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What Youth Issue 16 dylan Rieder by Mark Gonzales

Original Artwork From the Dylan Issue Issue 16 art from Porous Walker, Mark Gonzales, Todd Francis, Dr. Woo, Langley Fox and more

The response from our 16th issue, which we devoted entirely to Dylan Rieder has been nothing short of incredible. To...
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Imogene Barron, Japan 2014 Back Den 110

“in 2014 i took a trip with imogene barron to japan for stance. she blew my mind! such a talented...

Conversation With: Sam Kristofski A phone call with (one of) our favorite Kiwi filmmakers

God damn is there some talent down under Australia making films. From our very own Blake Myers to the big...
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Memo from the Editor’s Desk Day 4 of 2017…

I chugged my pint of 2016 a few days ago but I’m still looking for 2017’s heartbeat. Even the ocean...
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Afternoon Interview: Jake Blauvelt Episode 052: On snowboarders having a bad rap, surfings influence on him and living simply

We found ourselves in Sweden with Jake Blauvelt recently. A guy we never would have thought we’d get a chance...
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Dion Agius, Hossegor, 2015 Collected Thoughts 120

“I first saw Dion on the cover of Transworld Surf magazine. It was a D.Hump flash photo that popped Dion...
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Ozzy Osbourne in Los Angeles, 2010 Back Den 109

“some days of my life are happy, some days of my life are sad, some days of my life are...

One Roll by Michael Cukr When the What Youth parking lot caught fire, backstage at HQ and us shipping the Dylan Issue

I woke up this morning and everything said 2016 sucked. And fuck, at times it most certainly did. We lost...
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Collected Thoughts 119 Nate Lawrence mind surfing Indonesia

“I always look at photos of Greenbush, and wonder why the guy isn’t taking off behind the peak…” —Nate Lawrence
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Collected Thoughts 118 Stretch Surfboards shaping room, 2013

“I’ve always had a fascination with surfboard shapers. Mainly because they are really weird and mostly crazy. And I like...
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Afternoon Interview: Louif Paradis Episode 051: We interviewed Louif in the car while driving in the Lofoten Islands in Norway

Louif Paradis won Video Part of the Year while we were in Norway with him. He’s the epitome of a...
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Mason Ho doesn’t have bad surfs Collected Thoughts 117 with Nate Lawrence

“Does Mason ever have a bad surf? Nope.” —Nate Lawrence
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Afternoon Interview: Keegan Valaika Episode 050: On competition, style and riding snow

Someone recently said: “I don’t care how you get it out, but get it out.” Fuck we like that. Because,...
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The Dylan Rieder Issue Playlist The songs we played to remember

Throughout the creation of the Dylan Rieder issue we played music really loud here. It helped with the emotions, evoked...
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New Scenery, New Noise A new film: Skating, surfing and snowboarding in the all day light of Sweden and Norway I Presented by Adidas

Drinking gets you closer to the Gods in Norway. Or so they say. And we just got up close and personal...

One Roll 019: Tom Carey One unedited roll of film shot behind the scenes on the North Shore

The North Shore is a bizarre and beautiful place. On the surface it can look like a surf mecca with...
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Watch “Vinho Verde” Really good surfing in the oldest world of Portugal with Mitch Coleborn, Soli Bailey, Mitch Crews and Dusty Payne

Vinho Verde is actually white wine. But the bottle in green and the taste is terrific. And in Portugal, you...
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A North Shore gathering for Dylan RVCA and Mark Oblow create a Hawaiian night that can only happen on the North Shore

Things happen on the North Shore that don’t and can’t happen anywhere else. I’m now thoroughly convinced of that. The...
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Lizards of Summer Episode 019: The Australian Psycho, Hawaii and the return of actual lizards

The return of actual lizards in Lizards of Summer. And what a triumphant return it is. And holy shit, what...
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4 Cities: Gavin Beschen Episode 3: On The North Shore of Oahu I Presented by Volcom

Gavin Beschen is a giver. Aside from giving us all a few decades of that one of a kind mantis-like...

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Watch Foxygen’s New Video For new single “On Lankershim,” off upcoming album

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Your weekend on the couch The music documentaries you need to detox your way into 2017

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Listen to Rebel Kind And read our conversation with the band below

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The 2016 What Youth Memoirs Video When you look at it like this, we had a fucking great year

No more griping about it being the worst year ever. Beneath the loss, 2016 was fucking sick. Just watch this....
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The What Youth 2016 Video Slideshow The Velvet Underground take us on the photographic rollercoaster that was 2016

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