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

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Well, you’re hired We reached out to you and you delivered. Now it’s time to go

Holy shit, it worked!  The idea hatched over a pitcher of margaritas the other night is a reality. And it’s all because of you. You have officially funded the What Youth California ramp hunt and now the boys are ready to send it. We’re starting tomorrow and making it official: The What Youth film project,…

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Watch “it was a good year…” Bruno Zanin’s reel featuring Yago Dora, John John, and more

Bruno Zanin is another one of those young Brazilians who’s pretty good capturing our little surfing caper. And here’s a nice, full HD number of his. His 2017 in review featuring John John, Yago Dora, Nathan Fletcher and lots more in some pretty attractive destinations. Hit play and ease the Monday tension. –James Royce

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Wanna help Produce our next film? We’re making a WY surf vid and we need liftoff. And that’s where you come in.

Remember “We quit, we’re poor” and all that when we started What Youth? Well, not much has changed: still pretty passionate, still pretty strapped. But we we wanna keep creating. And we need your help to get this fire started. As you read this, there’s a bunch of us assembling for some reckless abandon on…

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Watch “Fire In The Water” Pond’s new video shot by Sam Kristofski

Australian psych band Pond, an ever evolving rotation of musicians itching to explore their collaborative skills, dropped a new video yesterday for their bonus track “Fire In The Water” off last year’s full-length The Weather. And it’s a doozy. Directed by Sam Kristofski, who we’re slightly obsessing over lately, the video follows the members of Pond through…

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WY Premiere: Sufis Watch “Made Me Leave/Crispy Grapes II”

Sufis, the duo of musicians Calvin Laporte and Evan Smith, met once upon a time over their love of the Elephant 6 collective (Neutral Milk Hotel) and 20th century classical music. And it shows, in their ability to spin an indie rock leaning riff into an explosion of arrangements that sound so full, you’ll forget…

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There was a fight on a surf podcast Collected Thoughts 134: Nate Lawrence on the near violence on Surf Splendor

It’s 5 a.m. and I’m sitting on the couch at WY’s Scott Chenoweth’s house in Long Beach — wide awake because I just heard a car getting broke into right outside. I can’t sleep so I end up in the vortex of my phone and find myself hitting a link to a podcast featuring Beach Grit’s…

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Watch “Friends of the Church” Ryder McLaughlin and Aramis Hudson turn AM for Illegal Civilization

Ryder McLaughlin and Aramis Hudson are officially AM skateboarders for the Illegal Civ Skate Program. New Years 2018 with friends, paint ball in kentucky with 4 Hunnid, and skateboarding all around the world. Featuring Kevin White, Ryder McLaughlin, Aramis Hudson, Sunny Suljic, Zach Saracen, and Nico Hiraga. Filmed by Davonte Jolly and Mikey Alfred. Cut…

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Hey, Noa Just Surfed A Heat The Da Hui Backdoor Shootout: a contest we’ll get behind

Usually we’re not the first to advocate contests. However this is pretty sick and definitely worth a watch. Especially if you’re piddling about the office, struggling to get over the mid-day hump. So, yeah, the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout. Noa Deane (Noz in a contest!) just finished his heat and Pipe is clicking. It’s alright, you…

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“Landline” The Official Trailer Vans’ new snowboard film shot entirely on Kodak 16mm

Vans proudly presents their first-ever full-length snowboard film, Landline. Shot on Kodak 16mm, the film documents the raw talents and eclectic personalities of...
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WY Premiere: Royal Brat Listen to “Full Tilt Duster”

One thing that doesn’t suck about 2018 is the amount of noteworthy music our ears are waiting to soak up....
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WY Premiere: Well Well Well Watch their video for “Sleeping Away”

Well Well Well, a new postmodern pop band from San Diego comprised of musicians Seton Edgerton and Dan Nichols, sound...
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Watch Slow Dance B-Sides Sometimes you get blasted from the past: Craig, Dane, Ozzie and more filming for Slow Dance

Dustin Miller is a filmmaker who worked with Dane and Craig on Slow Dance, Craig’s profile film from a few...
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Watch Leo Valls in “Good Weekend” A short film from Blake Myers shot in Leo’s hometown of Bordeaux, France

Blake Myers is living in Paris and making great art. “Good Weekend,” his most recent short film project is more...
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Watch Yago Dora In Hawaii Late fall sessions with one of our favorite Brazilians

Yago shook out his hard drive and gave us this neat Allah-Las-soundtracked bit of tropical shred. All taken from a November...
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David Bowie Has A Book Club Maybe 2018 won’t be terrible after all

When history looks back at our bizarre little era, it will agree on one thing: Everything went to shit real...
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Watch WKND Welcome Salomon Cardenas Another solid addition to the most fun team in skateboarding

Thrasher released this footage about a month ago, but we love WKND and Salomon Cardenas is insane. We’ve said it...
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Easy Played Zebulon And we were there to witness the calamity

Easy is a band, and if you haven’t seen or heard them yet, you’re sleeping on life. Formed at the...
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Watch “Winter Storm Grayson” Gelid beachbreak pits with Oliver Kurtz, Brett Barley and Cam Richards

Unless you were making a conscious effort to avoid any and all forms of media the past couple of weeks...
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Listen to The Jacks A new local 4-piece that doesn’t hide behind any bullshit

The Jacks are a rock ‘n’ roll band, let’s get that straight. Their vibe is heavily influenced by the British...
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Watch Kevin Schulz in “Home // Away” Jumping around North America with Kevin Schulz

I woke up this morning, which is always a blessing, but it felt even more so today. There are (some) waves....
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Music for right this second Listen to Maya’s new Spotify playlist “BUZZ.” Made especially for those “new year, new me” weekend buzzes

Most years it takes me at least a couple weeks before my brain can fully accept the numerical passing of...

Quiksilver has acquired rival Billabong In the least shocking headline you’ll read today

I know this headline isn’t as good as: “Iguanas are freezing and falling from trees.” Or “It’s so cold that...
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Check out The Reservoir A New Online Photo Publication we’re in love with

Michael Cukr is our resident photography nerd. He’s the dude who chased up The Negative Collection, shoots insane photos himself...
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Watch Noah Wegrich In “Just For Kicks” With appearances from Mitch Coleborn, Nate Tyler, and Torren Martyn

Darkened skis, grey water, chilly peaks. Normally not the most inviting trifecta but Santa Cruz local Noah Wegrich has us ready...
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2018: Fitter, Happier…still on antibiotics Here we go again

To be modern is to find ourselves in an environment that promises us adventure, power, joy, growth, transformation of ourselves...
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Watch Sam Moody’s Year In Review Club Med Sucks films Taylor Knox, Dusty Payne, Oliver Kurtz and more.

Nothing like kicking off 2018 with a 2017 highlight reel. You probably know North Carolinian filmmaker Sam Moody better by his IG...
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Watch “RVCAloha Skate 2017” Featuring Kevin ‘Spanky’ Long, Curren Caples, Greyson Fletcher, Malakai Montes, Shane Borland & Christian Hosoi

Surfing isn’t the only thing that goes on during the Winter in Hawaii. RVCA’s team hit Hawaii Kai Skatepark, Proper...
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“Hanging Out With Nora Vasconcellos” Jenkem Magazine takes Nora to the LA Zoo and to skate Baker Boys park

Adidas Skateboarding’s most recent pro Nora Vasconcellos hangs out with one of favorite publications, Jenkem, and go to the LA...

What Youth Eats: Open Fire Soup When the thermometer drops, cook outside! Here’s how.

When you get close to Christmas and New Years it’s too easy to sink in to the hole of your...
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Watch “The B Wolf” The Sea Wolf has some pretty rad B-Sides starring Chippa Wilson

Since it feels like the whole world (excluding Australia) is frozen over, this cold weather surfing by Chippa should do...
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The What Youth 2017 Memoirs Another year on the run chasing the free riders, thinkers and doers.

The general consensus is that 2017…well, sucked. And believe us, it wasn’t without it’s challenges, experiences — both good and bad...
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The 10 Best WY Vids of the Year Let’s get sentimental for a minute, then let’s get back out there

It seems to be common sentiment that 2017 was a bit trickier than we might have wanted it to be. But that’s...

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