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In Cursive A What Youth short film starring Dane Reynolds

When you combine his use of spontaneity, style, aggression and joy for surfin’ with his fascination for overlooked lines and moments, there is still no one on the planet we’d rather watch.

This is a short film starring Dane Reynolds. Enjoy the details.

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Office Space: Sal Barbier Skate royalty on our mini ramp

Sal Barbier came by to skate other day. You’ll remember Sal from being the dude with the best selling skate shoe ever. Or maybe for the day he took us and his jump ramp to the streets of Santa Monica. He’s truly an all-around skateboarding legend and someone we like having around. Not to mention the way…

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Watch Taj Burrow in Indo A What Youth Original presented by VonZipper

Taj Burrow recently had his first child, a baby girl named Arabella Rose. She’s perfect just like her mommy and daddy. But this piece features the new dad doing what he’s done better than anyone we’ve ever had the pleasure of watching for over two decades: having fun surfing. No one has shown this and…

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Flamingo Inn A new film starring Dillon Perillo and Brendon Gibbens presented by Rip Curl

Right points make a quirky canvas for these two. Sprinkle in some Central American flavor and consider yourself checked into the Flamingo Inn.

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Postcard Oregon A film by Quiksilver and What Youth starring Mikey Wright, Bryan Fox and Javier Mendizabal 

Maybe it was an experiment, or maybe it just happened. But whatever the case may be: we ended up in Oregon, on a big hill, blitzing down it — and at another point we were were surfing in front of a forest, and then we were in a city. We were a lot of things,…


Curren Caples Skating our Office We got a new ramp and Curren rolled on it

We got a new ramp: The Hager Brothers Cody and Jared came in one day, saw our tiny mini ramp, tore it out and upgraded our office in a big way. A few days later, it’s live. And to get a handle on what’s possible on it, we invited Curren Caples over for a quick…

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Far Gone Out Panama and the pleasurable experience that it is with Jack Freestone, Creed McTaggart and Ian Gentil

Panama and the pleasurable experience that it is with Jack Freestone, Creed McTaggart and Ian Gentil

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Beauty Pockets II Epokhe Eyewear’s new Short

Epokhe team hits the South Coast in this new Short Film by Kai Neville


Home Ave: Austin Calvello A roll in the park

Physical education at Diamond park with Austin Calvello.

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2014 Memoirs A year in review

That was a blast. Let’s do it again this year.

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Noa California A What Youth Original

A lot has changed in a year for Noa Deane. Last summer, his visit to CA would have been a pretty off the radar affair. A few hellos and some shitty surfs in Newport shorebreak. But over the course of 2014, Noa has, umm, kinda been blowing up. With new sponsor deals, loads of hype,…

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Crack A What Youth original short featuring Jack Freestone and Dillon Perillo

This trip came together within 6 hours during a crowded California holiday weekend and the next thing we knew we were sweating and running across the world’s hottest sand in Mexico. Going right. All day.

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Church of Type A What Youth Original by Jeremy Asher Lynch

Enter the beautiful world of Kevin Bradley, a Knoxville, Tennessee native and owner of Santa Monica print shop Church of Type.