Surfing, Skateboarding, Music, Photography, Travel, Culture and general antics of the youth on the run.

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Telo Menta Uber Jam The Volcom boys hit the Ments

The Volcom surf crew hits the Mentawais for the season’s first run of swell. Staring Ozzie Wright, Mitch Coleborn, Ryan...
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Watch “Sundaland” Run to Mexico with Brendon Gibbens, Cam Richards and Eric Geiselman

In lots of the world right now, it’s winter. And wherever it’s winter, it’s cold. And watching this just thawed...
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Mixtape: “Hotbox With God” New Mixtape from William Alexander for your weekend wandering

If you’ve ever been to one of our parties, you’ve seen William Alexander throwing around vinyl and crushing Modelos. His...
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Noa Deane gets a new sticker Finally a signing that makes sense: Noa to Volcom

All across our industry are surfers riding for brands that make no sense. Product of highest bidder goes the surfer....
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Watch Foxygen’s New Video For new single “On Lankershim,” off upcoming album

Foxygen has a new album dropping January 20th on Jagjaguwar, and today they released the video for “On Lankershim,” the...
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Listen to Slowdive’s New Song “Star Roving” is their first new song in 22 years

Yes, we definitely are slowly diving into this New Year, but coming at us fast is a new song by...
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Listen to Moon Duo Dark and moody psych from Portland

Moon Duo, the Portland based-band of guitarist Ripley Johnson and keyboardist Sanae Yamada, sounds like the kind of psych rock...
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Noa, Creed, Beau and Ellis in “Rage” First it was O.A.M. now it’s RAGE

OAM was a traction company, hell it still might be, that was started by the Malloys, Machado, Taylor Knox, Pat...
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Watch “Lost It: New Zealand” Outtakes from the road way less traveled with Brendon Gibbens, Bryce Young and Eric Geiselman

The parts of surf trips you usually see are polished and packaged up with all the A plus clips, making...
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Mason Ho in Northern Praying Mantis The most exciting surfer in the world

While most of the world around us seems to be going in the wrong direction, the Ho family is redefining...
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Warm up with Chippa Wilson Chippa gets new wetties, we get a new vid

Chippa Wilson might be the quickest and most flexible surfer we know. But what happens when it gets real cold? Well,...
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Your weekend on the couch The music documentaries you need to detox your way into 2017

It’s Friday. And if you’re still detoxing (like I am) and looking for an excuse to sit on your couch...
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Listen to Stef Chura Poppy, grungy, and angsty in all the right ways 

Stef Chura may not sound familiar to you, but her experience floating through the depths of the Detroit DIY underground...
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Twin Fin Delight Watch Jason Salisbury ignite your future twin fin obsession

Full disclosure: I’ve never owned a twin fin…until a few months ago. Since then I’ve been delighted by a whole...
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Watch RVCAloha: “Alex And Ellis” Alex Knost and Ellis Ericson and some jazz poetry at V Land

Regardless of where you sit on spectrum of surfing hipsterism and nostalgia, you’d be hard pressed to not be at...
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Listen to Rebel Kind And read our conversation with the band below

It’s 2017. A brand new year. And although recovering from 2016 might take us a while, we’re ready for it....
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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

Everyone is talking about how 2016 was a son of a bitch. And yeah, it kinda was. We lost a...
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10 Best WY Vids of the Year And the winner is…

2. Fairly Normal: Remy Taveira Remy Taveira lives in the suburbs on the east side of Paris, and he has...
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Watch Hayden Shapes Best of 2016 Starring Craig Anderson, Creed McTaggart, Nate Tyler, Dylan Graves, Marti Paradisis and Cole Houshmand

Pretty damn good team, eh? A fond farewell from the Hayden fam.
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10 Best WY Vids of the year Number 3 and 4 on our countdown

4. 4 Cities Ozzie Wright Where’s the place you spend the majority of your life? Does it make you you? Or...

10 Best WY Vids of the Year Number 5 and 6 on our countdown

6. Artist Series: Brad Elterman His voice, his look, his energy and enthusiasm are infectious. God, just love this dude. Brad Elterman...
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10 Best WY Vids of the year Number 7 and 8 on our countdown

8. “Panama is Certain” starring Taj Burrow and Dion Agius: 7. Afternoon Interview: Craig Anderson

10 Best WY Vids of the Year While we make plans for 2017, let’s see what we did in 2016

We’re all scattered across the globe playing with all our toys and making plans for another big year, and while...
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The 5 Best Music Videos of the Year Our picks for the most creative, entertaining and bizarre music vids of the year

My favorite videos from this year all had similar themes. Whether they were animated, involved puppets, or took place in...
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The 5 Best Songs of the Year Maya’s musical highlights for 2016

In a year filled with such detrimental loss from the music world (Bowie, Prince, Leonard, to name a few), shout...
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Watch Kai Hing in Splashing All black and white and tearing to Low Life

Kai Hing just saved 2016 with this hammer of a part featuring a nice mix of Indo and OZ beachbreaks. Remember...
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New Beanies, Hats and Pins Available now in the What Youth Shop

Couple new products landed in the What Youth Shop today. Good timing for shitty weather. Decorate your head. Buy the...
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Mason Ho is the best surfer in the world This 2016 highlight reel proves it

There are a lot of competitions, polls and chatter about who the world’s greatest surfer is, and generally you can...
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Craig Anderson on the Black Noiz Soft core surfboard riding

Watching Craig Anderson’s board slice through the water is a borderline pornographic experience. That rounded pin…that style. This may not...
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John John’s Alley Oop on Saturday A few dozen on the head and then this…

I’ve long been kind of critical of how clips like this get published in a manner that is underwhelming. We’ve...
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Meatbodies Announce New Album And share killer track, “Creature Feature”

Meatbodies, the self-proclaimed weirdo band of Chad Ubovich, Patrick Nolan, and Kevin Boog, are finally releasing the follow-up to their...