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Collected Thoughts 119 Nate Lawrence mind surfing Indonesia

“I always look at photos of Greenbush, and wonder why the guy isn’t taking off behind the peak…” —Nate Lawrence
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Coming Soon: “Sosa Badman” Framegrabs and words from Lee Wilson’s new part. Coming Monday.

There was a time in surfing when parts mattered. When it was how you would be viewed for years at...
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Off Beat: Ian Crane Pogo sticks, ball rash and getting bopped I Presented by Richer Poorer

It’s pretty good gig sailing around the Indian Ocean surfing for a job, that is until your board bops you...
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Luke Hynd at The Bush Collected Thoughts 112: Timmy Ridenour talks about shooting Greenbush from the water

I would like to tell you about me being scared. And the dangers of swimming 8- to 10-foot Green Bush...
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Craig Anderson, Mentawai Islands Collected Thoughts 111: Horrible waves in Indo aren’t that bad

“We hopped on the Bintang boat and got the best waves of our year. Shortly after, we got back on...
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Gunner Day Mind Pump Collected Thoughts 110

“A three week flat spell led to an over-hyped swell. The over-hyped swell led to a crowded lineup. The crowded...
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Skip McCullough is having a great start to fall Salem’s Pot is always a nice touch

What you’re hearing is Salem’s Pot. We were lucky enough to see these dudes a few months back at the...

Photo Credit: Timmy Ridenour Portfolio 031: From the filming of “Everything’s Wrong but in the Right Place”

Name: Timothy Ridenour AKA: Timmy Toes Age: 28 Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA Do you remember the first photo you took?...
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Stay Tuned: Lee Wilson Playlist 031: A Mix of Pet Shop boys & thug heavy hip hop

You’re going to cook up a pretty unique playlist when you’re half Balinese and half Australian. And so that’s exactly what Lee...
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Eithan Osborne in “Bleach” An aerial onslaught

At just 16 years of age Eithan Osborne is as polished as they come. Despite getting skunked in Indo, he...
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Too Much Perfect in Indonesia Collected Thoughts 108

Living in Bali has it’s perks. It’s cheap, warm and has waves all year round. It also has it’s downsides....
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Nate Lawrence nearly robbed To get you this Collected Thought Number 107 lineup shot

I nearly got robbed trying to get a lineup shot. I probably deserved it though. After all, I am exposing...

Dillon Perillo, Indo Collected Thoughts 106: “Dillon lost his mind out here, which is kind of like finding it for him.”

On an island in remote Indonesia, Dillon Perillo can finally surf again. 5 hour sessions in the middle of the...
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Afternoon Interview: Soli Bailey Episode 045: He’s on our current cover and he’s really damn good

Soli Bailey boarded a boat with us recently. At the time, he was relatively unknown. Obscure a bit. Interesting name....

What it looks like to score Gallery 2 from filming Everything’s Wrong but in the Right Place

We are buttoning up the final final pieces of Issue 15, which features this trip and much more. But just...
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The Bukit Peninsula Collected Thoughts 104

The warm water splashes on your toes as you pass mostly naked women on the beach on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula....
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Julian Wilson in Bali Collected Thoughts 103

Still think spraying someone who’s paddling over the shoulder is one of the best things (and brattiest) in surfing. Julian Wilson...
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One Roll 016: From the Mentawais A roll of film shot on the boat by Scott Chenoweth

The voyage out to the Mentawais from Padang was rough. We set sail with a batch of fresh faces including...
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Everything’s Wrong But in the Right Place A new short from What Youth presented by O’Neill

We recently set sail for the often beautiful, sometimes dark and occasionally creepy crawly Mentawais Islands with a boat full...
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The Indian Ocean Spotlight: beach parties, waves and Scandinavian women Collected Thoughts 101

The Indian Ocean is back in the spotlight. Swells are stacking up and surfers are busy paying excess baggage on...
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Watch “Something is Calling” Jack Freestone in Indo

Jack Freestone walks the line as one of the most innovative and stylish guys who are also crazy consistent. The WSL...
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Watch The Sound of Change Experience With Neal Purchase Jr, Asher Pacey, Ryan Lovelace and More

Sort of a modern Shelter vibe. Psychedelic and trippy, with tons of single, twin, and finless action throughout Australia, Indo, Africa,...
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Jordy Smith, Indonesia, 2013 Collected Thoughts 095

“Jordy Smith, Indonesia 2013. Everything about this photo makes me want to pack up a bag and get back to...
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Taj Burrow always rules Collected Thoughts 089

Taj just released a rad little video online. It has waves in it that remind me of why I fell...
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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...
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Lizards of Summer Episode 11: Baja, Indo, California and a lot of freakish behavior

And we’re back yet again. Because we can’t stop noticing the finer details in life: like all this shit. Lizards...
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Brother: From What Youth Issue 11 This is the last thing I’ll ever write about Kolohe Andino

There’s a lot going on today. Tomorrow. And forever at What Youth. But especially today. And tomorrow. Because today we’ll...
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Cluster: Indonesia Gallery 2 Noa, Craig, Creed, Chippa and Dion aboard the old Rip Curl Search boat haunted by Hedgy

And today, on top of  the final episode of our behind the scenes look at Cluster  we offer up Nate Lawrence’s...

Cluster: Indonesia Gallery 1 Noa, Craig, Creed, Chippa and Dion aboard the old Rip Curl Search boat haunted by Hedgy

Tomorrow we’ll be releasing the finale video to our behind the scenes looks at the filming of Cluster. And here we...
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One Roll 003 An entire roll of film by Hamish Humphreys from Indonesia

Checking out photos once they’re edited, doctored up, color corrected, Instagrammed and Photoshopped is one thing. But what happens when you...
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Straight Forward: Lee Wilson Episode 013

Lee Wilson has always been one of our favorite surfers. He’d be the guy on trips doing the most unassuming,...
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What Youth Issue 9 Prints Available Now

What Youth Issue 9 prints: 18 x 24 are now on sale in the What Youth Store.