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

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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.

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.

Mark Oblow Afternoon Interview What Youth

Afternoon Interview: Mark Oblow Episode 004

He’s shot campaigns for the surf world’s biggest brands including Quiksilver and Analog. He’s since successfully made the leap into the world of mainstream sports and shot with the likes of David Beckham, Katy Perry and Snoop Dog for Adidas. And now he’s onto another venture

Currn Caples and Jay Adams at Arto Saari's house pool skating afternoon interview what youth

Afternoon Interview: Curren Caples & Jay Adams Episode 003

Last week Arto Saari brought Jay Adams and Curren Caples to session his backyard pool

Christian Hosoi afternoon interview what youth

Afternoon Interview: Christian Hosoi Episode 002

Christian Hosoi was the man, and Christian Hosoi is the man, and both these statements are true but for different reasons.

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

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.