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

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Radical Class: Wintering in Cologne Eat, drink and be blown away by the countries that like it cold. (Pt. 2 of 3)

You’ll remember we started this frozen journey through Europe in Berlin. Today, we’re taking a ride to Cologne. A quick hour flight from Berlin will take you to Cologne, in northwest Germany. A couple days in Cologne is a perfect amount of time to see the city. Like Berlin, Cologne is chalked full of history, but…

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Go To Eliminator Night Tonight at the Monty in Los Angeles

Eliminator Night at the Monty Bar in Los Angeles is your new Friday night destination. So whatever you already had planned for tonight, scrap it. Josh Landau (of the Shrine and Easy), the mastermind behind Eliminator (with help from his bro Jason), put together this insane lineup for tonight: Flat Worms, Pharlee (Figgy’s new band),…

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What Youth Eats: Rum for Breakfast, Please Weekend French Toast with Mount Gay Rum Bananas Foster

As a rule, French toast on the weekend is a good call. If you can pile some layers of decadence on top, all the better. Berries, whipped cream, bananas. Here, bananas foster goes on top, making it slightly over-the-top, but that’s what weekend breakfast is for. Then there’s the rum. This is special because it…

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My favorite new band just got deported Italian Dark Wave band Soviet Soviet just got arrested, embarrassed and sent home before playing in LA

I discovered a rad new band this week. They’re Italian and called Soviet Soviet. Chris Coté sent it to me, and Maya was into it too as was everyone I’ve sent it to. Rad, Italian Dark Wave (my new favorite genre) for my headphones. And I was in luck, they were scheduled to play Sunday night…

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More Photography from “Hello, Sea” Craig, Chippa, Lee, Dillon, Yago and Eric photographed by Nate Lawrence and Timothy Ridenour

Well, you can’t call them unproductive. What was relayed back to our HQ as a potential skunk sure yielded a lot of insane imagery. I guess that’s what happens when you’re this photogenic. Click below to see the whole gallery, and below to see our newly minted Vimeo Staff Pick: Hello, Sea: Watch Hello, Sea…

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WY Premiere: White Bleaches Watch their video for “Mystery Child”

White Bleaches, a four-piece psych garage band from Melbourne and Jan Juc Victoria, Australia, sound and look like they’re a couple of groms from your local California beach. Their new 7″, Mystery Child/In the Night, was recorded and mixed by Stu Mackenzie (of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard), and drops March 14th on their…

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John John Florence, 14 for Five years Collected Thoughts 124

Looking at this photo, it seems like so long ago. John John was this young, long haired blonde kid who surfed Pipe. I remember seeing him paddling out in pretty big conditions and thinking that he was going to drown. But he didn’t. And then he caught one of those big waves. But that’s all…

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Afternoon Interview: Ronnie Sandoval Episode 053: Most skaters’ favorite skater

You don’t get to go pro for Krooked unless Mark Gonzales says so. And he said so for Ronnie Sandoval. Ronnie was bred at the world famous Channel Street Park in San Pedro (which is in danger of going away forever as you’ll see). And might be one of the craziest tranny skaters around right…

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Volcom Cancels History Surf, skate and snow done very right and very ’90s starring Noa Deane

Volcom has released some nostalgic threads today that take us back to a much more… authentic time. When surfing, skating...
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Watch “Creed’s Rage Promo Video” Reckless Rage and surfin’ with Creed

About a couple months back we introduced you to RAGE. Noa, Creed, Beau and Ellis’ grip Co. It’s in your face...
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Allah-Las Announce Tour Dates And premiere live video with unreleased track “Hereafter”

Allah-Las, our favorite LA road dogs, are headed back to that van life this Friday with a slew of North...
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The New What Youth Top 34 We’ll unveil the new list Monday, March 13th

Last year we introduced the What Youth Top 34. The idea being: we wanted a list that gathered a more...
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Jenah Yamamoto and Mahina Alexander Back Den 118: The higher level at the RVCA Pipe House

“jenah and mahina kicking it on the higher level. HGO rvca pipe house, oahu. shot on impossible film 2015.” —Mark...
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The Cluster Soundtrack Wow, we should have done this a long time ago

A few weeks ago we went to Florida and we played all our films really loud at a trade show....
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Photography from “Hello, Sea” A photo gallery featuring Chippa, Craig, Dillon, Lee, Eric and Yago in Indo

These boys are damn photogenic thats’ for sure. By now you’ve heard the trip may not have been the oily...
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Cherry Glazerr at The Smell Backstage and live photos by Tony Accosta

LA darlings Cherry Glazerr recently played a show at the very iconic and incredible venue The Smell, an underground institution...
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What Youth Drinks: All Day! In it for the long haul? We’re here to help.

There’s not a lot better than when the daytime festivities bleed right into some nighttime fun. Some sun, some drinks,...

Interview with Meatbodies’ Chad Ubovich On the day of their new record release show for “Alice”

On the day Meatbodies’ new album released I met with Chad Ubovich, frontman and creator of the band at an over-crowded...
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48 Hours in NYC with Balaram Stack “Finish your drink we gotta go!” Filming a “4 Cities” With Balaram

Balaram Stack’s New York moves really fast. I actually found myself in a full sprint at one point. The visit to...
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Watch “Black Carnival” The most poetic look at Nazaré we’ve seen

When Sportscenter and ESPN start grabbing onto clips of waves and Jet Skis and say “cowabunga” and shit, we tend...

Watch “The Fat Kid” A video compilation from William Strobeck

A compilation of videos that were put together in a promo for a bigger video named “Buddy Boy” Starring: Mark...
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WY Premiere: Distractor Watch their new video for “Falling Down Stairs”

Distractor, according to member Will Sipos, “is a group of friends from Costa Mesa that sometimes seconds as a band.”...
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Mason Ho is Back Again Avant-Garde ripping from the dude who keeps us guessing every time he stands up on a wave

What Youth Issue 17 comes out very soon, probably end of next week even. Inside you’ll find a good read...
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WY Premiere: Easy Love Watch their debut video for “I Want You To Know”

Easy Love, the new solo project of Summer Twins’ Justine Brown, sounds and feels just like, well, some easy love....
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Watch Julian Wilson in “Wayward” One of the best surf vids we’ve seen in a long time

I’ve long thought Julian Wilson, on paper, would be a thoroughly complete world champ. He has a bulletproof, textbook style, all...
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Watch “Hello, Sea” A new What Youth short film starring Craig Anderson, Chippa Wilson, Yago Dora, Dillon Perillo, Eric Geiselman and Lee Wilson

A surfing boat trip through the Mentawais is usually a dream trip. And hell, maybe this one was too —...
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Jake Davis needs our help Buy this sick shirt and help Jake in his recovery from a rare spinal condition suffered while surfing Backdoor

Jake Davis has endured more pain than any of us could ever fathom. Thanksgiving day 2016, the 20 year old was...
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Cyclone Dineo hits Mozambique Dion Agius and the town of Tofo need our help

“On Wednesday, 15th the small town of Tofo and its surrounding villages in the south of Mozambique was destroyed by...
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WY Premiere: Watch “Butter & Eggs” A new single by Shana Cleveland & The Sandcastles

Monday blues are a real thing, especially when it’s past noon and your caffeine high’s worn off and all you...
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Watch Jeremy Leabres and Jon Dickson Couple quick clips to push shoes

Jon Dickson blew us all away with his opening part for Emerica’s Made. So whenever we get a few new...
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Craig Anderson’s Former Part One of those rare edits you need to watch over and over

When Dane, Craig and Austyn’s new brand Former launched last week, it came with this new Craig part, and all...
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The Quik shoot Back Den 117 with Tyler Newton, Mark Healey, Danny Fuller and Ola Eleogram

“i had to shoot the retro shorts campaign for quiksilver way back. this is when trunks were long as fuck...