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

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Andrew Reynolds, Tampa Back Den 009

Andrew Reynolds at the skate park of Tampa, circa 2000.

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Fairly Normal: Creed McTaggart Episode 014

He’s the gypsy. The wild man. The vagabond. The dude who smokes. Nti Sheeto. This is Us. Yeah Dude. Incredible talent. Free spirit. Kind-hearted. Lizard. Fun. Hessian. Human. Yes, he is many of these things and much more

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Dear Youth Nate Lawrence on photo breathing exercises at Macaronis

This is Mitch Coleborn photographed in the afternoon at Macaronis. This was as good as a trip gets (you can tell by the full feature and two days worth of galleries we’ve given it). Waves for 12 days straight. One of the best lefts in the world. And Mitch, Noa, Jack and Chippa would let…

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Dear Youth Nate Lawrence and the subtleties of a life on the move

Editor’s note: We spend a lot of time in transit. Kuala Lumpur. Taipei. Singapore. Jakarta. Padang. We go through some odd, waveless middle earth’s on your way to ride waves. And it’s not always beers in the Sky Miles lounge (although sometimes you luck out and it is). Mostly it’s a bed between a chicken…

Macaronis: Part 1 Starring Noa Deane, Mitch Coleborn, Jack Freestone and Chippa Wilson

Kai’s new film — which you’ll see is announced inside What Youth Issue 7 — began with a pretty lofty jam session at Macaronis between Mitch Coleborn, Jack Freestone, Noa Deane and Chippa Wilson. With a mission to push themselves coming from Kai and spurred on even further by some iconic skateboarding parts, including David…

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Stay Tuned: Juian Klincewicz Playlist 001 Presented by DBlanc

This first playlist was curated by Julian Clincewicz and Kiva Ivey of the band Lube.

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Dylan Reider, Hawaii, 2012 Back Den 008

This was the last shoot we did for Analog before they terminated the surf and skate team.

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Straight Forward: Clay Marzo Episode 005

As far as triumphant returns go, chalk this one up there with Odysseus.

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Dear Youth Mega Semadhi, Bali

Nate Lawrence: “After a few months in California [Nate is originally from Santa Cruz and still spends about 5 months...
Mitch Crews off beat what youth

Off Beat: Mitch Crews Episode 015

A lot of you may be getting your first introduction to Mitch Crews via his post-heat interviews on webcasts now...
what youth shapers radical class

8 things you should be doing for your surfbard shaper Good advice from a good man: CS Louis

EDITOR’S NOTE: CS Louis has spent the majority of his life serving the God’s of core. He’s decided to pass...
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Deanna and Ed Templeton, Vancouver Back Den 007

This is a photo of Deanna and Ed Templeton. Both great artists. Both great photographers. Both great people.
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Dear Youth Buy books

I just got a new magazine in the mail yesterday. Forgot I even ordered it actually. That’s the best. Search...
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Dear Youth Mikala Jones in sunglasses

No offense to Mikala Jones, but this is the worst photo I’ve ever taken in my life. Mikala is a...
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Straight Forward: Taj Burrow Episode 004

Thank you Taj, for continuing to do this.
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Craig Anderson and Kai Neville plan the future Collected Thoughts 062

Road trips are like tidal waves, the stories drift like the soundtrack. It was maybe around Wollongong zone on a...
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6 things you should never do to your surfboard shaper Good advice from a good man, CS Louis

EDITOR’S NOTE: CS Louis has spent the majority of his life serving the God’s of core. He’s decided to pass...
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Kelly Slater, Costa Rica Back Den 006

This photo is of the best surfer to ever live.
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Lizards of Summer Episode 005

Last night Ellen Degeneres broke Twitter. Today, we’re breaking the whole damn Internet. With an all new Lizards of Summer....
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Dear Youth Not a sponsored message

Since tending to the neoprene department at the local surf shop I worked at as a kid, a Volcom party...
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Dear Youth If a woman does not love the sea, then she is no woman for me

I have nothing to report. I sit behind a computer all day and get drinks with girls at night. Occasionally,...
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Dear Youth Nate Lawrence on photography

Editor’s Note: There just aren’t enough things in life like Nate Lawrence. Which is unfortunate, because he fucking rules..at everything....
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Dear Youth A night in London with Kai Neville

Camden Town. Following our recent film trip to the Canary Islands, I stopped off in London for a night. For...
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Panther Vision Madsteez

Madsteez is immortalized in celluloid by the magician filmmaker Jamie Heinrich.
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Geoff Rowley, Los Angeles Back Den 005

Geoff Rowley was being mobbed by kids asking for his autograph at the X games in LA.
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Adolescents: Yago Dora Episode 005

Prepare to watch the needle shift. No amount of hyperbole can prepare you for this video of Yago Dora.
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Dear Youth Creation > Curation

“It’s easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It’s a lot more difficult to perform one.” ―Chuck Palahniuk
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Bruce Irons and Sonny Miller, France, 2001 Back Den 004

These colors taste like music.
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Riding Bareback The house and home and surfing of Jay Davies

I went on a bit of a rant the other night over chips and salsa regards to how gnarly Jay...
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7 Books you will psych on And should totally read

No one reads anymore. Which is probably why we read. But we’re realists too. Reading is hard in today’s culture....
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What Youth Drinks: The Negroni Orson Welles favorite drink (and ours too)

Editor’s note: It’s not a big secret that we like to drink. We travel. Write. Film. Photograph. Surf. Skate. And...
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Conversation With: Ozzie Wright From What Youth Issue 5

Ozzie Wright loves Indonesia more than any other place on earth. He first came here as a fetus in his...

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