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Right, so the WSL starts again next week And hello, yes, we have some questions and concerns. Five exactly.

It is 6:30 am, picture the scene. It is 6:30 am and the crack of dawn in San Diego and...

A quick ode to Uncle Gav Please buy this legend a cold beer. He is a surfing treasure.

Yesterday you heard we went to Samoa and got hit by a cyclone before finding blue tubes and cold beers...
letters from what youth where ya been

“Where ya been?” A little update on our recent movements

Don’t you just love when people ask you that? Well, we do. And people been asking us – especially our mailman,...

Youth against the machine I’m so proud of you

Editor’s Note: Last Friday night I got emotional. I was watching recaps of what happened in the world that week and...
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Afternoon Interview: Jordan Taylor Episode: 063: An afternoon at WKND Skateboards is always a good time

The first time I met Jordan Taylor I had no idea who he was. We were having beers with a...

Radical Class: Some Weekend Reading A book about Australia (it’s that time again!) from an author we can’t get enough of

“Australia is mostly empty and a long way away. Its population is small and its role in the world consequently...

Five Songs For Your Next Surf Clip Here’s “Wonderwall” or something or other.

You ever sit down to enjoy the latest web clip and start off thinking, “Hey, the surfing here isn’t terrible.”...
Tom Lowe, British Surfer, Nate Lawrence

Who’s that British madman? Collected Thoughts 135: The first time Nate Lawrence saw Tom Lowe paddle past him

Editor’s Note: You know we’re up to something when a dude like Tom Lowe’s name starts coming up. The British...

Girl We Adore: Grace Gardiner Our valentine loves the Philadelphia Eagles and David Bowie and will be have a gin soda

Love is in the air today. And Darren Ankenman made our hearts hurt when he sent us these rad shots...

Outside the Comfort Zone San Francisco to Florida to the North Shore to “The Other Guys.”

It’s been one of those days. Weeks. Years. Hell, six years. I haven’t used my own soap in three weeks....

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...
what youth harry bryant surf trip

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...
what youth surf trip kickstarter

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...
Hunter Martinez, San Francisco

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...

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Kael Walsh in West Oz Froth for the Soul

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Shane Borland’s Pandas Kung Fu Grip

Freak of both natures. Whether it’s land or water, Shane Borland is a little hellion. Here he is terrorizing some new...

Street Side with Mike Miller WEST COAST O.G.

We caught up with one of the most iconic photog’s in the game Mike Miller. Who has taken his lens around...

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Waves by Taylor Curran Starring Jake Kelley

Taylor Curran’s ode to “Ill Communication” blends the art of surfing and music videos in this stylish edit, “Waves.”

Kai Hing in 6DIMENSION#REALM9 Doom Metal and Surfing Never Felt So Good

Kai Hing’s new website www.Sul.Ninja and it’s first video drop 6DIMENSION#9REALM will make your head pound. In a good way....

Looking Back At Where the “Debris Meets The Sea” THE VENICE PAVILION WAS THE 80’s/90’s MELTING POT OF SKATE/SURF/ART CULTURE

  Back in the day the iconic Venice Pavilion was famously known as where the, “debris meets the sea.” Over...

Noah Schweizer In “Stream” Location, Location, Location

In between tacos and Tecates we sat down with ex-Floridian Noah Schweizer and discussed living with a Hollywood starlet, ten...

Go ‘Beyond The Streets’ This Weekend In LA CELEBRATING THE HEIGHTS OF THIS MODERN ART MOVEMENT

What do you have going on this Sunday? If you are in LA go to Beyond The Streets. What are...

BEYOND THE TOUR WITH JORDY SMITH WEST OZ ISOLATION

From roaming the sharky sections of Margies to West Oz isolation. Jordy took the jersey off and sought some shade...

Eric Geiselman in Lark A video essay of Indonesian Wave Desecration

Spend a few months in Indo and you’re bound to get some good waves and clips. Lark managed to dodge...

Tonight We Drink RIP Jeff Hanneman

Today is the 5 anniversary of the death of Slayer guitarist, Jeff Hanneman. We thought it was only right to...

Take a ‘Breather’ in B.C Vancouver skate underground didn’t take a (hiatus)

Back in the day Vancouver, BC was once the hot bed of skateboarding in Canada and for much of North...

Nate Tyler and Chippa Wilson in Aerobics by OCTOPUS

Everyone knows Chippa and Nate are huge fans of jazzercise and aerobics as seen in OCTOPUS’s newest edit shot by...

The Flounders’ Cup Are the Judges Going to Blow It?

  There’s no second chance to make a first impression…and god I hope the WSL nails the judging on this...

Girl We Adore: Christiana Mortoccia

“The best thing you can do is live in the present and never question the future.” Finding solitude between past...

Full Speed Through Mar del Plata w/ Milton Martinez ARGENTINIAN SURF CAPITAL IS A RUGGED SKATE PARADISE

Known for it’s surf and tourism scene, Mar del Plata in Argentina also has it’s share of rugged skate spots...

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