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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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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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...

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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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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Girl We Adore: Alexandra Ginnold Dancing, Venice and Sustainability

What is your full name? Alexandra Yvette Ginnold. Did you grow up in Venice? What was your favorite part of...

What Youth Drinks: Tropical Eggnog Happy Holidays, But First Drink this Punch     

To quote maybe every other person right now, “it’s been quite a year, right?” So much emotion! So much drama!...
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Books we recommend for holiday break Spark up a fire and put some words through your mind for the holidays.

The next two weeks are an opportunity. A break. A moment to find clarity and inspiration. For most of us, in...

Jump on the ROAD TO SPANNABIS Bruce Irons, Balaram Stack and Asher Pacey join pro skaters on a European Road Trip

Editor’s Note: Weed Maps is a relatively new thing. But the way they’re supporting surfing and skating is pretty refreshing....
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Save What Youth Dot Com And the rest of our little digital realm for that matter

I have loads of nasty habits. I drink six cups of coffee every morning, I let my wetsuit ferment in the...
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Photo Credit: Thomas Fire Portfolio 036: Chet Williams and Trent Stevens document the fires in California

Our state is on fire. Still. These fires all over California have affected all of us in some way. Someone we...
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RIP Bruce Brown The man responsible for surfing’s greatest celluloid achievement is gone, but there’s no chance we’ll ever forget him

I was 12 years old and I remember leaving baseball practice of all things to go see the world premiere...
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Forced Creativity In a Musty Place Or, the art of throwing empty pint glasses at a laptop and expecting results

“Writing is the flip side of sex — it’s only good when it’s over.” —Hunter S. Thompson  Editor’s note: Here’s something(one)...
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Fairly Normal: Cam Richards Episode 025: A trip into the deep south for a story that was far from ending @sealtooth

We shot guns. Caught a shark. Rode motorcycles. Drank light beer. Ate fried food. And immersed in deep southern culture with...
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Lizards of Summer Episode 022: It got a little hot and sweaty to end the summer, didn’t it?

Maybe call em fever dreams? Or night sweats. Delirium tremens? Or maybe just the lizards of summers. Either way, we...

Do surfing a favor today Let’s all subscribe to the Encyclopedia of Surfing. What’s that? Well, let me tell you

Matt Warshaw writes really long, really well-researched books and articles about surfing and its history. He’s quite maniacal about it...

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