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Nathan Fletcher and Koby Abberton Back Den 121: North Shore, 2008

“nathan fletcher and koby abberton on the north shore, oahu 2008. the conversations between these two are always priceless. shot on canon Eos-1ds mark ll, 28-105mm.” —Mark Oblow

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The World’s Best Skate Comp The CPH Pro understands skaters

We actually got to see this for ourselves one year when we filmed The Copenhagen Project. And it was clear that we weren’t at a traditional competition. We were attending a celebration of living life as a skateboarder. That’s what makes it so special. The city gets behind it. The skaters love it. And the…

Watch Andrew Doheny Contort Fresh Droid in salt water set to Primus

Is this the end? Hopefully not, but this fresh vid of Droid is called “The End.” So we’ll see what that means. Either way it’s some fresh blue from one of our favorite forehand contortionists.

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Brostyle Pacific Northwest trip We went to Seattle and back with Leo Romero, Dakota Servold, Corey Glick, Dylan Witkin and Aaron Homoki

Well over the past few years we’ve been lucky enough to get to know Leo Romero pretty well. He owns a griptape company called “Brostyle.” And the thing that makes a grip company special and different from a board company or shoe company is the fact that you aren’t necessarily in it to make money…

How Nathan Fletcher Rolls Literally and figuratively.

There’s a pot narrative driving this. But I think we’re all to the point where that doesn’t have to be the audacious bit of info it might sounds like. It’s either your thing or it’s not. Life will sort itself out. We’re not here to censor shit. You know us by now. We mostly just…

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WY EATS: Spicy Tuna Don Another hit from our RAW series — best washed down with ice cold Kirin

Its time to expand on our RAW capabilities here. And just like the Mediterranean version of the albacore crudo that you’ve already mastered, we are leaning on our Japanese influence of raw efficiencies for our next dish: The Spicy Tuna Don. “Don” is short for “donburi” which is a traditional Japanese dish where any number…

Your weekend CRUISE Playlist Music to drive you stylishly through the weekend

Summer is meant for adventures. And long nights spent drinking wine and oysters and tequila until the sun comes out and you’re left wondering how it’s Friday already. So whatever you’re doing today, drop it. Get in your car and go, and listen to our playlist. It’s the perfect cruise companion for your weekend adventure….

The guys still going in the US Open Stories behind Kanoa Igarashi, Tanner Gudauskas and Soli Bailey

The early days of the US Open are interesting. It’s a mixed plate of up and comers, some familiar faces and a bunch of dudes you probably just straight up haven’t heard of. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with who’s who in those early days, but now that things have thinned out, we looked at who’s still surfing…

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The What Youth Gutter Trunks It’s summer in Paris. Gutter trunks now available on the cyber market and at What Youth HQ

The pavement is hot out there kids. And so is the sand. We’re in the trenches of summer now and...
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Watch Blake Myers’ ShowReel This…and he has a winning record against Gabriel Medina

Blake Myers once beat Gabriel Medina (and Keanu Asing) in a heat at the ISA World games. It’s still one...
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Julian Wilson Freesurfing at J-Bay Hole in one!

Hey, we love how Julian surfs. He might own more jock straps and golf clubs than we do, but he...
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When Mitch and Yago stop by “Don’t you wanna fly above the water like a pelican?”

Hi there. Yep, back. Nothing like a nice couple of “Happy Hours” with Mitch Coleborn and Yago Dora to ignite...
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WY Premiere: Francisco The Man Stream their new album, Bodies in the Sun

Self-releasing an album is no easy feat. But LA’s Francisco the Man thrive on their DIY roots, without the pressure...
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Ty Segall Releases New EP “Fried Shallots” with all proceeds benefitting the ACLU

My obsession with Ty Segall runs deep. Like ocean deep. And any music news from him gets my spidey senses...
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Warbly Jets Announce New Album And release first taste “4th Coming Bomb”

Warbly Jets are no strangers to the effects of Los Angeles. After moving from New York City to the sunnier...
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WY Guide: The Bartender Getting a drink in a crowded bar is an art. Here’s your paint set.

As Shane Dorian famously said in Loose Change: “What’s your poison man?” That ageless, sometimes slightly altered greeting has been...
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Keith Meek at Wallows, Circa 1986 Back Den 120

“keith meek, aka the slasher pops a stylish air at wallows. circa 86″ —Mark Oblow
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WY Premiere: Monk Parker Listen to new single, “Drowned Men” 

Monk Parker is a true songwriter of lush, melancholy landscapes. His music teeters on the verge of Townes Van Zandt,...
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Jordy Smith, West Oz in trunks Collected Thoughts 133

Jordy is one of the easiest guys to take photos of surfing. He lands most of his airs and always...

WY Premiere: Ben Stevenson Music for your Sunday come down

Sundays are for rest and relaxation, and some feel good soothing jams to make that groove in your couch that...
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Watch “LA Days” Converse CONS x Polar Skate Co’s film shot entirely on film throughout LA

LA Days is a film composed by Pontus Alv and Ben Chadourne. Edited by James Cruickshank celebrating the Converse Cons...
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CONVERSATION WITH: COAST MODERN On their debut album (out today) and their creative rebellion

Coast Modern doesn’t believe in genres. And why would they? After years of writing songs and producing for other artists,...
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Listen to Jack Cooper Ultimate Painting’s co-frontman debuts gorgeous solo album

Jack Cooper, of London-based duo Ultimate Painting, announced the release of his debut album today. Titled Sandgrown, the nine track...
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Garut Widiarta at Padang Padang Collected Thoughts 132: More Indo gold with Nate Lawrence

Garut Widiarta has been surfing out at Padang Padang since he was a little kid. And while he still looks...
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Watch “Mason’s First Cup” Mason Ho’s point of view from the 2016 Rip Curl Padang Cup

One of the best characters we have in surfing. Mason shares it like it truly is. Last year we got...
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WY Issue 18: Notes From the Underground The Coathangers’ “Wild at Heart” Collection

The Coathangers, an all female punk band from Atlanta, know what’s what when it comes to wild music. So it’s...
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What is needESSENTIALS? The non-brand brand of wetsuits and gear that we’ve been wearing

All black everything. Core gear. No logos. No team. Just what you need at a lower price. And what their...
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Listen to The Cribs The soundtrack to your next house party

English rock band The Cribs sound like the kind of music you’d hear at a 90’s house party. And boy...
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Watch the new film: Pedro’s Bay The romantics at Vissla do it again: This time in their new film with Eric Geiselman, Brendon Gibbens, Bryce Young, Cam Richards and more

Vissla is a brand full of hopeless romantics. And we love that about them. Their new film has us scouring...
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WY Premiere: Baby Island Watch “Break The Lease” off new album

Washington-based trio Baby Island describe themselves as power pop, and their new track “Break The Lease” off their forthcoming album...
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Some Kind of Vacation Richer Poorer x What Youth present a mess of a road trip across California.

California is a damn fine playground. And while you could call it our backyard, we wanted to explore the next...
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WY Premiere: Gladys Lazer Watch their new video for “Veronica”

Gladys Lazer, the solo project of Tel Aviv-born musician Gal Lazer, is nomadic music. But more than that, it is...

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