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Girl We Adore: Chelsea Elayne Young Thug, MOB grip and Tech shame. Photography by Darren Ankenman

What’s your full name? Personal brand guideline to never disclose my full name online ;) Where are you from and...
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Who is Julian Klincewicz? Well, he’s an underground and prolific part of many things and the subject of an upcoming WY Artist Series

Julian Klincewicz has the kind of name you hope you don’t have to type out too often. There are letters...
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Conversation with: Mele Saili Sunny, stylish surf royalty and the best competitive philosophy we’ve heard yet

We recently met Mele Saili through our friends at Crap Eyewear. She impressed us right away with her outlook on...
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Billy Deans, Waimanalo, Oahu Back Den 122

“billy deans throwing down that aggressive 80’s punk rock frontside grind. waimanalo, oahu shot on canon ae1 with a wide angle...
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One Roll: Sammy Boo Reynolds We put Dane’s son to work…again

Dane Reynolds didn’t grow up around a lot of kids. We learned this during filming of his Fairly Normal. But...
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Nathan Fletcher and Koby Abberton Back Den 121: North Shore, 2008

“nathan fletcher and koby abberton on the north shore, oahu 2008. the conversations between these two are always priceless. shot...
Leo Romero, Brostyle

Brostyle Pacific Northwest trip We went to Seattle and back with Leo Romero, Dakota Servold, Corey Glick, Dylan Witkin and Aaron Homoki

Well over the past few years we’ve been lucky enough to get to know Leo Romero pretty well. He owns...
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WY EATS: Spicy Tuna Don Another hit from our RAW series — best washed down with ice cold Kirin

Its time to expand on our RAW capabilities here. And just like the Mediterranean version of the albacore crudo that...

The guys still going in the US Open Stories behind Kanoa Igarashi, Tanner Gudauskas and Soli Bailey

The early days of the US Open are interesting. It’s a mixed plate of up and comers, some familiar faces and a...
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When Mitch and Yago stop by “Don’t you wanna fly above the water like a pelican?”

Hi there. Yep, back. Nothing like a nice couple of “Happy Hours” with Mitch Coleborn and Yago Dora to ignite...
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WY Guide: The Bartender Getting a drink in a crowded bar is an art. Here’s your paint set.

As Shane Dorian famously said in Loose Change: “What’s your poison man?” That ageless, sometimes slightly altered greeting has been...
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Keith Meek at Wallows, Circa 1986 Back Den 120

“keith meek, aka the slasher pops a stylish air at wallows. circa 86″ —Mark Oblow
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Jordy Smith, West Oz in trunks Collected Thoughts 133

Jordy is one of the easiest guys to take photos of surfing. He lands most of his airs and always...
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CONVERSATION WITH: COAST MODERN On their debut album (out today) and their creative rebellion

Coast Modern doesn’t believe in genres. And why would they? After years of writing songs and producing for other artists,...
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Garut Widiarta at Padang Padang Collected Thoughts 132: More Indo gold with Nate Lawrence

Garut Widiarta has been surfing out at Padang Padang since he was a little kid. And while he still looks...
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WY Issue 18: Notes From the Underground The Coathangers’ “Wild at Heart” Collection

The Coathangers, an all female punk band from Atlanta, know what’s what when it comes to wild music. So it’s...
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Some Kind of Vacation Richer Poorer x What Youth present a mess of a road trip across California.

California is a damn fine playground. And while you could call it our backyard, we wanted to explore the next...
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Our Page 1 Rewrite The first page of What Youth Issue 18

Editor’s Note: Here’s what I wrote to introduce you to Issue 18. Click here if you wanna see how it...
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RIP Chester Bennington The Linkin Park frontman apparently had a bigger impact on all of us than we thought

Editor’s note: This a weird one. Linkin Park might not be a band you’d anticipate seeing us report on after learning...
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Photo Credit: Rhyan Santos On the road with Cherry Glazerr, No Parents, LA WITCH and more

A few months ago Rhyan Santos sent over a batch of 268 images for his “Photo Credit” feature. We flipped...

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The new “Whatties” T-Shirt and Hoodie The somewhat lengthy evolution from Cheesburgers to Whatties

We’ll have to chalk this up to the Kiwis and the Aussies. Known for their innate ability to morph words...
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Need a new travel companion? Chilli just released the ultimate youth on the run board model

If you’ve got a trip booked and can only bring one board, that can be a stressful endeavor. What if...
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WY Premiere: SondorBlue Listen to “Ashley Avenue” off their new EP

Charleston-based quartet SondorBlue live on harmony. Both literally and figuratively. On their new EP You Will Find Love On Ashley Avenue –...

Watch Field Trip | Chile Vissla heads to the land of lefts and fine red wine

Chile is a wonderful place. The water is thawed-ice-water cool. The lefts run for miles and miles. Swell is non-stop....
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Watch Guantanamo Baywatch’s New “Video” It’ll put a real big smile on your face

Guantanamo Baywatch know how to have a good time. And in their new video, “Video,” off Desert Center, the good...
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The “Late Nights, Early Mornings” kit Items for those who won’t take no for an answer

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Listen to Dope Lemon Your new summer cocktail

Dope Lemon, the new project of Australian musician Angus Stone, is my new summer cocktail. Two parts soulful, coastal rhythms...
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Asher Pacey in “Water Over Sand” Asher Pacey used to make us want to do shuv-its, now he makes us want a twin

Asher Pacey used to be the guy out at Snapper who took an untraditional path. He was doing airs out...
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Watch New Balance’s film “Tricolor” Featuring PJ Ladd, Franky Villani, Flo Mirtain & introducing Brandon Westgate

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Watch Kevin Morby’s New Video For “Downtown’s Lights”

Filled with the weekend blues today? Well, you’re in luck. Kevin Morby just dropped a new video for single “Downtown’s...

Listen to Kenneth Whalum And stream his new album Broken Land

Kenneth Whalum, like all genuine artists, believes in himself. As he should. After spending years as a “side man” for...
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Live at the Bionic Ear Travesura’s new album out today

Leo Romero’s band Travesura released their first album today on Spotify and iTunes. We’ve got a bunch of fun projects...
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Watch Wand’s New Video for “Bee Karma” Featuring a “good” clown and sing-along lyrics

Clowns, generally speaking, terrify me. But in Wand’s new video for “Bee Karma,” off new album Plum, a dancing clown in...
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Watch Ryan Callinan in “The Stretch” As talented as they come

Ryan Callinan is as talented as they come. His WSL run didn’t work out last year, but honestly who cares....
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Watch Harry Bryant in “Hazmania” Bunch of goofy wedges

We met Harry Bryant a couple months back, when he strolled into our office. He drank some beers. Skated the...
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WY Premiere: Tracy Bryant Watch His New Video “Forever Certain”

Tracy Bryant is a man of constant ambition. After debuting his incredible solo album Subterranean last year – which landed songs on...
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Mikey Wright in “ROOT” It’s been a while between drinks, but he made it worth the wait

Mikey Wright went to Oregon with us a while back and his interview lives in infamy. It was a renegade...

John Maus Is Back With new album teaser and tour

Where has John Maus been? We hadn’t heard from him since 2012, and his absence left fans in mourning of...
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WY Premiere: Brian Hill and The Noh Starrs Listen to their new single, “Sarah’s Alright”

Brian Hill and The Noh Starrs are pure post-punk breathing rebels, right down the line to their Velvets-inspired vocals to...
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Watch Ford Archbold in Orange County Summer isn’t over yet

A few fun wedges with rocks involved, a dream scenario. Ford Archbold getting his summertime groove on at home in Orange County.

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