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what youth issue 2

No One Los Angeles A survey from cities by the sea

Los Angeles is hazy but not from smog. It’s just a hazy concept.

Dillon Perillo in France

Journal entry numero who gives a fuck Collected Thoughts 025

(Photo: Alex Laurel) By Dillon Perillo (Short easy not the end more to come prose #needsimprovement. —Dillon, sent from on the road in Europe) A whole life. I wait for my flight. I wait for it to land. I wait for my ride that hopefully picks me up. What the fuck am I doing writing…

Julian Wilson surfing in australia what youth

Julian East Sessions From the Australian East Coast, Julian Wilson Mid-2012

Julian is busy, winning US Opens, and snaking Slater or maybe getting snaked by Slater depending on your interpretation of a rule we can’t pretend to have read, but when he’s free Julian does the right thing, gets in a car, and drives off with us to find a wave and mess its face up….

Dane Reynolds and Kolohe Andino at What Youth HQ

Dane and Kolohe behind What Youth Collected Thoughts 024

The day before these two left for France to compete in the Quiksilver Pro they came by What Youth and hung out. Kolohe dropped off some film and Dane was here to work on art direction for Issue Two, and they both ended up staying for the day. Dane brought all his dogs — Boogie,…

Currn Caples and Jay Adams at Arto Saari's house pool skating afternoon interview what youth

Afternoon Interview: Curren Caples & Jay Adams Episode 003

Last week Arto Saari brought Jay Adams and Curren Caples to session his backyard pool

Curren Caples and Jay Adams at Arto Saari's house What Youth

Tuesday at Arto’s Collected Thoughts 023

Last week something unusual happened and we were there. Arto Saari had an idea for this skate session he wanted to shoot. He invited Jay Adams, who’s now 51, and Curren Caples, 16, to his backyard pool in Hollywood to trade runs and kind of rap out. We got to go film it for What…

Kelly Slater What Youth Kustom Air strike

Kelly Slater wasn’t scared Collected Thoughts 022

We learned that this flag’s a liar. When that Kustom Airstrike trip happened a while back, every surfer got one of these with his name on it. You see them in the intro to each Airstrike episode. This one was for Kelly in case he showed up on the boat. Kelly was actually invited on…

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Stout Atmosphere Mitch Coleborn, Dillon Perillo and Nat Young in Ireland

Ireland and jazz.

Jack Robinson surfing what youth

Jack Robinson Inside some Waves And where to see his best work yet

This piece is two months old now, just like Jack Robinson, but it’s worth an encore presentation due to new...
Kai Neville, Dane Reynolds, Yadin Nichol and Dillon Perillo at Channel Islands Surfbaoards in Santa barbara for the Dear Suburbia Premiere What Youth

Shop Kids: Still a thing Collected Thoughts 021

We were just in Santa Barbara for a nighttime film premiere, and before it got started we went into the...
Danny Fuller at the What Youth HQ

How Danny won Chanel Collected Thoughts 020

The other day we were at RVCA with Danny Fuller, and I asked him about Chanel. Danny is a model...
Dion agius going left in costa rica what youth surfing

Misfit Lefts Dion Agius and a Coasta Rican Left Point

“New York punk was just punk, simple and static. When Glenn [Danzig, singer/songwriter] started the Misfits, he mutated the punk...
Dillon Perillo at home eating cereal What Youth

At the Perillo Home Collected Thoughts 019

Last Friday afternoon, peak summer, clear and sunny, 65-degree water with a south swell in it — everything right about...
Taj Burrow photographed by Nate Lawrence What Youth

Taj Burrow at the Hyatt Collected Thoughts 018

I wanted to see Taj before he left California, so on his last day here we met at the Hyatt...

Exotic Bedlam A What Youth original short with Dane & Dillon in Indonesia

They went to do airs but the swell grew, and it grew until it washed out all the waves except...
Chippa wilson surfing filmed by jack coleman what youth

Return to La Goon Chippa and a wedge, this time with acid drops

Summer looks fun on Super 8 film.
Craig Anderson Dane Reynolds What Youth

This is Collected Thoughts Collected Thoughts 017

This place, whatyouth.com, is three months old now, but people who’ve been here since the start might remember that this...
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Vega Trestles is better than everywhere else

Here are one or two things about the people in this piece: Before this summer, Owen Wright had never really...
Dion Agius what youth

Bright Grey DION AND A SILVER-SLATE SHOREBREAK

Bright Grey, a What Youth original short.
Christian Hosoi afternoon interview what youth

Afternoon Interview: Christian Hosoi Episode 002

Christian Hosoi was the man, and Christian Hosoi is the man, and both these statements are true but for different...
Kolohe Andino Bowling

Kolohe, Drinking Juice Collected Thoughts 016

Kolohe picked us up in his rusty ghetto truck today and we went to eat lunch, though he didn’t actually...
Craig Anderson in New Zealand Dear Suburbia What Youth

Craig Anderson, Shark VS. Cow Collected Thoughts 015

This is Craig on all fours kind of barrel-rolling down the beach. Why does he roll? For a frank lack...
Dusty Payne What Youth

Dusty Payne, Tim McGraw & Kenny Chesney in Anaheim Collected Thoughts 014

He wore Wranglers. Navy blue. A straw cowboy hat and a plaid button-down over a plain white Volcom tee. And...
Alex Olson afternoon interview for what youth issue one

Afternoon Interview: Alex Olson Episode 001 (Part 2)

More from our conversation with Alex Olson in Los Angeles's Griffith Park
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Night of the Cover Dion Agius on the evening behind Issue One’s Front Page

At the end of a trip that saw low and strange days, then high times and fine waves, Dion took...
Alex Olson Afternoon interview for what youth issue 1

Afternoon Interview: Alex Olson Episode 001 (Part 1)

On a sunny day in Los Angeles, we drove to Griffith Park and spent an afternoon with professional skateboarder Alex...
what youth dear suburbia sugarloaf

Sugarloaf Diaries Kai goes into the hills to edit Dear Suburbia

Dear Suburbia, will world premiere August 2nd during the US Open of Surfing and it’s shaping up to be quite...
Chippa wilson filmed by jack coleman what youth surfing

La Goon A What Youth orignial short starring Chippa Wilson

At its core, La Goon is a thoughtful consideration of Western social norms. Chippa, the once-bricklayer made good, still an...
Kolohe Andino What Youth

Kolohe Breaking News Collected Thoughts 013

A little espresso. A small bottle of Mexican cola. And away we went. Kolohe hobbled into the brand new Zebra...
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Documentary: Dion Agius Part 4

In this final installment of the series, friends discuss the critics, projects and prospects of Dion Agius. He's 26 and...
Dion Agius What Youth

Dion in uniform Collected Thoughts 012

Helicopter pilot Russian Director (mostly foreign art house) Arms dealer/warlord Ringo Starr Warehouse stock worker Bodyguard Installation artist Coach to...
What Youth Issue 1, Dion Agius

What Youth Issue 1 We made a magazine, here’s what you should know

Notes and photos from the film Dear Suburbia, Dane Reynolds, Alex Olson, John John Florence, the Caribbean, Mark Oblow and...