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Conversation With: Alexander Schmidt On his new zine “Side Streets”, street skating and street photography

I’ve been a fan of WKND since I found out about them. Aesthetically, they’re great. But what’s also great is the personalities that exist in their crew. I discovered one of their talents, Alexander Schmidt when they announced the release party for his new zine, Side Streets. I couldn’t make it, but I loved what…

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Afternoon Interview: Craig Anderson Episode 044: On being himself, learning from your friends and leaving Quiksilver

Last year Craig Anderson and Dane Reynolds didn’t renew their contracts with Quiksilver — or with anyone for that matter. Since that time there have been rumours and swirling excitement about the potential launch of a new brand with them directly involved. A serious endeavor for some of our favorite surfers. But how could you not…

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Listen to Navaho Dark and surfy jams from Brussels

It always blows my mind when a band from another country can nail down a California sound. Enter Navaho, a Brussels-based band, who came together over a mutual love of the Growlers and found their own sound along the way. Comprised of Benjamin Saint Viteux (keyboard/vox), Pierre Van Waeyenberge (bass), Quentin Pringels (guitar/vox), Simon Boonen (drums),…

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Listen to Matt Kivel And watch his new video for “Permanence”

Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter Matt Kivel released a new track today for “Permanence”, the first single off his forthcoming album Fires on the Plain, out October 7th on Driftless Records. The track, a stunning example of emotional angst set to wonderfully haunting chords, features Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold on backing vocals and Zig Zags’ Caleb…

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What Youth Issue 15 On Sale Now in the What Youth Shop

What Youth Issue 15 is hot (pink) off the press today and on sale now. Inside you’ll find a lot of things, but some of our favorites include interviews and photography from Brad Elterman, Na-Kel Smith, Soli Bailey, Lee Wilson, Craig Anderson, The Paranoyds, Jake Anderson, Benjamin Deberdt, photos from Everything’s Wrong but in the Right…

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Stay Tuned: Jake Anderson Playlist 028: The worst/best Mix ever made

We’re not exactly sure what the hell you’d call this radio station Jake Anderson has created for us in this new Stay Tuned — but it might be an entire new genre altogether. But it’s a damn good time and we’re backing it. It’s a little bit bipolar but it does the trick, so put it on, dance…

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Nathan Fletcher, Hawaii, 2012 Back Den 099

“nathan fletcher is one of my all time favorites. this is his way of posing for a clothing photo shoot. ‘not going to happen.’ if you don’t sneak in your shot, you end up with nothing. shot in hawaii for a.g.’s [analog] last shoot. shot on leica m9 with 50mm lens. ‘nate can you pull…

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Patagonia does it again Introducing the YULEX wetsuit, no neoprene needed.

Neoprene is bad. We know that. Did we know that? I think we did. But it’s been used in wetsuits for over 60 years, so we’ve somehow turned a blind eye to the necessary evil. But recently, Patagonia has changed the game, and introduced a new sustainable, and environmentally friendly replacement to the gunk. They’ve done…

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Submit Lizard Clips, Win a new Hex Bag If we run your clips in our grand finale summer episode, you’re getting a new backpack

Summer is coming to a close somewhat soon. And while that doesn’t change how we operate much, we know it means...
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Issue 15 party in the desert Full-moon skinny dips, The Paranoyds and a new issue of What Youth in the desert

At one point last night I looked around and everyone was either in just underwear or swimming in the ACE...
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Off Beat: Alex Olson Episode 034: On running over pork in Copenhagen, favorite surfers and skaters and Tinder

He was literally one of the first people we put a microphone on for What Youth, and that was four...
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Brian “Apes” Boyle, Hawaii, Circa 1986 Back Den 098

“brian boyle aka “apes” pulls the classic stand up frontside grind at (off the walls) in hawaii kai, on oahu....
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Artist Series: Benjamin Deberdt Parisian Photographer. Jason Dill and Kevin Rodrigues to The Gonz and more.

Benjamin Deberdt is a staple in the European skate scene. He’s been influential in bringing an authentic portrayal of underground...
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Girl We Adore: Grace “Sweet Lime” Piehl Past lives, Porsches and wearing your heart on your sleeve

What is your full name? Grace Kennedy Piehl. Do you have any nicknames? Yeah, people call me Gigi and my...
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Your’e Invited: Issue 15 Release Party What Youth and HUF present “Dehydrated Playground” at Ace Hotel Palm Springs with support from Richer Poorer

Every summer needs a grande finale. And don’t start with that labor day shit. That’s for rehydrating and buying new...
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Nate Lawrence Portrait Series From Everything’s Wrong but in the Right Place

Nate Lawrence knows how to travel. He’s spent enough time in terminals, on boats, ferries and planes and in the water...
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Conversation With: Adult Books The same guys that played our Issue 14 release party

“Our first band, I was fifteen, you were eighteen,” says Daniel Quintanilla, bassist and vocalist of Adult Books. He’s referring...
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4 Cities: Ryan Burch Episode 2: We wander Encinitas, CA with Ryan to see where he was groomed. Presented by Volcom

What’s the place you spend the majority of your life like? Does it make you you? Or do you make...
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Brixton Broadcast Live in Amsterdam Complete live recordings with Salems Pot, Kadavar and The Anomalys

Live music is a beautiful thing. And thanks to the Brixton Broadcast tours we’ve been a part of, we get...
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Road Trip Up North RVCA hits the road with Colin Moran, Matt Pagan and Parker Cohn

A road trip never disappoints. They are usually a mess, but that’s what you hope for. Perfect by no means. Watch RVCA’s...
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Rewind Me: Voluptuous: The Big Movie Jason Kenworthy’s ’90s anthem in its entirety

The intro to the movie sums it up best: there’s a tattoo, a punch, a hot ass and Kelly at...
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Stay Tuned: Colin Moran Playlist 027: Soundtrack from the boat while filming Everything’s Wrong but in the Right Place

Colin Moran is one of the stars of Metal Neck. And Metal Neck is one of the highlights of our...
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The Districts and Sun Club tour photos A new zine called CAKE by Caitlin McCann

I hopped onto the last three weeks of a full US tour with The Districts and Sun Club, catching up...
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Watch Dinosaur Jr.’s Video for “Goin Down” Shot by Atiba Jefferson and featuring Christian Hosoi and Harry Jumonji

Dinosaur Jr. dropped a video today for their new single “Goin Down”, off latest album Give a Glimpse of What Yer...
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Last Night’s Wonderland Party Photos from Eric Dressen’s Salad Bowl jam in Christiania, Copenhagen

Down the rabbit hole, One night in wonderland. Memory fades from numerous Danish beers and the infamous watermelon bong but...
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Rewind Me: Voluptuous An interview with Jason Kenworthy, the man behind one of the most underground, raw surf vids of the ’90s. Come back tomorrow for the whole movie in it’s entirety.

The ’90s were dominated by Taylor Steele. His videos were clean, had great music, few funny skits, always got you...
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Conversation With: Susan Plus the premiere of their new video, “Somebody New”

Susan is a band, and we’ve been in love with them ever since they let us use their song “Windows...
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Brixton Broadcast: Amsterdam We caught up with Kadavar before they absolutely torched the Brixton Broadcast

They are large Germanic viking-looking men. Powerful, bearded men wielding instruments they seem to want to destroy. And while it wasn’t my...
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Fairly Normal: Remy Taveira Episode 022 Shot on location in Paris, France. Presented by RVCA

Remy Taveira lives in the suburbs on the east side of Paris, France and skates with the Blobys crew. And...
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Jordy Smith in Collecting Dust Jordy just dropped a hammer…

Jordy has been sitting on this footage for quite some time. Naturally he called on one our very own, Blake Myers,...
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We saw Whitney at the Troubadour A new generation of oldies from the ashes of the Smith Westerns

Every once in a blue moon you hear a band that makes you second guess the bitter notion that music...
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What Youth Party Planner Cancel everything, you’re coming with us: Europe, Costa Mesa, Palm Springs, Christiania and more

You no longer need plans this month. We’ve got you booked. European premieres, the CPH Pro, radical class desert parties, and...