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

Afternoon Interview: Jake Blauvelt Episode 052: On snowboarders having a bad rap, surfings influence on him and living simply

We found ourselves in Sweden with Jake Blauvelt recently. A guy we never would have thought we’d get a chance to hang with, and he the same — but damn we’re very happy we did. He’s an absolute Lord of snow town. Growing up in Vermont, Jake didn’t know anything about surfing, but it’s influenced his snowboarding in a major way. He doesn’t hit rails and here in this all new afternoon Interview Jake talks about how he relates to surfing.

“A lot of snowboarders try to emulate skaters but if anything I try and emulate surfers, because I don’t hit rails or anything like that. I like riding powder so I can relate more to surfing.”

Watch our recent film starring Jake and Chippa Wilson in New Scenery, New Noise here: 

New Scenery, New Noise from What Youth on Vimeo.

Shawn Briley afternoon interview what youth

Afternoon Interview: Shawn Briley Episode 015 (Part 2)

Shawn touches on what it was that pushed him to surf massive waves, go full throttle, who his influences were in those early days…and what led to his eventual disappearance from the entire scene of surfing.

hawn Briley afternoon interview what youth

Afternoon Interview: Shawn Briley Episode 015 (Part 1)

At age 24, seemingly at the peak of a solid pro career, Shawn Briley vanished. From the water. The industry. Eyesight. Everything.

Peter Ramondetta afternoon interview what youth

Afternoon Interview: Peter Ramondetta Episode 014

W learn where Peter’s discontent for authority and love of satanic art and speed metal originated, how weed helped his epilepsy growing up and just how wild the streets around his home can be on any given day

Keith Hufnagel of Huf afternoon interview what youth

Afternoon Interview: Keith Hufnagel Episode 013

“It’s about not giving a fuck. There are no rules in this thing.”

Joe G afternoon interview what youth

Afternoon Interview: Joe Guglielmino Episode 012

Enjoy Joe G. He’s probably one of the people you should put on your list of people to have a beer with.

Geoff Rowley Afternoon interview what youth

Afternoon Interview: Geoff Rowley Episode 011 (Part 2)

“Now’s a good time to reinvigorate and get ready for the next wave of destruction — and I hope surf, skate and snow everything is all in line with that.”

Geoff Rowley Afternoon Interview what youth

Afternoon Interview: Geoff Rowley Episode 011 (Part 1)

Geoff Rowley walked into What Youth with a skateboard under his arm, standing in the center of our warehouse and proceeded to address the triumphs, struggles and trends facing both the surf and skate cultures — and the optimism he has for them moving forward.

Dirty Beaches Alex Zhang Hungtai Afternoon interview what youth

Afternoon Interview: Dirty Beaches Episode 009

The other night Alex played at The Echo in Los Angeles and we managed to briefly chat about dickhead bouncers in Nashville and how the fuck you make this much noise for very cheap.

Ty Segall of Fuzz Afternoon Interview What Youth

Afternoon Interview: Ty Segall Episode 008

Ty Segall recently played a show at The Smell in Los Angeles with his band Fuzz. We went and talked to him about life, creating and smashing the hell out of drum kits.

Ben Nordberg Afternoon Interview What Youth

Afternoon Interview: Ben Nordberg Episode 007

Now, let’s hangout with Ben on Hollywood Blvd.

Sal Barbier afternoon interview what youth

Afternoon Interview: Sal Barbier Episode 006

We met Sal in Santa Monica at 6 a.m., loaded a ramp into a truck and took it to the beach.

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 held at gunpoint by rebels in the Congo, going left at Sunset and his new past time: commenting on Kelly Slater’s Instagram.

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