an early question on that road between the…

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Ty Segall and Assman An interview with Ty Segall and his new comic strip featuring the character of Assman

Ty Segall is 10 minutes late to our interview at Footsies in Highland Park. I’m sipping on a whiskey in the back when he shows up, yellow paint on his hands and arms and maybe his clothes. What’s with the paint? He whips out his phone to show me. “This is a portrait of my…

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This is Absurd An old note comes back to haunt and hype us

Editor’s note: This was originally published in What Youth Issue 1 (which is now sold out) as an intro to Kai’s film Dear Suburbia,. It recently struck another modern chord with us as we thought of all the impending doom out there. And this kind of reminded us that’s it still, in the face of insanity,…

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How we met Yago Dora Yago’s success at the Rio Pro is validating something we’ve known for a long time. Let’s recall.

Long before the WSL started with the weird warrior techno hype video things, we were watching Yago Dora. His surfing caught our eye, but it was his vibe, his personality, his approach that really stuck with us. In What Youth Issue 13 we recall his ability to jump in our big white van and road trip…

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Mitch Coleborn in Indonesia Collected Thoughts 129

“Surfing will always have those off-moments that make you pause and really appreciate the place we get to play.” —Nate Lawrence

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Listen to Broken Social Scene Their new single “Hug of Thunder” will take you back a decade

I awoke into my high school daydreams this morning as I hungrily listened to Broken Social Scene’s new single that dropped today. This is the second release off their upcoming album, which will be their first in seven years. This particular track, “Hug Of Thunder,” features vocals by BSS veteran Feist. Her airy coo’s will…

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The Inside Section Collected Thoughts 128: Nate Lawrence is at it again

Editor’s Note: Nate doesn’t realize how messed up this is, sending us these insane, casual lineups from the weekend when we’re...
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Watch Jay Davies in a new trailer Looks like we’ll be getting a vid called “Native” very soon

If we’ve learned anything the past few years, it’s that when Jay Davies puts out an edit, you click on it....
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Watch “License to Chill Rocky Point” Our favorite series is back with Mason Ho, Burger & Crew

It’s back. One of the best things in surfing this past year, that had us itching for the next clip to...
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Tetsunori Tawaraya’s Telescope A look at undiscovered creatures from the Japanese Illustrator

We recently caught up with the Japanese illustrator Tetsunori Tawaraya while he was out in Los Angeles on tour for...
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The Shrine x Dogtown Skateboards An epic collaboration between two epic things

The Shrine recently teemed up with Dogtown Skateboards to produce one hell of a deck. And I couldn’t help but...
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Watch Lakai’s “The Flare” Trailer New full-length film, first one since Fully Flared, coming in July

A new Lakai video is always something to talk about, and so here they are giving us something to talk...
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Watch Brixton’s Jesse Guglielmana Basically shred everything in this psyching edit

Jesse Guglielmana isn’t your prototypical Kauai guy, even though he spent a good portion of his childhood growing up on...
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A John John Florence Prediction Collected Thoughts 127: Nate Lawrence chimes in on the sporting side of things

“There’s been plenty to talk about with the WSL recently. Most of it about the horrible advertisements and even worse...
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Watch “Luis Vid Ow!” From Frog Skateboards with Luis Ouida, Ringo, & Jalba

Skateboarding continues to not take itself too seriously, and Frog Skateboards always reminds us of that. Rad vid, no pretense.
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Watch “Here I am” starring Ryan Burch There’s so many ways to do it

Ever since Ryan Burch torched that South American pointbreak, we’ve been adjusting our quivers to include something unique. Time to...
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Watch “Bobby Martinez & Friends” Surfing around SB with Dane Reynolds, Conner Coffin, and Parker Coffin

There still aren’t many guys with a backhand like Bobby. Even in the bumpiest conditions, he can still put it...
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Girl We Adore: Allie Isabella Sprague Kittens, Vans and the The Velvet Underground

What’s your full name? Allie Isabella Sprague Where are you from and where are you currently living? I was born...
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Listen to Calvin Love And catch his residency at the Bootleg Theater

“Every day I wake up and I try to be better than the days past.” Words to live by right...
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Yago Dora in “Young Souls & Old Dreams” Hawaii and Indo with our favorite Brazilian goofy foot

He’s attaching some power to his air game. Kid continues to evolve and get better somehow. Charging and ripping simultaneously...
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WY Premiere: Watch Blind Matty’s Video For “Gettin’ Stoned with My Ol’ Lady”: A very NSFW vid for your Monday!

Editor’s Note: Maya said we might want to put a little disclaimer on this vid when she sent it, but...
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Get the Psychic Migrations Soundtrack On Limited Edition Pink Vinyl and we’ll throw in a Volcom/WY Collab movie T-shirt

Remember the film from Volcom, directed by Ryan Thomas that blew our minds last year? The one with Ryan Burch...

Stream The Coathangers’ New EP Parasite And read our interview with the band

The Coathangers, Atlanta’s answer to brash, contagious garage punk, released their new EP today, streaming right here for your thirsty...
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WHAT YOUTH EATS: TOOLS OF THE TRADE 10 Inexpensive and Essential Kitchen Tools to get you Cooking

Have we gotten ahead of ourselves? We’re here telling you how to sear scallops and make cioppino, but what if...

WY Premiere: Billy Changer Listen to new song “She’s Good To Go” 

Billy Changer, the post-punk synth centric creation of Robert Cifuentes, has consistently impressed me ever since they debuted in 2014...
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My Indo Dream Wave Collected Thoughts 126: Nate Lawrence and the wave that started his Indo Obsession

“For the better part of my teenage years I drooled at photos of this wave. I still do today” —Nate...
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The Shrine Drop New Video For their killer single, “I Can’t Control It” 

I have been patiently waiting for the Shrine to return to me with their ear-splitting, mind-numbing rock ‘n’ roll spoonful...
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Watch Clay Marzo in “You Know” Exactly the crazy surfing you’d expect from Clay

Still mind boggling. Still hard to comprehend. Clay is up there with guys like Matt Meola where you wonder how...
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did you see that new WSL commercial? Is Dion right? Is it time we say no to the WSL?

I’m quite depressed right now. There are the sharks. Crowds. Hospitals. Stress. Bills. Work. Marketing. Branded Content. And WSL. And...

Listen to Whitney’s New Single And watch the video for “You’ve Got A Woman”

“You’ve Got A Woman”, the new single from Chicago indie folkers Whitney, is so soulfully funky, you’ll be cruising on...