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What Youth Issue 20

What Youth Issue 20 On Sale Now

  What Youth issue 20 is fresh off the press. This mag was built upon the cliffs of the Emerald...

Governed By Lines A new film starring Ian Crane, and Soli Bailey in Ireland presented by O’Neill

It is said in Ireland that every good story told is preceded by a drink. As we lift a Guinness...

Governed By Lines A New What Youth Exclusive

4 Cities: Mauro Diaz Episode 5: Roaming the Streets of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

In this episode of 4 Cities, we roamed the streets of old San Juan with our favorite Puerto Rican, Mauro...

Right, so the WSL starts again next week And hello, yes, we have some questions and concerns. Five exactly.

It is 6:30 am, picture the scene. It is 6:30 am and the crack of dawn in San Diego and...

A quick ode to Uncle Gav Please buy this legend a cold beer. He is a surfing treasure.

Yesterday you heard we went to Samoa and got hit by a cyclone before finding blue tubes and cold beers...
letters from what youth where ya been

“Where ya been?” A little update on our recent movements

Don’t you just love when people ask you that? Well, we do. And people been asking us – especially our mailman,...

Youth against the machine I’m so proud of you

Editor’s Note: Last Friday night I got emotional. I was watching recaps of what happened in the world that week and...
what youth afternoon interview jordan taylor

Afternoon Interview: Jordan Taylor Episode: 063: An afternoon at WKND Skateboards is always a good time

The first time I met Jordan Taylor I had no idea who he was. We were having beers with a...

Radical Class: Some Weekend Reading A book about Australia (it’s that time again!) from an author we can’t get enough of

“Australia is mostly empty and a long way away. Its population is small and its role in the world consequently...

Five Songs For Your Next Surf Clip Here’s “Wonderwall” or something or other.

You ever sit down to enjoy the latest web clip and start off thinking, “Hey, the surfing here isn’t terrible.”...
Tom Lowe, British Surfer, Nate Lawrence

Who’s that British madman? Collected Thoughts 135: The first time Nate Lawrence saw Tom Lowe paddle past him

Editor’s Note: You know we’re up to something when a dude like Tom Lowe’s name starts coming up. The British...

Girl We Adore: Grace Gardiner Our valentine loves the Philadelphia Eagles and David Bowie and will be have a gin soda

Love is in the air today. And Darren Ankenman made our hearts hurt when he sent us these rad shots...

Outside the Comfort Zone San Francisco to Florida to the North Shore to “The Other Guys.”

It’s been one of those days. Weeks. Years. Hell, six years. I haven’t used my own soap in three weeks....

Media Model Subsidy Line Noise Ordinances and surf video making with Mitch Coleborn, Harry Bryant, Nate Tyler, Colin Moran and more

This morning we received a note on our front door reminding us that this town operates under a noise ordinance and that...
what youth harry bryant surf trip

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...
what youth surf trip kickstarter

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...
what youth ryan burch punching a rock by nate lawrence

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...
dear youth david bowie has a book club

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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Giving Up On The White Trash Hollywood Nightmares Jason Dill packs it up for Ventura + talks FA inspiration

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