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

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

Craig Anderson shot by dion agius what youth issue 1

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 some pictures on his Canon AE-1. They’re portraits on film: Craig Anderson, Conner Coffin, Dane Reynolds and more good friends. Three exposures from the roll are Craig. One of those ended up on the cover…

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 Olson.

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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 the piece of celluloid. A few weeks ago, Kai loaded up his PA Blake Myers, about 20 hard drives, a few bottles of wine, a bounty of Coors Light, and one too many Harmony Korine…

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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 outsider to the manufactured sheen of south Orange County and its citizens. He seeks out this overlooked reject closeout — a foil for his own character. Losing his nose and surfing anyway is a metaphor…

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 House Café in San Clemente with me last week. He wore Oakleys and they dangled from a pair of Croakies. He had on one sandle and he was on crutches. His left foot in a…

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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 not finished.

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 the German gymnastic team Taxi driver Member of the Weather Underground Sheep farmer   There are many things you’d guess before “surfer” if someone asked you to identify this stranger above. “Waterman” and “professional athlete”…

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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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...
Craig Anderson at home by what youth

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.
Kai Neville editing Dear Suburbia What Youth

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....
Dillon Perillo What Youth

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...