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Issue 19 Cutting Room Floor The book is being sent out into the world and here’s a sample of what to expect

We go through a lot of photos to make each issue, like a loooot of photos. The caliber of shots...
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We have Cluster Nostalgia Mitch Coleborn came over and fired us up for more of this

It’s no big secret that there’s still a scythe-toting grim reaper hovering over the formerly fun and care-free surfing industry. And...
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The Seawolf Premieres tonight This new film by Ben Gulliver looks really good and it makes its debuts tonight

There is a serious shortage of quality surf films being made right now. Which is why we’re so excited to...
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Watch Blake Myers’ ShowReel This…and he has a winning record against Gabriel Medina

Blake Myers once beat Gabriel Medina (and Keanu Asing) in a heat at the ISA World games. It’s still one...
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Watch Issue 18 Move A cinematic perusal of the new pages we made

Want to know who’s in the new issue? Well, here they are. In beautiful celluloid pixels. Order your copy of...
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What Youth Issue 18 is here On Sale Now: “We don’t wanna work for scum anymore”

How about a little disruption to start the summer? Today we’re releasing our 18th issue, and on the cover you’ll...
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“The Seawolf” Trailer Featuring Chippa Wilson, Balaram Stack, Oliver Kurtz, Cam Richards & More

A full length cold water doc that looks fucking gorgeous. The official release date will be some time in July...
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An Issue 17 Intro Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” —Søren Kierkegaard I was consulted this...
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The Surfer/Hooper Index Craig Anderson is Steph Curry and other ridiculous comparisons to kick off the NBA playoffs

The NBA is probably the most commercialized athletic event in the world. This makes it the most unlike surfing (kinda)....
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What Youth Issue 17 Release Party This Thursday Night at The Wayfarer in Costa Mesa Presented by Brixton

What Youth Issue 17 is out and shipping now, and this Thursday you can join us at The Wayfarer in...
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What Youth Issue 17 is out! On Sale Now: Featuring: Craig Anderson, Andrew Allen, Chippa Wilson, Allah-Las, Yago Dora, Kelly Slater, Ty Segall and way more

The other day a friend of mine said to me that if shit hit the fan and he lost his...
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The What Youth Top 34 This is who’s coming on the very unprofessional What Youth World Tour 2017

OK, so this is a few days late. Lots of rum-infused discussions around fire rings to sort the order. But...
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More Photography from “Hello, Sea” Craig, Chippa, Lee, Dillon, Yago and Eric photographed by Nate Lawrence and Timothy Ridenour

Well, you can’t call them unproductive. What was relayed back to our HQ as a potential skunk sure yielded a...
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The New What Youth Top 34 We’ll unveil the new list Monday, March 13th

Last year we introduced the What Youth Top 34. The idea being: we wanted a list that gathered a more...
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Photography from “Hello, Sea” A photo gallery featuring Chippa, Craig, Dillon, Lee, Eric and Yago in Indo

These boys are damn photogenic thats’ for sure. By now you’ve heard the trip may not have been the oily...
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What Youth Drinks: All Day! In it for the long haul? We’re here to help.

There’s not a lot better than when the daytime festivities bleed right into some nighttime fun. Some sun, some drinks,...
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Watch “Hello, Sea” A new What Youth short film starring Craig Anderson, Chippa Wilson, Yago Dora, Dillon Perillo, Eric Geiselman and Lee Wilson

A surfing boat trip through the Mentawais is usually a dream trip. And hell, maybe this one was too —...
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Coming Soon: Hello, Sea Trailer for our new short starring Craig Anderson, Chippa Wilson, Yago Dora, Lee Wilson, Dillon Perillo and Eric Geiselman

Another boat trip, another tale to tell. This one wasn’t a serene dream by any means and it started with...
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Dear Surfing, Anyone out there? What I’d do to watch a surf vid that mattered right now

I’m still awake, watching music videos, trying to recreate the nostalgia that late night MTV2 once provided. Right now it’s Radiohead’s...

One Roll 021: Michael Cukr Japan to Bangkok to Australia and back with some of your favorites including Chippa and Ozzie

Last year we did some traveling. And Michael Cukr did a serious portion of it himself. He recently fired up...
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A good looking cutting room floor Issue 17 is ready for ink, here’s a peek

Full disclosure: We didn’t plan it like this. But as we’ve learned along the way, that’s so very OK. Hell,...
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Warm up with Chippa Wilson Chippa gets new wetties, we get a new vid

Chippa Wilson might be the quickest and most flexible surfer we know. But what happens when it gets real cold? Well,...
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New Scenery, New Noise A new film: Skating, surfing and snowboarding in the all day light of Sweden and Norway I Presented by Adidas

Drinking gets you closer to the Gods in Norway. Or so they say. And we just got up close and personal...
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Lizards of Summer Episode 017: Norway, the boat trip, France and several other terminals and sun rocks across the world

Another look at what happens in between the cracks at What Youth. Including Norway, France, Indo, San Francisco, HQ and...
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Chippa Wilson on the “Duo”, Bali Collected Thoughts 105

I was pretty amazed when Chippa pulled out this Neil Purchase Jr surfboard with only 2 fins and decided to...
Traveling through Norway and Sweden with Chippa Wilson, Keegan Valaika, Jake Blauvelt and Louif Paradis

Scandinavian Wanderlust Getting closer to the Gods with Chippa Wilson, Keegan Valaika, Jake Blauvelt and Louif Paradis in Norway and Sweden

Drinking gets you closer to the Gods in Norway. Or so they say. And we just got up close and...

We’re in Norway With Chippa Wilson Adidas brought us to Stockholm and Riksgränsen to hang with Keegan Valaika, Louif Paradis and Jake Blauvelt

We said yes again. And now we’re in Scandinavia. Adidas invited us to join them on a trip to Norway...
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What Youth Issue 14 On Sale Now

We live in a “cut and paste” world. And despite the trend, we manage to keep running out the door...
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Chippa Wilson, Bali 2016 Collected Thoughts 100

“Sometimes it feels so good to dig your back hand in the water and do a nice Larry layback. Chippa...
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Watch Brixton sign Chippa Wilson This just makes so much sense and are you kidding with these clips?

Well two of our favorites are getting hitched: Chippa Wilson and Brixton. A match that makes us giddy. Not only...
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Watch Chippa Wilson ride a “Duo” Shaped by Kirra legend Neal Purchase Jr. and presented by Stance

When he pulled it out of his truck it looked like a mistake. Interesting, but definitely a mistake. More of...
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Lizards of Summer Episode 016: Pennywise, “humping” Snapper, dabbing and God knows what else

We had a crazy month. We went through four countries and seven states and missed a deadline (shocker) but we’re...

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