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More of the Same Same Collected Thoughts 130: Year of the fucking drone.

“So here we are. 2017. Year of the fucking drone. We’re pretty far behind schedule, according to Marty McFly. But...
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What’d you do this weekend? We threw ourselves into the pit with The Murder City Devils

“A lot of our songs early on were about romanticizing places we weren’t. Other places, other towns, things we couldn’t...

What Youth Eats: On a Trip Bridging the disconnect between great waves and crappy food on surf trips

I haven’t been lucky enough to be on a fancy boat trip with a private chef, but I have been...
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Ty Segall and Assman An interview with Ty Segall and his new comic strip featuring the character of Assman

Ty Segall is 10 minutes late to our interview at Footsies in Highland Park. I’m sipping on a whiskey in...
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This is Absurd An old note comes back to haunt and hype us

Editor’s note: This was originally published in What Youth Issue 1 (which is now sold out) as an intro to...
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How we met Yago Dora Yago’s success at the Rio Pro is validating something we’ve known for a long time. Let’s recall.

Long before the WSL started with the weird warrior techno hype video things, we were watching Yago Dora. His surfing caught...
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Mitch Coleborn in Indonesia Collected Thoughts 129

“Surfing will always have those off-moments that make you pause and really appreciate the place we get to play.” —Nate...
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The Inside Section Collected Thoughts 128: Nate Lawrence is at it again

Editor’s Note: Nate doesn’t realize how messed up this is, sending us these insane, casual lineups from the weekend when we’re...
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A John John Florence Prediction Collected Thoughts 127: Nate Lawrence chimes in on the sporting side of things

“There’s been plenty to talk about with the WSL recently. Most of it about the horrible advertisements and even worse...
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Girl We Adore: Allie Isabella Sprague Kittens, Vans and the The Velvet Underground

What’s your full name? Allie Isabella Sprague Where are you from and where are you currently living? I was born...
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WHAT YOUTH EATS: TOOLS OF THE TRADE 10 Inexpensive and Essential Kitchen Tools to get you Cooking

Have we gotten ahead of ourselves? We’re here telling you how to sear scallops and make cioppino, but what if...
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My Indo Dream Wave Collected Thoughts 126: Nate Lawrence and the wave that started his Indo Obsession

“For the better part of my teenage years I drooled at photos of this wave. I still do today” —Nate...
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did you see that new WSL commercial? Is Dion right? Is it time we say no to the WSL?

I’m quite depressed right now. There are the sharks. Crowds. Hospitals. Stress. Bills. Work. Marketing. Branded Content. And WSL. And...
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Cull Your Fear A spike in shark sightings and an attack in Southern California raise the debate…again

Editor’s Note: Taylor Paul is a surfer. A really good, big wave surfer in fact. Mavericks, Dungeons…all the scary ones, that...
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Lizards of Summer Episode 020: Tazers, lasers and drums and Segways and road tripping

Another month down, another month on the road and another batch of weird moments we live for. Starring: Jake Anderson,...
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Stay Tuned: Balaram Stack Playlist 036: When smoke pours out of tinted car windows, it usually sounds like this inside

During filming of Balaram’s “4 Cities” vid we heard a lot of good music we don’t normally hear. At bars, in...

What youth Drinks: The Margarita How to order them this Cinco de Mayo and forever

Cinco de Mayo is around the corner (a week from today in fact!) and we need to get one thing straight:  Cinco...
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Photo Credit: Laura-Lynn Petrick Natural, unposed, and up close and personal

Laura-Lynn Petrick may be all of 26 years old, but her portfolio as a photographer carries the weight of someone...
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4 Cities: Balaram Stack Episode 4: Running the Jewels through NYC with Balaram

Balaram carried a hat around for Killer Mike of Run the Jewels the entire time we were in New York....
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What’s Dane Been Up to? We spent the weekend with the Reynolds family filming for a new Fairly Normal

Dane was home this weekend. A classic California pre-summer day: lots of blue, couple fun waves and lots of traffic....

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Watch Harry Bryant in “Rust” Shades of Noa Deane in a mirror? Maybe yes!

First thing I thought of — and maybe it’s the Rusty on the nose — was now somewhat vintage Cluster days...
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Brixton Broadcast: Murder City Devils Live video and interview from the Troubadour in Hollywood, CA

It was a boozy, sweaty and romantic night of free drinks and wolf-snarling punk rock thanks to Brixton and a...

Noa Deane and Cole Sandman Slip ‘n Slide Soft Rev and summer fun with Muffin Man and Noz

It was a hot time with fun waves this weekend. Well, fun waves if you had this approach, like Cole Sandman...
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Listen to Broken Social Scene Their new single “Hug of Thunder” will take you back a decade

I awoke into my high school daydreams this morning as I hungrily listened to Broken Social Scene’s new single that...
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Watch Jay Davies in a new trailer Looks like we’ll be getting a vid called “Native” very soon

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Watch “License to Chill Rocky Point” Our favorite series is back with Mason Ho, Burger & Crew

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Tetsunori Tawaraya’s Telescope A look at undiscovered creatures from the Japanese Illustrator

We recently caught up with the Japanese illustrator Tetsunori Tawaraya while he was out in Los Angeles on tour for...
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The Shrine x Dogtown Skateboards An epic collaboration between two epic things

The Shrine recently teemed up with Dogtown Skateboards to produce one hell of a deck. And I couldn’t help but...
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Watch Lakai’s “The Flare” Trailer New full-length film, first one since Fully Flared, coming in July

A new Lakai video is always something to talk about, and so here they are giving us something to talk...
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Watch Brixton’s Jesse Guglielmana Basically shred everything in this psyching edit

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Watch “Luis Vid Ow!” From Frog Skateboards with Luis Ouida, Ringo, & Jalba

Skateboarding continues to not take itself too seriously, and Frog Skateboards always reminds us of that. Rad vid, no pretense.
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Watch “Here I am” starring Ryan Burch There’s so many ways to do it

Ever since Ryan Burch torched that South American pointbreak, we’ve been adjusting our quivers to include something unique. Time to...
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Watch “Bobby Martinez & Friends” Surfing around SB with Dane Reynolds, Conner Coffin, and Parker Coffin

There still aren’t many guys with a backhand like Bobby. Even in the bumpiest conditions, he can still put it...
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Listen to Calvin Love And catch his residency at the Bootleg Theater

“Every day I wake up and I try to be better than the days past.” Words to live by right...
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Yago Dora in “Young Souls & Old Dreams” Hawaii and Indo with our favorite Brazilian goofy foot

He’s attaching some power to his air game. Kid continues to evolve and get better somehow. Charging and ripping simultaneously...
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WY Premiere: Watch Blind Matty’s Video For “Gettin’ Stoned with My Ol’ Lady”: A very NSFW vid for your Monday!

Editor’s Note: Maya said we might want to put a little disclaimer on this vid when she sent it, but...
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Get the Psychic Migrations Soundtrack On Limited Edition Pink Vinyl and we’ll throw in a Volcom/WY Collab movie T-shirt

Remember the film from Volcom, directed by Ryan Thomas that blew our minds last year? The one with Ryan Burch...

Stream The Coathangers’ New EP Parasite And read our interview with the band

The Coathangers, Atlanta’s answer to brash, contagious garage punk, released their new EP today, streaming right here for your thirsty...

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Billy Changer, the post-punk synth centric creation of Robert Cifuentes, has consistently impressed me ever since they debuted in 2014...
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The Shrine Drop New Video For their killer single, “I Can’t Control It” 

I have been patiently waiting for the Shrine to return to me with their ear-splitting, mind-numbing rock ‘n’ roll spoonful...