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The Quik shoot Back Den 117 with Tyler Newton, Mark Healey, Danny Fuller and Ola Eleogram

“i had to shoot the retro shorts campaign for quiksilver way back. this is when trunks were long as fuck...
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Coming Soon: Hello, Sea Trailer for our new short starring Craig Anderson, Chippa Wilson, Yago Dora, Lee Wilson, Dillon Perillo and Eric Geiselman

Another boat trip, another tale to tell. This one wasn’t a serene dream by any means and it started with...
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Can’t Surf This Pipeline Water, Oil, and Standing Rock: Why the fuck do we wanna destroy the earth?

Editor’s Note: When it comes to water and the environment, we’re all in. We have to be. It goes far beyond politics. It’s...
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Hello, Sea A new What Youth Short

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Former is here Dane Reynolds, Craig Anderson and Austyn Gillette’s new clothing line is live (and it looks good)

Yesterday I went on a rant. I do that. Wine at night and all. I said things felt alarmingly stale in...
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Nate’s Back where the water is warm Collected Thoughts 123: After a stint in CA, Nate’s back in the tropics

“Man, it’s nice being back in the tropics…” —Nate Lawrence
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Dane Reynolds has been released After being harbored for two days in Portugal for a lost passport, he’s good

Because of the sensationalist potential of this story, it was kinda hard to tell how serious it was. We talked...
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Dear Surfing, Anyone out there? What I’d do to watch a surf vid that mattered right now

I’m still awake, watching music videos, trying to recreate the nostalgia that late night MTV2 once provided. Right now it’s Radiohead’s...
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Girl We Adore: Olivia Brower Former Encinitas, CA Whole Foods shopper (it closed)

What Youth: Do you have any nicknames? Olivia Brower: Liviey Girl, Olive, Oli. Where are you from and where are you...
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Jake Johnson and Arto Saari, Australia, 2009 Back Den 116

“march 2009, gravis australia tour. jake johnson and arto saari on a spot check at the train station. hunting for...

WHAT YOUTH DRINKS: THE BROWN DERBY Three ingredients to make a perfect blend of sweet and sour.

It’s a drink that throws back to LA’s golden age (though, as we showed you in issue 2, LA is...
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Radical Class: Wandering in Berlin Eat, drink and be blown away by the countries that like it cold (Pt. 1 of 3)

Travis told me to tell people about all of the cool shit we get to do (Editor’s Note: Yes, I did)....
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Yago Dora, Indonesia, 2016 Collected Thoughts 122

“There was a time in my life that I could do nothing except think about Macaroni’s. Like every day I...
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Lanna Lyon, Studio 35 in Costa Mesa, 2013 Back Den 115

“hands down lanna was my main muse of the studio 35 days. she inspired me to create so much art...
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Stay Tuned: Amy Hood Playlist 035: two point five hours of windblown creativity

We love Amy Hood. And it should be painfully obvious why…Anyway, the New York based artist was recently out in...

We Kinda Saw This Coming Soli Bailey Wins the Volcom Pipe Pro (This is why we’re not surprised)

Soli Bailey was born during the biggest storm in the history of Byron Bay. And he just won one of our...
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WY Drinks: Herbs in our cocktails Herbs plus booze to raise your cocktail game

When you think of herbs, you generally think of food. And when you think of cocktails, you generally think of...
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The WY GUIDE: Cuba Now that the red tape is mostly gone, should you go? Well, we did, here’s what we found.

It’s hard to have a conversation about traveling without someone bringing up Cuba. It’s long been the Holy Grail of American travel because, well,...
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Girl We Adore: Nicole Zimmerman Road Trippin’, Ghosts and No Regrets

What is your full name? Nicole Elisabeth Zimmermann Do you have any nicknames? Niki, Cole, Nikizimz, Zimmy, etc, etc. Where...
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Chris Sen, Europe Back Den 114

“chris sen shows us how. when you have no papers, when you have no fruit, when you have no foil…...

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WY Premiere: Watch “Butter & Eggs” A new single by Shana Cleveland & The Sandcastles

Monday blues are a real thing, especially when it’s past noon and your caffeine high’s worn off and all you...
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Watch Jeremy Leabres and Jon Dickson Couple quick clips to push shoes

Jon Dickson blew us all away with his opening part for Emerica’s Made. So whenever we get a few new...
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Craig Anderson’s Former Part One of those rare edits you need to watch over and over

When Dane, Craig and Austyn’s new brand Former launched last week, it came with this new Craig part, and all...

Listen to NE-HI Their new album Offers is out today on Grand Jury

Chicago is and always has been one of the greatest cities for music. So it’s no wonder NE-HI, my favorite...
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Watch Froth’s New Video “Sensitive Girl” off upcoming album Outside (briefly)

A music video can say a lot about a band, especially when the band takes creative control and shoots and...
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Listen to Tashaki Miyaki And watch “Girls on TV” directed by James Franco

Don’t be fooled by the name of LA-based band Tashaki Miyaki. What may sound like an unearthed Japanese proto band...
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In the Streets w/ J. Grant Brittain Fact and Arkitip team up to bring you wearable history notes

FACT. & Arkitip have partnered to bring a six part teeshirt capsule collection of 80’s based, street focused skateboard photography...
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Watch “Dream Bars” Up North with Kolohe Andino and Nat Young

Here’s a handful of days that Kolohe Andino and Nat Young got “up north.” I think anyone who’s ever attempted...
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Listen to CFM’s New Single “Rise and Fall,” off upcoming album

CFM, the solo project of Charles Mootheart (of Fuzz and Ty Segall’s band), has a new album dropping April 4th...
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LA Witch Needs Our Help Their Gear was Stolen in freezing England

Our favorite legends L.A. Witch know how to live like road dogs. And that’s no easy feat, especially in the dead...
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Radical Times in Spain Quiksilver dudes drive across Spain and surf, skate and snow all the way

Quiksilver used to produce a show called Boarding Pass. I remember seeing it on an airplane’s entertainment channel once. It was narrated...
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The HUF team skating in Japan Shot entirely on iPhone by Brad Cromer

The modern condition: The HUF team skating in Japan, shot entirely on iPhone by Brad Cromer.
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Brother in Mexican Right Points Kolohe knows how to make a pointbreak look good

We tried to get this footage to use in Kolohe’s movie Brother but we didn’t get it. So here it is....
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4 New Bands for you Spring has (almost) sprung and that means lots of new music

Spring doesn’t officially start for another month, but here in Southern California, everything is in full fucking bloom. Including the...
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What’s a Dream Tour? Mick Fanning just beat the game

The Search used to discover shit like this every weekend it seemed like. Those were better times, maybe. But don’t...
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Watch “Left for Shred” With Harry Bryant, Beau Foster and Shaun Manners

A fun little jam session with three fun surfers. Beau Foster’s settled nicely into a shortboarding alternative, moving interestingly modern...
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Sage Elsesser skating NYC Shot all on super 8 for his latest colorway for Converse

Sage Elsesser cruising around NYC in his latest colorway of the Converse Cons One Star Pro CC.
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Listen to: Brian Hill and The Noh Starrs Their new song “The New Yorker” is about to find its way into your life and you’re going to like it

Brian Hill has a spark. It’s in his style. The way he talks. And it’s definitely in the music he makes....

Sage Elsesser B-Sides Remix Thanks to Quartersnacks

Remix of Sage Elsesser by Quartersnacks. Filmed by Richard Quintero, Ben Chadourne, Logan Lara, Duane Marshall and Johnny Wilson.
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Miley Cyrus Selena Gomez SEX TAPE!!! That — or Ian Crane ripping in California and Panama

Ian Crane is fucking hilarious. And here he is trying to break the Internet. Playing right into our hands with...