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Copenhagen Pro Project Ring of Fire Dear Youth What Youth

Dear Youth We have a lot to learn about competition

What we’re witnessing right now in Copenhagen is redefining the meaning of “contest” forever. From the ceremonial “Ring of Fire” at the outdoor skate park last night, which officially kicks off the Copenhagen Pro, to the non-stop highfives and good vibes and incredible skating and living going on all around us, it’s clear that Copenhagen…

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Arto Saari shooting Peter Ramondetta in Copenhagen Collected Thoughts 050

So you may be wondering: just what the hell are we doing in Copenhagen? And we’ll have you know that that is no longer something we ask ourselves. It’s more a question of: why haven’t we been here sooner — and more often? I was just talking to a new friend who is one of…

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Arto Saari and Dion Agius in Copenhagen, Denmark Collected Thoughts 049

You ride bikes in Copenhagen. It’s just what you do. And last night, not 20 minutes off the plane we were straight into it. Hugging the back tire of Arto Saari, our guide and photographer for the trip, our rapidly growing crew navigated the stunning and pictureque streets of downtown Copenhagen, trying to get a…

Austyn Gillette Fairly Normal What Youth

Fairly Normal: Austyn Gillette Episode 007

A lethal combination of style, technical prowess and the most precise bit of fuck-it, all baked in to produce what has become the new elite in modern skateboarding.

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Win a signed copy of What Youth Issue 2 Featuring Kolohe Andino Collected Thoughts 048

Since today’s contest is over now, and we’re all out of signed copies, Kolohe requested that we shout him out and tell everyone that he systematically smoked those of us not in France at a game of S-K-A -T-E yesterday. He’s got a mean variel flip and big spin that is tough to beat. Kolohe…

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Noa Deane in France filming for This is Us: France Collected Thoughts 047

Today was one of the weirdest days of filming ever. Fun. Sick vibes. But after a couple days of shredding we realized it’s going to get really flat later this week. We drove everywhere looking for waves this morning without much luck. Then the dice came out. The Doors. Pond. Iggy. A carton of Kronenberg,…

Dear Youth Happy fourth of July

“Those of us not in France just spent all our lunch money for the month at this fireworks stand. Please standby while we light it all off and run around our neighborhood drinking CL smooths and enjoying the day. We’ll be back tomorrow with your regularly scheduled programming, including a teaser to our upcoming Fairly…

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Kai Neville in Paris, France, July 3, 2013 Collected Thoughts 046

We went to Paris a bit early to prepare for the upcoming This is Us: France trip and shop for camera gear. We spent all afternoon in several camera stores in the Canal District, on Le Republic Ave. Wild European camera stores here, stocked to the gills with film and antique cameras. We loaded up…

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Off Beat: Craig Anderson Episode 010

We spent the other day hanging out with Craig hunting for rocky waves in California and we decided it was...
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Austyn Gillette at home in Los Angeles, California Collected Thoughts 045

We went to Austyn Gillette’s house this week. And for those of you who haven’t met him, the two best...
Warren smith off beat what youth

Off Beat: Warren Smith Episode 009

Warren Smith is an intelligent southern gentleman. He’s well-spoken and ambitious. He can engage you in a vicious conversation about...
Jake Burghart from Vice Afternoon Interview What Youth

Afternoon Interview: Jake Burghart Episode 005

We sat down with Jake and just let him tell stories, some of his most terrifying experiences — including being...
Craig Anderson slow dance what youth

Slow Dance is a wrap and it has a new trailer Collected Thoughts 044

Dane Reynolds and Craig Anderson recently bolted on a surf trip after handing over the hard drive of Craig’s new...
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Warren Smith describes what happens when Dion Agius is the boss Collected Thoughts 043

Dion Agius is a boss. Like really, he’s our boss. Like a really sexy, handsome boss. And bosses can really...
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Mitch Coleborn A conversation with a man in transition

Mitch Coleborn walked into our headquarters with a deep red beard and a visible glow about him. He is one...
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Dear Youth A psychedelic trip in Bali

There is some trippy shit going on in Bali right now. We were going to edit this dispatch from Dion...
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Straight Forward: Jack Freestone Episode 002

This is simple: Jack Freestone is quickly becoming one of our favorite surfers.
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Prologue to What Youth Issue 4 A message pulled from the pages of What Youth Issue 4

Hunter S. Thompson once wrote about jackrabbits that would jump in front of cars at the last second for kicks....
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4:45 At Arto’s An afternoon at Arto Saari’s backyard pool

It's afternoons like this that make you happy to live and exist in this particular moment.
Inquire Within fashion feature from What Youth Issue 4

Inquire Within The beautiful pictures come to life

Hit play on this daydream now.
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Shane O’Neill at Arto Saari’s house Collected Thoughts 042

Shane O’Neill has been on a surf trip before…sorta. “I went to Malaysia with Julian Wilson once,” he told us...
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Straight Forward: Dillon Perillo Episode 001

Sometimes it's nice to just watch someone with a good style go surfing. That's what this is.
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Notes From the Underground 2 A curated playlist by Damon Way for What Youth Issue 4

Along side being a DC co-founder and building the Incase brand, Damon Way, for the past couple of decades, has...
Mark Oblow Afternoon Interview What Youth

Afternoon Interview: Mark Oblow Episode 004

He's shot campaigns for the surf world's biggest brands including Quiksilver and Analog. He's since successfully made the leap into...
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The Devil’s Teeth A What Youth short by Riley Blakeway

Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Sometimes the water turns brown and it rains all day and dead cows wash...
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What Youth Issue 4 Video Watch it move

Our fourth issue is now available in the What Youth store, as well as in fine retailers across the globe....
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End of the River Nate Tyler surfing at home

The End of the River is our first experiment in a new series called The Auteurs. The goal is to...
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What Youth Issue 4 On Sale Now

Our fourth installment of the What Youth book is a reminder. A reminder of why we surf. A reminder that...
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The Final surf for Slow Dance Craig Anderson let us come along on the final day of filming for Slow Dance

It’s pretty hard to find moments like this. The last day of school maybe? First day of a long vacation?...
Dillon Perillo Fairly Normal What Youth

Fairly Normal: Dillon Perillo Episode 006

"Waiting in line at an amusement park is like going through the airport TSA line 20 times to go on...
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Dear Youth Every wall a door and don’t say shark

I have a friend who lives in South Africa. He ends all his e-mails with the statement: Every wall a...
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Anything Sing The Soundtrack

A lot of you have been asking about the soundtrack for Anything Sing. Our boy Victor Pakpour did an amazing...

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