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

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 with the Ford agency and he’s the face of Chanel Homme Sport right now, which you know if you’ve flown international and walked past a Duty Free, or gone into Saks Fifth Avenue, or basically…

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 sound and image into something darker and more sinister, a punk-metal hybrid that later found bloom in the quiet, boring suburbs of Oslo and the boggy backwaters surrounding Tampa. Punk belonged to the media/celebrity hubs…

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 California wrapped into a single perfect day just like the ones before and after it — I drove to Malibu, to Dillon’s house. It was the best possible moment not to do that. Every car…

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 in Huntington Beach. He told me to find him in the hotel gym. When I walked in Taj was flat on a weight bench, with his trainer bent over him pushing on his hip flexor….

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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 one, and there were no airs to be done, just this. Bedlam. Filmed by Kai Neville and Mini in Indonesia.

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 section used to be called Field Candy. No longer, and here’s why: It turns out Field Candy is already a company. They make camping tents, for sleeping in, that are decorated with artwork. They took…

owen wright lower trestles california surfing what youth

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 been to America besides for surf contests, and during contests you don’t really do anything else. So this year Owen came with his lovely girlfriend, who’s studying for her teaching credential, and they just did…

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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...
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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...

Season to See Sun Annie for What Youth Issue 1

It's natural. It's healthy. Cue the trash pop.

Dear Suburbia Trailer Excerpt from What Youth Issue 1

Today’s kind of a big deal for us. There may be libations by noon. Loud music (well, it’s already loud)....
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Dear Suburbia for What Youth Issue 1 An Excursion Into the Absurd

Today’s kind of a big deal for us. There may be libations by noon. Loud music (well, it’s already loud)....
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Temporary Vacation, Part 2 A What Youth original short

Time is indeed always slipping away, my friend.
Mitch Coleborn in Australia phtographed by Kai Neville What Youth

Mitch Coleborn and the modern chair Collected Thoughts 011

That chair to Mitch’s left looks almost like it was inspired by the Bertoia Diamond Lounge chair, a midcentury classic...
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Temporary Vacation, Part 1 A What Youth original short

Laughter, delirium, caffeine, skateboarding, trash humping, girl hunting and lots of punting.
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Documentary: Dion Agius Part 3

Before every third pro stopped doing contests and started a blog, Dion stopped doing contests and started a blog.
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....
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...
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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...