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WATCH JACK FREESTONE IN WACkO If You Build It, They Will Come

It’s kind of like the “Field of Dreams” with Kevin Costner. Except it’s surfing, not baseball and the ghost of Shoeless Joe Jackson isn’t surfing. People have been coming, in droves. Flying in from all corners of the earth to sample some barbecue and man made waves. Build more, in weird places. Let’s see the…

DESERT DAZE Come for the Music, Stay for the Debauchery

“This is America at its finest.”  Desert Daze is never what you expect it to be. The music festival designed to be unlike any music festival in the history of music festivals did exactly that, again, for the 7th consecutive year. It rained. There was lightning and thunder and the entire thing nearly imploded in…

RIP CHRISTIAN KENT & MICHELLE AVILA Gone But Not Forgotten

What Youth is an international magazine, but our roots are grounded here in Newport Beach, California. Our doors are always open for a skate on the mini ramp or a beer on a Friday night. Christian and his beautiful girlfriend, Michelle Avila, were found unresponsive last weekend at her home in Huntington Beach. We last…

HUMP CLUB Your Wednesday Music Roundup with Maya Eslami

Listen to 6LACK I’ve been sleeping on this one, so get ready if you have, too. 6LACK, pronounced BLACK, released his second album “East Atlanta Love Letter” back in September, and it is pure gold, flowing from classic R&B tracks to eloquent, thoughtful rap, without an ounce of pretense. My favorite track, “Loaded Gun,” reminds…

Marc Johnson Sets The Record Straight “If I’m not going to say some shit that doesn’t mean anything, I’m not going to say anything at all.”

“I got in a fucking fender bender yesterday,” Marc Johnson says after we finally connected after playing one-sided phone tag for a day. He was in the middle of dealing with the accident when we were first scheduled to talk. His body is fine. His car is mostly fine. “Just the front end is torn…

WATCH SHELDON SIMKUS In “Twenty”

With Indo season ending, it’s only fitting that we watch Sheldon get spit out of some of the best tubes of the season. How many Gold Coast kids are ripping these days that just go under the radar in America? Too many. Sit back and enjoy 3 minutes of filth. – WY

WHAT YOUTH PREMIERE Brown Acid The 7th Trip: Rare 60s-70s pre-metal, pre-stoner rock singles comp series returns

Today we’re pleased to premiere a new track from the forthcoming seventh edition of the popular Brown Acid compilation series, which compiles ultra rare 60s-70s proto-metal and hard rock singles so you don’t have to do the digging in dusty record bins. C.T. Pilferhogg is the unusually named heavy boogie rock band with the powerhouse…

HUMP CLUB Your Wednesday Music Roundup with Maya Eslami

Listen to The Lulls The Lulls, a band birthed on the California coast, describe themselves as “soft, dreamy indie that’s equal parts surf rock, post punk, and dream pop,” a combination of sounds that settle on the spirit like a calm, gentle wave. Founded by Rutger Rosenborg on guitar/vox and Ryan Miller on drums, the…

WATCH “SPEEDING TICKET” With Evan Geiselman and Noah Schweizer. How Fast Would You Drive to Score Waves Like This?

Noah Schweizer has been on a fucking terror lately. Last week he dropped “Inlet Tribute” and then charged up to...

LISTEN TO “THE LULLS” A What Youth Premiere

  What’s in a name?  For The Lulls, it’s washed out guitar and the rolling rhythms of water pounding the California...

‘Off Campus’ In Paris MJ, Blondey, Heitor, + Chewy Cruise The Streets

Why are Marc Johnson, Blondey McCoy, Heitor Da Silva and Chewy Cannon cruising through the streets of Paris? To celebrate a classic 80’s...

WATCH GLOBE’S NEWEST VIDEO Cult of Freedom: The New Zealand Part

After watching this video, one thing is for certain, Creed McTaggart is an ace with a slingshot. It’s funny how...

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...

THE VAULT 02 Artist Series with Tommy Chong

“It wasn’t called acid back then… it was called try this.” On the next installment of The Vault, we’re reminiscing on our...

WATCH LEE WILSON IN “FIVE-EIGHT” And Watch Nias Grind Its Teeth

Lee Wilson is that guy from Indo you see ripping in every local movie. He doesn’t leave home often. Doesn’t...

HUMP CLUB Your Wednesday Music Roundup With Maya Eslami

Listen to Connan Mockasin Connan Mockasin, the woozy, dreamlike project of New Zealand-based musician Connan Tant Hosford, has a new...

WATCH HOMEBODY Brendon Gibbens Scores Portugal, Australia and Beyond

South African, Brendon Gibbens, is the type of surfer you won’t here from for awhile. You sit back and wonder...

WATCH THE BILLABONG TEAM IN SUNKEN CITY Sometimes Paradise is Right at Home

“Tag waves instead of walls – this is the Escape from Sunken City. Follow Griffin Colapinto, Jack Freestone, Ryan Callinan,...

THE VAULT 01 FAIRLY NORMAL WITH CURREN CAPLES

We were digging around in the broom closet and stumbled across a dusty old box of hard drives. We plugged...

HUMP CLUB Your Wednesday Music Roundup with Maya Eslami

Listen to PAINT, Debut Solo Project of Pedrum Siadatian (Allah-Las) PAINT is the debut solo project of Allah-Las guitarist/singer Pedrum...

WATCH SUA TAN Kai Hing and Shaun Manners Trade Wave for Wave in Oz

One of our favorite Aussies, Kai Hing, can’t sit still. He recently called us up to post his newest edit Sua...

WATCH “INLET TRIBUTE” Hurricane Florence Giveth and Taketh

Noah Schweizer is no stranger to Florida’s rippable wedges. In his latest edit he had us scouring the forecasting websites to see...

HUMP CLUB Your Wednesday Music Roundup with Maya Eslami

Listen to Sons of Raphael Sons of Raphael, a band comprised of brothers Loral and Ronnel Raphael from North West...

Brian Lotti’s Art Finds a New Home The “Van Gogh of Skateboarding” launches collection w/ adidas

What is the internal connection that makes so many talented skateboarders also excel in other creative endeavors? We may never...

The Duality of Kanoa Igarashi An American Samurai

The average 20-year old’s mind may be going in a million directions, however, Kanoa’s Igarashi’s is focused on the path...

Watch Obsolette with Kale Walsh A New Short

“Obsolette” featuring Kale Walsh is the newest edit from the 18 year old who is the on the verge of being...

Watch Matt Meola in “Mango on the Ments” Killing Anything He Touches

You may remember Matt Meola as that freaky, skinny kid hurling himself into the flats for a chance at 50k...

HUMP CLUB Your Wednesday Music Roundup with Maya Eslami

Listen to Kikagaku Moyo Masana Temples by Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様 Kikagaku Moyo, an experimental psychedelic band based in Tokyo, blend elements...

Q&A WITH EVAN MOCK Balancing skating, surfing, California, Hawaii and Paris Fashion Week

Born and bred on the North Shore of Oahu, Evan Mock draws unique lines from water to concrete. Evan recently...

HUMP CLUB Your Wednesday Music Roundup with Maya Eslami

Listen to Ty Segall’s Cover of “I’m A Man” Ty Segall is a fan of music. That’s the intro to...

LISTEN TO DUNBARROW Their new album “Dunbarrow II” is pure proto-doom pleasure

Scandinavia is no stranger to the doom-laden, sludged-out, proto metal machinations that keep our brains bursting with sound and our...

WHAT YOUTH PREMIERE Watch Easy’s New Music Video “Nothing New”

Ever feel like getting in your car and just driving, wheels on the road, no destination, to get free, even...

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