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

what youth recommends mom and the mailman lizard

Listen to Mom and the Mailman Watch “Lizard” and catch his show Saturday at the Wayfarer

Mom and the Mailman is the brainchild of Long Beach native Malcolm Bennett, but something tells me Malcolm is really the brainchild of Mom and the Mailman. Sit with that for a minute, and now let’s go. The one-man-band, who Cukr describes as “fucking rad” and “super savvy on all aspects of music,” pulsates on…

what youth recommends harry bryant catch surf

Watch Harry Bryant go soft on us And still surf better than me, you, and the rest of our lot

It appears the soft top takeover is inevitable. We’ve seen Noa and Chippa on them. And now Harry’s joining the cult. So here’s the newest addition to what apparently is a weekly temperature check on how pros are riding soft tops. Is the soft top good? Is it complementary to the surfer’s style? Is it demoralizing…

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 I’m paying for a latte at the coffee shop I frequently go to. “And what,” the barista says as he takes my cash. “What do you think about the upcoming WSL season? What with the…

what youth recommends volcom road rager

Volcom Road Rager at our place! Ryan Burch, Ozzie Wright and the whole band of Volcom pranksters are coming over Friday, March 9th from 3-7pm

Ryan Burch, Ozzie Wright and the Volcom band of Merry Pranksters have been Road Raging and zig-zagging their way across the U.S.A. leaving a colorful streak of paint and some really creative lines: And tomorrow they’re stopping by our place for tacos, art and music. Come hang! Also, from 9 a.m. til noon they’ll be…

what youth recommends hump club

HUMP CLUB Your Wednesday music round-up with Maya Eslami

Editor’s Note: We’ve taken note that most of us are relying on Maya’s music suggestions to expand our Spotify playlists, and we wanted a once a week one stop shop, and thanks to the success of last week’s sexually charged playlist “Spread” we gave it a sexy name. But hey, it’s also on Wednesday. So here…

what youth recommends creed mctaggart bong edit

Watch Creed McTaggart’s “Bong Edit” Plus, everything else he just dumped out of his iMovie archives

Creed is just being the kindest by giving us all these goods over the past 24-hours. First there was his 20-minute vid yesterday that was all about the Wash boys’ refusal to stay stagnant during their time in Hawaii. And now there’s, well, everything I’m sure you now notice is hanging around here. Some people…

WY Premiere: Shark Toys Listen to their new single “Maze”

Shark Toys, maybe the most underrated band oozing out of Los Angeles these days, just signed with In The Red Records and dropped their third official LP Labyrinths, a killer package of fourteen fast-paced rippers that sound like “early No Age meets Tyvek on uppers.” Formed in 2008 by Daniel Clodfelter as a guitar and keyboard…

what youth recommends downhill from here

Watch “Downhill From Here” Creed, Beau, Ellis and friends…no irony.

How lucky is Billabong to have Creed? This little vid chronicles the Wash boys from their Oz practice space…to the main stage in Hawaii with Iggy Pop. Shot Lizards of Summer raw, I enjoyed the lack of irony in there. Just some good dudes having good times the free way. Love these dudes. Even if…

Watch “Pedro’s Bay B-Sides” Return to that tropical blue wedge with Eric Geiselman, Brendon Gibbens, Bryce Young, and Cam Richards

Vissla released Pedro’s Bay sometime around July last year. It’s one of those films about a band of hopeless romantics searching...
what youth recommends spread playlist

Music to make you “Spread” A new playlist to butter your toast

Remember the scene in Pulp Fiction where Jules and Vincent Vega debate the severity and sexual implications of a foot...
what youth recommends kip nelson mexico

WY Premiere: Kip Nelson Watch his video for new single “Mexico”

Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kip Nelson sounds like a psychedelic trip down a salty wave with the sun high in the...

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,...
what youth recommends frederico morais bloom

Watch “Bloom” Keep your eye on Frederico Morais

It’s no secret that Frederico Morais is pretty electric on his forehand. And this video emphasizes that point. I’m also...
what youth recommends nyjah huston til death

Watch Nyjah Huston in “Til Death” This is above the hate and a cultural event worth seeing

Hate on his clothes. Hate on his music. Hate on his style. Hate on him. Whatever you wanna do (we...
what youth recommends wand the gift

Wand Drops New Single Listen to “The Gift”

If you thought you knew the direction Wand was embarking upon with last year’s impressive Plum, hold on to your socks....

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...

Let’s help Brayden Belden Laguna grom had a near fatal snowboarding accident and needs our help

It’s a scary reality of all the stuff we do: getting really hurt. And Laguna ripper Brayden Belden recently had...

The Ryan Burch Experiment Go surfing and shaping with Ryan, and see exactly what a clothing capsule of his looks like

Ryan Burch’s meteoric rise to attention is one of our favorite success stories in recent memory. He’s a funny kid who...
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...

Watch “SUR” Go south with Tyler Warren

Baja California is a 760 mile (that’s 1,220 km for all you fancy, metric system globalists) long stretch of coast...
what youth recommends community service la book fair

Please Let’s Not Let Print Die And check out the Community Service art book fair in LA

Ah, yes print. It’s that wonderful thing that brought us all together to make great things. It’s also the thing lots...

Watch “The Typhoon” Mason Ho and Tom Curren somewhere in the North Pacific.

Pretty run of the mill stuff you’d expect from a Typhoon strike trip starring Tom Curren and Mason Ho. Wonky,...

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.”...
what youth recommends BOYTOY Mary Anne

WY Premiere: BOYTOY Listen to single “Mary Anne” off their brand new record

BOYTOY, our favorite Brooklyn-based babe shredders, have a new album dropping April 27th, and we are beyond stoked to premiere...
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...
what youth recommends city calm down im disappearing

Listen to: City Calm Down A new video from Riley Blakeway for “Joan, I’m Disappearing”

Riley Blakeway is as talented as they come behind a lens. He just wrote and directed this new music video for...
what youth recommends adventures of youngwisetails hawaii episode 2

Watch Pt. Two Of The YWT In Hawaii Two weeks on the North Shore with the Coffin brothers

A bit of the Coffin brothers’ razzle dazzle filmed during their latest Hawaii jaunt. Even when the North Shore doesn’t...
what youth recommends small talks jason woodside vissla

Watch “Small Talks” with Jason Woodside Meet the man behind the art on Vissla’s new collection

“You know you’ve made it, or you’re doing OK, when you can start saying no to things” Jason Woodside told us. And...
what youth recommends strange waves of puerto rico dylan graves

Watch “Stranger Waves” Puerto Rico wedges with Dylan Graves

I thought when you did a hard drive dump you were supposed to be getting rid of all your bad,...
what youth recommends summer twins another hit

WY Premiere: Summer Twins Watch their new video for “Another Hit”

Summer Twins, the band formed by sisters Chelsea and Justine Brown, are dreampop rock ‘n’ roll at its best, glazed...

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