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

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Conversation With: Craig Anderson Snowboarding, boogieboarding and new shades

Craig Anderson has been a busy man. He did a strike mission to Samoa with some boogieboarders for last minute Cluster clips. He just designed and released a new sunglass frame with Electric called the Txoko. He’s joined the Huf footwear team. Dropped his Cluster part. And then went snowboarding for the first time in…

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Conversation With: Frank Ockenfels From What Youth Issue 9

He’s shot everyone. From Jenna Jameson to George Clooney to Lemmy from Motorhead. But what truly interested us about Frank Ockenfels (FWO3) was his process. Because photography seems to be in a bit of a transitional predicament. As more and more people gain access to and are inundated with imagery on phones and computers, the…

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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 mother’s womb. We recently picked up a coffee and dove into Ozzie’s brain and had him open the chest on his favorite Indo adventures — from the his first trip here with Rabbit Bartholomew as…

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Conversation With: Mitch Coleborn A man in transition

Mitch Coleborn walked into our headquarters with a deep red beard and a visible glow about him. He is one of the founding fathers of fuck-you freesurfing in the modern generation and we wanted to hear how he’s transitioning into a maturing surfer, climbing the ranks of the world qualifying tour and why he feels…

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Conversation With: Shane Dorian A youth on the run in France, circa 1994

There was a time in surfing (and this wasn’t long ago) before there were surf team managers,“handlers,” full-time video guys, webcasts, board caddies, managers or agents. And during this time, surfers still managed to travel the globe together, renting cars and houses, making food on their own, living the dream abroad. During that time they…

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Conversation With: Kelly Slater by Dane Reynolds Dane Reynolds explains how he got his interview with Kelly Slater for What Youth Issue 3

He shot the photos. Did the interview. Transcribed it. Edited it. Got it in on time. And managed to produce one of the most fascinating interviews we’ve read in a long time. Dane explains how it came together and offers up a small sample of the interview from the mag. Dane: “Well the Kelly interview…

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Conversation With: Gavin Beschen A Stylish Gentelman

We’ve always been fans of Gavin Beschen. His demeanor, personality, and career path: all really inspiring — and he did it with a super sick, one-of-a-kind style. There was a quote from Dane Reynolds in the first prequel for Dear Suburbia where he is watching Kolohe surf a little left pit into a jetty and…

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Conversation With: Tanner Gudauskas

In What Youth Issue 3 we speak to a lot of humans, including Shane Dorian, Gavin Beschen, Kelly Slater, Ben Nordberg, Steven Grasse and more. One of the most interesting people we spoke to was Tanner Gudauskas, who is obviously one of the most likable souls on the planet — but we found him in…

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Conversation with: Lee Clow The man who taught us to “Think Different”

Lee Clow is maybe today’s most respected advertising creative, sort of the Michael Jordan of making you want things. He’s also a lifelong surfer and LA native. Lee is 69. One day he let us come over to his house in Rancho Palos Verdes to ask him questions. What Youth: OK, first could you just…

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Conversation With: Kolohe Andino A flashback interview: A glimpse into 2012 on our way to 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE: We spent a good portion of the 2012 summer with Kolohe. He was dealing with his first major injury, right in the middle of his rookie year on the ASP World Tour, amid all sorts of expectations and spotlights and noise, and we got an odd glimpse of him then. Today, things are…

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