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Watch Rusty’s new film: TUFF Starring Noa Deane with Josh Kerr and Dylan Goodale

Noa Deane’s Cluster B-sides, some scoring in New Zealand and West Oz with Noa, Dylan and Kerrzy, and a bunch of strange and interesting tunes dancing around some seriously tweaked clips. Enjoy everyone. And if you want more, check out our photos from the world premiere party we did at Don the Beachcomber. All the…

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Listen to Chastity Belt Cool chicks making good music

Chastity Belt started out as a “joke band” in college, playing house parties for a bunch of drunk bros and slutty girls, but, you know, in Washington, so it was cool. After college, much like every other post grad coming to terms with their squandered education, the ladies of Chastity Belt realized they could make…

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Back Den 053 Kelly Slater and Jason Dill, Costa Rica, Circa 2000

“it does not get any more yin & yang then this. kelly slater and jason dill. we were in costa rica for a quiksilver shoot say circa 2000. was a fun shoot except for the 2 times i got food poisoning and almost died. shot on yashica t- 4.” —Mark Oblow

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WY Recommends: Vissla 7 Seas Wetsuits Watch the vid, but more importantly, order one

I’ve never really been able “to jump up a tax bracket” due to insufficient salary. But what I have been able to do in this life, thanks to the industry that surrounds me, is get free shit. And while I do enjoy the occasional surf shop experience to buy ding repair, check the displays and…

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WY Documentary: RT and Veeco Part 2: “A psychedelic trip through the textures of nature”

Getting inside the mind of an artist is really hard to do. While brilliant, they usually can’t articulate the trippy colors and images that pass through their minds. Such has been the case of Volcom’s brilliant filmmaker Ryan Thomas (RT). He’s been involved in some of our favorite Volcom surf films of the past decade…

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Listen to METZ Noise rock from Toronto

Editor’s note: Those of you who have What Youth Issue 11 will remember METZ from Chris Cote’s very LOUD interview with them. Just got this from music correspondent Maya Eslami, and it turns out what Chris has been preaching is very much true: METZ is for fucking real. And we encourage you all to blow…

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WY Recommends: Industry! 12 Good Reasons to Believe In It

I love the surf industry. Even, and more specifically, the “industry” part. Our love is complicated, yes. And I often want to drown it. But it is love. And love is a confusing motherfucker anyway. So I love with all my heart through the good and bad. But it’s always bothered me when really bitter…

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Stay Tuned: Johan Stuckey Episode 021 Presented by D’Blanc

Johan Stuckey wears glasses. That much is obvious. The other things that make him fantastic are his parts in Cosmic Vomit 2 and his most recent WKND part (watch them below). The Vero Beach, Florida local moved here 5 years ago after getting his poor heart broken. Since then he’s skated for Habitat, Foundation and…

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Afternoon Interview: Bobby Worrest Episode 029: East vs. West skating, Pulaski Park in D.C. and the lame cops who haunt it

We recently went to New York and had breakfast with Bobby Worrest. Between coffee and eggs, we talked to him...
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What Youth Long Sleeves On sale now

And they’re back. The new What Youth long sleeves are back in stock today. But probably won’t be around long....
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Rights Refused: Dennis Mcnett “I want the wolf to come off the wall”

Kr3w denim have a really good series out called Rights Refused, featuring a bunch of artists who’s work has transcended...
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Photo Credit: Cole Barash Portfolio 020

Cole Barash photographed one of our favorite things we’ve ever printed in What Youth. You can find it in What...
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Lizards of Summer Episode 11: Baja, Indo, California and a lot of freakish behavior

And we’re back yet again. Because we can’t stop noticing the finer details in life: like all this shit. Lizards...
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For The Love: Jeff McCallum Episode 018 Presented by Vissla

Jeff McCallum wanted to be an NBA star. And standing at 6’3″ and growing up in Colorado, it was probably more...
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Stay Tuned: Luke Hynd Episode 020 Presented by D’Blanc

Luke Hynd is exciting. For a couple reason. His surfing, for sure — he’s a blend of Mitch Coleborn and...
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Artist Series: Anthony Lister An Artpunk Messiah

Whether offered as free art on public walls, paintings for sale in galleries, random clandestine life drawing happenings where strangers...
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Dead Moon goes off Berserktown II in Santa Ana, CA

After getting kicked, my glasses flying, earring pulled (lol, I know right), beer splashing on my camera and tons of...
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Afternoon Interview: Jamie Brisick Episode 028: Author of Becoming Westerly talks to us about writing the first book on a transgender surfer

The topic is very popular right now. You can’t deny that. And while other stories lead the headlines across America and...
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Back Den 052 Dylan Rieder, Costa Mesa, Ca

“dylan rieder is the closest thing i could have to a son, he’s a best friend, he’s an inspiration. I’m...
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Photo Credit: Alana Paterson Portfolio 019

Alana Paterson is a reminder of the great things in life. The great outdoors, great times, travel, drinking beers and skateboarding with...
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Listen to CG Roxanne and the Nightmares And catch them live at Echo Park Rising tonight

Tired of all the jangly, bubble-gum pop and shoe gaze indie amalgamations cluster-fucking their way into the music scene like...
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What Youth Mixtape: Thom Pringle Exactly what you want to hear

Thom Pringle has pretty much become our in-house DJ here. His playlists are consistently exactly what we want playing, and...
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Straight Forward: Dusty Payne All over California

Dusty Payne carves up Southern California.
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Gutterdust: Island of the Gods Cut in two but not always equal

Gutterdust has been contributing photos to What Youth since we came across his work early last year. He is currently...
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Dead Moon to Play Berserktown II This weekend at the Observatory in Santa Ana

What are you doing this weekend? Staring at your computer? Sitting at the bar waiting for your friends to call...
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Deleted Chapter Featuring Craig Anderson, Nate Tyler and Dion Agius

A trip to Mexico with three very good goofyfoots. This is a forgotten relic from a trip that never got...
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Afternoon Interview: Brad Cromer Episode 027: Humble Floridian with a solid kick flip

Florida’s Brad Cromer might have the world’s most stylish kick flip. He’s also humble, modest and soft spoken. And talented enough...
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Watch Nate Tyler in MUTE A new surf film by Victor Pakpour

There really might not be anyone more enjoyable to watch on a head high left than Nate Tyler. It’s just how we’d...
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Off Beat: Jared Mell Duffy boat riding in Newport Beach

Jared Mell went to school on the sand in Newport Beach. Literally. Staring at the sea and coloring. Since those...
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Dekka Vol. II Gallery and Zine Launch Derek Dunfee’s new photo zine and really good music by Tracy Bryant of Corners

A lot of what we see these days is very doctored up to make it look better. Travel magazines, surf...
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WY Documentary: Veeco Productions In part 1 RT takes us behind the curtain of Volcom’s most creative films

They’re somewhere between comedic genius and surreal, feverish nightmares. Raw. Authentic. Fun. But always creative — with a smiley, fucked up...
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The Top 10 Volcom Films Of All Time In preparation for their new surf film, we countdown our favorites from over two decades of filmmaking

We’ve got great news: Volcom is releasing a new film into their incredible and growing pantheon of iconic vids. It comes...