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Telo Menta Uber Jam The Volcom boys hit the Ments

The Volcom surf crew hits the Mentawais for the season’s first run of swell. Staring Ozzie Wright, Mitch Coleborn, Ryan Burch, Yago Dora and Pat Schmidt. We missed ya that day at Greenbush boys ;)

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Watch “Sundaland” Run to Mexico with Brendon Gibbens, Cam Richards and Eric Geiselman

In lots of the world right now, it’s winter. And wherever it’s winter, it’s cold. And watching this just thawed us right out. Vissla’s crew went south of the border and ramped out and this should thaw you out for the weekend.

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Mixtape: “Hotbox With God” New Mixtape from William Alexander for your weekend wandering

If you’ve ever been to one of our parties, you’ve seen William Alexander throwing around vinyl and crushing Modelos. His music knowledge runs deep, no matter what the genre, and his ability to pull out the obscure tracks is exactly why we trust him to get us moving. In anticipation of his new album out January…

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Noa Deane gets a new sticker Finally a signing that makes sense: Noa to Volcom

All across our industry are surfers riding for brands that make no sense. Product of highest bidder goes the surfer. A cash grab where the surfers are blinded by money and the brands blinded by, well, money. That fucking ROI! Deals are inked and awkwardness ensues. But people forgot a few years ago that this…

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Watch Foxygen’s New Video For new single “On Lankershim,” off upcoming album

Foxygen has a new album dropping January 20th on Jagjaguwar, and today they released the video for “On Lankershim,” the third single from forthcoming Hang. Check it out.  Photo by: Cara Robbins The video, directed by Foxygen’s own Sam France and Jonathan Rado, as well as Danny Lacy, is an homage to Los Angeles, the band’s…

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Listen to Slowdive’s New Song “Star Roving” is their first new song in 22 years

Yes, we definitely are slowly diving into this New Year, but coming at us fast is a new song by one of our favorites, Slowdive. The song “Star Roving” is their first in 22 years. Last year the band teased us with talks of an upcoming new album. The wait is now over and we…

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Listen to Moon Duo Dark and moody psych from Portland

Moon Duo, the Portland based-band of guitarist Ripley Johnson and keyboardist Sanae Yamada, sounds like the kind of psych rock you’d want cranked up so loud your hair starts to singe. Their new album, Occult Architecture Vol. 1, contains some of the darkest, moodiest songs I’ve heard in a long while, and trust me when…

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Original Artwork From the Dylan Issue Issue 16 art from Porous Walker, Mark Gonzales, Todd Francis, Dr. Woo, Langley Fox and more

The response from our 16th issue, which we devoted entirely to Dylan Rieder has been nothing short of incredible. To see everyone come out to participate, share stories, contribute art, photography and memories is one of the truly inspiring things about our cultures. One of the raddest parts were the original pieces of art that…

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Noa, Creed, Beau and Ellis in “Rage” First it was O.A.M. now it’s RAGE

OAM was a traction company, hell it still might be, that was started by the Malloys, Machado, Taylor Knox, Pat...
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Watch “Lost It: New Zealand” Outtakes from the road way less traveled with Brendon Gibbens, Bryce Young and Eric Geiselman

The parts of surf trips you usually see are polished and packaged up with all the A plus clips, making...
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Imogene Barron, Japan 2014 Back Den 110

“in 2014 i took a trip with imogene barron to japan for stance. she blew my mind! such a talented...
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Mason Ho in Northern Praying Mantis The most exciting surfer in the world

While most of the world around us seems to be going in the wrong direction, the Ho family is redefining...
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Warm up with Chippa Wilson Chippa gets new wetties, we get a new vid

Chippa Wilson might be the quickest and most flexible surfer we know. But what happens when it gets real cold? Well,...
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Your weekend on the couch The music documentaries you need to detox your way into 2017

It’s Friday. And if you’re still detoxing (like I am) and looking for an excuse to sit on your couch...
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Listen to Stef Chura Poppy, grungy, and angsty in all the right ways 

Stef Chura may not sound familiar to you, but her experience floating through the depths of the Detroit DIY underground...
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Twin Fin Delight Watch Jason Salisbury ignite your future twin fin obsession

Full disclosure: I’ve never owned a twin fin…until a few months ago. Since then I’ve been delighted by a whole...

Conversation With: Sam Kristofski A phone call with (one of) our favorite Kiwi filmmakers

God damn is there some talent down under Australia making films. From our very own Blake Myers to the big...
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Watch RVCAloha: “Alex And Ellis” Alex Knost and Ellis Ericson and some jazz poetry at V Land

Regardless of where you sit on spectrum of surfing hipsterism and nostalgia, you’d be hard pressed to not be at...
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Memo from the Editor’s Desk Day 4 of 2017…

I chugged my pint of 2016 a few days ago but I’m still looking for 2017’s heartbeat. Even the ocean...
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Afternoon Interview: Jake Blauvelt Episode 052: On snowboarders having a bad rap, surfings influence on him and living simply

We found ourselves in Sweden with Jake Blauvelt recently. A guy we never would have thought we’d get a chance...
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Listen to Rebel Kind And read our conversation with the band below

It’s 2017. A brand new year. And although recovering from 2016 might take us a while, we’re ready for it....
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Dion Agius, Hossegor, 2015 Collected Thoughts 120

“I first saw Dion on the cover of Transworld Surf magazine. It was a D.Hump flash photo that popped Dion...
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“some days of my life are happy, some days of my life are sad, some days of my life are...
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The 2016 What Youth Memoirs Video When you look at it like this, we had a fucking great year

No more griping about it being the worst year ever. Beneath the loss, 2016 was fucking sick. Just watch this....
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The What Youth 2016 Video Slideshow The Velvet Underground take us on the photographic rollercoaster that was 2016

Everyone is talking about how 2016 was a son of a bitch. And yeah, it kinda was. We lost a...

One Roll by Michael Cukr When the What Youth parking lot caught fire, backstage at HQ and us shipping the Dylan Issue

I woke up this morning and everything said 2016 sucked. And fuck, at times it most certainly did. We lost...
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10 Best WY Vids of the Year And the winner is…

2. Fairly Normal: Remy Taveira Remy Taveira lives in the suburbs on the east side of Paris, and he has...
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Watch Hayden Shapes Best of 2016 Starring Craig Anderson, Creed McTaggart, Nate Tyler, Dylan Graves, Marti Paradisis and Cole Houshmand

Pretty damn good team, eh? A fond farewell from the Hayden fam.
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Collected Thoughts 119 Nate Lawrence mind surfing Indonesia

“I always look at photos of Greenbush, and wonder why the guy isn’t taking off behind the peak…” —Nate Lawrence
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10 Best WY Vids of the year Number 3 and 4 on our countdown

4. 4 Cities Ozzie Wright Where’s the place you spend the majority of your life? Does it make you you? Or...

10 Best WY Vids of the Year Number 5 and 6 on our countdown

6. Artist Series: Brad Elterman His voice, his look, his energy and enthusiasm are infectious. God, just love this dude. Brad Elterman...
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10 Best WY Vids of the year Number 7 and 8 on our countdown

8. “Panama is Certain” starring Taj Burrow and Dion Agius: 7. Afternoon Interview: Craig Anderson