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

Dillon Perillo What Youth

Dillon on a Temporary Vacation Collected Thoughts 010

Coolangatta in its autumn can be a humane society, by which ironically I mean an inhuman sort of animal society. Especially for the surfer. Lots of girls and lots of waves, but you catch something from the girls, and you never catch the waves, so either way it’s a good time to leave. Jack Freestone…

Dane Reynolds and Courtney Jadke in San Francisco on Halloween photographed by Kai Neville What Youth

Dane and Courtney on Bart Collected Thoughts 009

PHOTO: Kai Neville San Francisco | October 31st, 2011 There was a contest starting the next day. The Rip Curl Pro Search, SF. Rad comp. Rad city. Rad holiday. It was all happening. Dane had first heat the next morning, of course, But it was Halloween and the show must go on. Besides, a stop…

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What Youth Issue 1 On sale in June

What Youth Quarterly: Our book of photography, freesurfing, culture and fun. Real paper and ink like the pilgrims had. First issue on sale in June at whatyouth.com and in select shops around the US. Sign up for our Letters From What Youth to be notified once this fine hunk of tree bark becomes yours for…

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John John Florence for What Youth Issue 1 A frank conversation with unusual photos

The first issue of What Youth Quarterly is on sale now in the What Youth Shop

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Documentary: Dion Agius Part 2

Dion moved from Tasmania to the Gold Coast for high school, and everything changed.

Chippa Wilson photographed by Nate Lawrence What Youth

Chippa Wilson on the stoop Collected Thoughts 008

Here’s Chippa outside the rental he shared with Mitch and Craig on their trip into the Australian desert, where their minds drifted into a pleasant psychosis commonly called “desert fever” and they began to see things. Like tubes. Tubes and ramps. Chippa recalls the experience: I didn’t even check if there were good waves there,…

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New Typewriters Dane and Dillon in San Francisco

Dane and Dillon are both contributing writers in the first issue of What Youth Quarterly, and in the fine tradition of writers past they made for San Francisco, and caught a wave. What Youth Quarterly, Issue One is off to the printers. It’ll be available for online purchase here at whatyouth.com this month. Sign up…

Helena For Dear Suburbia Kai Neville What Youth

From the Dear Suburbia Official Studio Shoot, 2012 Collected Thoughts 007

Why is this girl from Copenhagen vacuuming sand off a lobster in high-wasted denim? Well, why comb your hair? Why lie to seem friendly? Why sleep at nighttime? Why wear purple trousers, or why not? Why is your best friend a screen? Why spend time water-sliding on a plastic toy plank? One thing makes as…

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Roof Walls Craig At home with Craig Anderson

One whole week at Craig’s house in Newcastle with no waves to speak of. Instead, a vignette of domestic moments.
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Sugarloaf Diaries Collected Thoughts 006

Poetry is dead. The web clip killed surfing. What’s a blowtail? The barrel is back. Big-budget soundtracks. Bill fucking Murray....
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Dillon Got Keyed Collected Thoughts 005

This was after Dillon’s rental car got keyed in a Yamba parking lot while he was surfing. The keyer’s total...
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Documentary: Dion Agius Part 1

At 26, Dion has practically become an entire pro surfing genre unto himself. He's as remarkable out of the water...
Kolohe Andino thrift shopping photographed by Nate Lawrence What Youth

Kolohe at the rack Collected Thoughts 004

Kolohe thrifting in New South Wales, because vintage is the RAGE. Why get endless free shit from your industry-leading global...
Mitch Coleborn and Craig Anderson traveling for What Youth

Seat 26c Sitting between Mitch Coleborn and Craig Anderson on a plane

Ever sat between Mitch Coleborn and Craig Anderson on a plane? We have. And now you have too. Kinda.
Dane Reynolds photographed by Kai Neville In Japan What Youth

Dane Reynolds on Public Transportation Collected Thoughts 003

This is Dane on the train to Osaka, in Japan. Osaka is about an hour from its airport and our...
Craig Anderson photographed in New York by Kai Neville What Youth

Craig Anderson between the bars Collected Thoughts 002

Photo by Kai Neville Kai took this photo of Craig a little before 1 a.m. in Brooklyn, New York. They’re...
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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,...
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What Youth Reports: The Frog House Episode 003

We welcome Andrew Doheny to the Frog House team with male nudity and Coors Light.
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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...
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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...
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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...
John John Florence in Barbados

John John in Barbados Collected Thoughts 001

This is John John Florence by the ghost of an Olympic pool at an abandoned resort in the parish of...
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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...
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What Youth Reports: Analog Wheel Wash Episode 002

If we’re being straight, this idea has the syrupy scent of the marketing department. But since we first wore Analog’s...
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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...
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What Youth Reports: Univ Episode 001

We visit Tim Swart, founder and proprietor, to learn about UNIV.
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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...
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Scando-Land with Dion

We haven’t seen Dion Agius much on this trip. He’s managed to pop up exclusively at the most opportune moments,...