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

What Youth Reports: Mark Oblow’s Back Den Episode 008

For those of you who’ve hungout here before, you know the depth of Mark Oblow’s Back Den photo series — and you know his long list of accolades, his extremely high street cred in both the surf and skate communities, and that he shot the cover for What Youth Issue 3, and has continued to blow our mind with the range and intimacy of his images. We recently heard he moved studios and that he was in the process of transitioning his archive to his home. We needed to reload on imagery for Back Den, and brought a camera along with us. It presented the perfect opportunity to meet the man behind the lens of so many iconic moments in an all new What Youth Reports: Mark Oblow’s Back Den series.

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WY Reports: Daydream Surf Shop Our favorite neighborhood coffee and surf shop hangout

Down the street from the What Youth office is a new spot that fuels our coffee and surf daydreams. It’s cleverly enough called Daydream Surf Shop. It is the vision of Kyle Kennely (the creative behind the 3 Slobs, remember them?) and great surfer in his own right and his girlfriend Becca Mantei. Our office is…

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What Youth Reports: Mark Oblow’s Back Den Episode 008

Tour the Back Den archive with the man himself.

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What Youth Reports: Beach Goth Episode 007

The Growlers put on their Beach Goth Music Festival at the Observatory in Santa Ana, California and we were there to witness all the tricks and treats.

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What Youth Reports: Depactus Episode 006

It’s called Depactus and we got our first glimpse of it during the Agenda Show last week.

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What Youth Reports: Freedom Artists Episode 005

Freedom Artists are a group of surfers and skaters who have turned the artwork of their talented friends and artist’s work into rad, one of a kind shirts, done the old fashioned way, with a screen print.

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What Youth Reports: Tamba Surf Shop Episode 004

You’ve no doubt seen the shirts. The boards. The hats. The gear. And the boys. Tamba is a staple for those in Hawaii, and it’s no surprise when you see it popping up more and more in California, Australia and around the world.

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What Youth Reports: The Frog House Episode 003

We welcome Andrew Doheny to the Frog House team with male nudity and Coors Light.

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What Youth Reports: Analog Wheel Wash Episode 002

If we’re being straight, this idea has the syrupy scent of the marketing department. But since we first wore Analog’s Wheel Wash denim (Dylan Rieder’s signature Dylan Jean) we’ve become fairly monogamous.

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What Youth Reports: Univ Episode 001

We visit Tim Swart, founder and proprietor, to learn about UNIV.