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O Waco Where Art Thou? The 35mm Outtakes

We dug through the archives. These shots brought us back to the laughs. The late nights. The early mornings. Plus, all...

Craig. by Respondek Get One Now

Craig is the third installment of a book series shot by John Respondek. The pages are dressed in mustard ink and feature stunning photos of...

Waco, Texas Film

We had a clever story idea tee’d up that played off a creepy old horror movie, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. As...

Waco, Texas A Lone Star Safari

A Journey Through the Emerald Isle Ian Crane and Soli Bailey for Issue 20

Our hearts were beating the shit out of themselves. How could we have let this happen? Surfers had been the...

4 Cities: Cole Sandman Episode 6: Venturing Around Santa Cruz Presented by Volcom

Cole Sandman is that one kid in your town that everyone loves. His personality is contagious. He’s an old soul...

Issue 20 Release An Evening Bash at the Bungalow

It was a long day but this night was even longer. On Thursday evening, we premiered Governed by Lines and dropped...

What Youth Issue 20

What Youth Issue 20 On Sale Now

  What Youth issue 20 is fresh off the press. This mag was built upon the cliffs of the Emerald...

Governed By Lines A new film starring Ian Crane, and Soli Bailey in Ireland presented by O’Neill

It is said in Ireland that every good story told is preceded by a drink. As we lift a Guinness...

Governed By Lines A New What Youth Exclusive

4 Cities: Mauro Diaz Episode 5: Roaming the Streets of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

In this episode of 4 Cities, we roamed the streets of old San Juan with our favorite Puerto Rican, Mauro...

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...
what youth afternoon interview jordan taylor

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...

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The Vault: Afternoon Interview With Geoff Rowley The Next Wave of Destruction

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Flashbacks From Waco There and Back Again

There and back again. Around the New Year it’s hard not to reflect on life’s experiences, but now we face...

Watch Sababa A Tale of Two Skateboarders from Israel and Palestine

In the film featured below, Sababa, two skateboarders are featured from two very different cultures. This video was blindly sent to...

Ty Segall and The Traditional Fools Stormy Nights at the Sandpiper

Before Ty Segall. There was The Traditional Fools. Growing up in Laguna with friends Andrew, and Dave formed a trio...

WY Recommends Josh Kern’s Book From Deutschland with Love

Dear What Youthers, From time-to-time various submissions arrive at the What Youth office. Yesterday, a random delivery showed up in the...

Whacked out in WACO Southern Antics

One of our very talented men behind the lens, James Lugo, was with us on a trip to Waco a...

Sir Jack in his Element We love us some fresh Robbo.

We love us some fresh Robbo. Especially in and around his home environs. Our opinion, this is what a clip should...

Kai Hing Loves Beach Breaks A Metal Neck Jaunt to Central America

Here’s a quick hit vid shot by Metal Neck’s Matt Tromberg titled: Kai Hing Loves Beach Breaks. Yes, he does and this...

Listen to Sky Ferreira’s “Voice’s Carry” The New Album is Finally Official

It’s official. Sky Ferreira’s long awaited album is set to drop any day now. Since her self-funded sophomore release of Night Time,...

FORMER HITS BALI

From the looks of things, Dane, Craig and their new pick-up, Benny Howard, turned a trip to Bali into a...

HOW CAN WE HELP KEEP SKATE SHOPS ALIVE?

Our friends at Jenkem Magazine recently posted a great piece about the slow but steady closure of some of the...

The Moniz Family Family, Respect, & Aloha

Big things often have humble beginnings. You could say the Moniz family truly fits this bill Beginning many years ago...

Flip Skateboards Roams Through Europe Never Mind the Escargot

Arto Saari is a fucking legend. This we know. His long association with skateboarding, as both as a skater as...

What’s in William Strobeck’s Coffee? A Parisian Excursion

Entrenched into the surroundings of his reality.  Enriched with the raw. William Strobeck’s most recent work, Supreme’s “BLESSED”, is a...

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