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

Jordy Smith, West Oz in trunks Collected Thoughts 133

what youth jordy smith surfing in west oz photographd by nate lawrence
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Jordy is one of the easiest guys to take photos of surfing. He lands most of his airs and always entertains. On this day, Jordy was surfing in board shorts in the chilly waters of West Oz. O’Neill needed board short photos and instead of flying somewhere warm to do the shoot, Jordy just surfed in the cold water sans rubber. And it wasn’t just a quick surf. The waves were firing at Taj’s local spot and it was just Jordy and a few other guys dodging the shark spotting helicopter that was kicking everyone out of the water. —Nate Lawrence

John John Florence in Barbados

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This is John John Florence by the ghost of an Olympic pool at an abandoned resort in the parish of St. Lucy near the northern tip of Barbados, and what a useless cavity in the ground has he got here. The walls are too vertical to skate, there’s no water to ease the heat, there’s…

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