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

Dear Suburbia, Prequel 1 Dane, Conner, Yadin, Kolohe in Japan

When we flew to Japan Kai was just releasing Lost Atlas, and he wanted to start right away on his next project. This was the first trip we put together for Dear Suburbia,.

The waves we got were good but it seemed like they were always better than good somewhere else, like maybe where we’d just been two hours ago, so we spent a lot of time just driving around in hot vans. Boards on top, people inside, big piles of both. But still so fun.

Yadin remembers it like this: “I think the vibe was so high out of the water that it didn’t even matter if we weren’t surfing. The stoke was so high we were just like, ‘Fuck it, we’re just having fun cruising Japan. There’s pumping waves, but whatever.’”

Most of our sessions are in this first prequel, except one rivermouth wave that was an absolute factory the day we surfed it. That could end up in the film so Kai’s keeping it quiet for now.

We wound up back in Japan a few weeks later for a second tour, and that actually turned out to be the “good” trip. Waves-wise it really threw this one down the stairs. But fuck it, we were just having fun cruising Japan.

See more from Japan HERE.

Related

sincerely suburbia a dear suburbia wrap up what youth

Sincerely Suburbia A What Youth Original Flim

Sincerely Suburbia is our final salute to a film and a moment in time we’re rather fond of. And damn...
jean what youth kai neville

Jean A What Youth Original Short Film by Kai Neville

An inland jaunt with a surf film through Kai's eyes.
dear suburbia deleted chapter what youth surfing

Deleted Chapter Featuring Craig Anderson, Nate Tyler and Dion Agius

A trip to Mexico with three very good goofyfoots. This is a forgotten relic from a trip that never got...
what youth dear suburbia

Every Someone The Whos of Dear Suburbia

This is the film’s collected cast — including, you’ll notice, your favorite surfer. There he is. But if he isn’t,...
what youth dear suburbia

Sick Little Pushpins The Where’s of Dear Suburbia

This is the photographic version of that tiny plastic sample spoon they use at ice cream parlors to let you...
what youth dear suburbia sugarloaf

Sugarloaf Diaries Kai goes into the hills to edit Dear Suburbia

Dear Suburbia, will world premiere August 2nd during the US Open of Surfing and it’s shaping up to be quite...

Dear Suburbia Trailer Excerpt from What Youth Issue 1

Today’s kind of a big deal for us. There may be libations by noon. Loud music (well, it’s already loud)....
what youth yadin nicol

Then Yadin’s Ankle broke Right before the swell of the decade

Partway through our second consecutive Japan trip — which was partway through Yadin Nicol’s best year ever — his ankle...
what youth dear suburbia prequel 2

Dear Suburbia, Prequel 1 Dane, Conner, Yadin, Kolohe in Japan

When we flew to Japan Kai was just releasing Lost Atlas, and he wanted to start right away on his...
what youth dear suburbia prequel 2

Dear Suburbia, Prequel 2 Chippa Wilson, Mitch Coleborn, Craig Anderson in Australia

The desert could have killed us easily but it didn’t. It was good to us mostly. We stayed at a...
what youth dear suburbia prequel 2

Dear Suburbia, Prequel 3 John John Florence, Dusty Payne, Mitch Coleborn, Chippa Wilson in Barbados

Up, coffee, fins, coconuts with Terry (what up Terry), toothbrush, Monster tattoos, drive, snacks, it’s windy, M&Ms, Dirty South, a...
what youth dear suburbia prequel 2

Dear Suburbia, Prequel 4 Dane, Craig, Conner and Dion in New Zealand

These nine minutes are shaken from two long, surreal weeks of misadventure into parts of the world so far south...