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Watch: “This is Hossegor” The best of 2019/2020

Over the last few months many, many clips, vids, and photos of the Hossegor region have been circulating through the usual surf media outlets. Although this time of year can be excruciatingly cold in southwest France, this season it was mild enough to allow for some quality sessions in the heaving barrels. The Boys at…

Watch: “Cyclone Gretel” Lights up the Goldie

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few weeks then you’ve probably seen some of the incredible footage of Cyclone Gretels’s march up the Australian coastline. Just prior to what has now become a very serious health situation around the globe, we all watched in envy as the crew got after absolutely perfect…

10 Questions: Oscar Langburne Life during some crazy times.

Oscar is obviously “on the radar” these days. Hard worker, solid sponsorships, great style in and out of the water, etc. Young ‘Osc is keeping his hustle strong. He just shot us over a recent clip of himself toying about at the URBNSURF tank in Melbourne. His unmistakable steez is an interesting juxtaposition when applied…

Long read: Surfing in ‘Nam A soldier’s story.

Us humans have endured some pretty terrible situations over the millennia: Wars, famine, plagues, storms, etc., and yet somehow the species always seems to overcome. Resilient little creatures we are. And, it looks like here we go again with this COVID-19 deal. Although we haven’t been around long in the big picture, surfers themselves seem…

WY Recommends: Jordan Rodin does it a bit differently Friction-free and flying.

Truth be told, we haven’t really followed the finless, friction-free deal too much. But of course, how could you not smile at Derek Hynd flying down the line at Jefferies? Other than that though, this surfing genre didn’t really grab much bandwidth around the office. That is until Perth local, Jordan Rodin, sent us a…

Opinion: Should we be surfing right now? Are we inadvertently becoming part of the problem?

A few days ago we casually opined that surfing may be one thing we still have to keep us sane during the COVID-19 global health crisis. Obviously that was a few days prior to the serious increases in known cases globally and also before some countries had actually begun closing beaches. So what about the…

Long Read: ‘Tuff City’ Personified How Sepp Bruhwiler’s Dark Past Shaped Who He Is Today

Our interaction with Sepp Bruhwiler began with a rather cryptic DM on the What Youth Insta a while back. It was literally, “fuck you pussies, I’m going to come down there and kick your asses,” or something to that effect. None of us had ever met the man but there was something very troubling about…

WY Recommends: What to do when the sky is actually falling?

Well, it’s official. Covid-19 is wreaking havoc around the globe and has even barged its way into the cloistered little world of surfing. The WSL has called off all events at least through March, and most probably beyond, and surely other regional and specialty events are also soon to follow (Sorry Stab, that was going…

WY Recommends: Try a different board!

Asher Pacey’s first surf on a futuristic and very little Album surfboard. After borrowing this 4’10 Plasmic for a spin...

Watch “2019.” A film from Ryan Callinan

As is the new norm these days, surf pro hires filmer (s), stacks a few, drops a clip, Repeat. Yes,...

Watch “Pure Joy” A short film by Zac Haynes

We get a lot of content sent our way. This one popped into our inbox without much fanfare and truth...

WY Recommends: Dill drops a shoe with adidas

It’s awful hard not to get behind the man when he drops pretty much anything these days. Truly one of...

Photo Credit: Marcus Paladino A Canadian POV

As a surf media outlet, we often get some of the first few glimpses of an up and coming talent...

WY Recommends: Rob’s Salty Garage Get your soul on.

It’s been open for a while now but we just got round to properly checking it out. Salty Garage is...

O’Neill Is there a more authentic surf brand?

Many brands today claim authenticity as if it’s something you just acquire somehow. Not so fast. That in mind, O’Neill...

Opinion: Can surfing have true equality?

A few days ago Caroline Marks dropped a cool vid on her IG threading a nice drainer at Teahupoʻo. Thus,...

Watch “Over The Ledge” Gearóid McDaid and crew

Well, we told ya to watch this kid. Over the Ledge is a cinematic journey by Gearóid McDaid and his...

In Memorium: Bob Cooper, surfing’s true freesurfer

A couple of days ago it was reported that surfing lost one of its true characters when the legendary Bob...

WY Premiere: Kimbo Nice Listen to Their New Single “David Lewis”

Kimbo Nice is from England and their name has a familiar ring to it. No, its not the MMA guy!...

North Shore Diary A portfolio by Pedro Gomes

We were recently connected to photographer Pedro Gomes through the unmistakable and far-reaching power of the Internet. Um yep, he...

Watch “Freedom” A film from Kanoa Igarashi

Well, look who just dropped a vid. A busy man that Kanoa, but we were lucky enough that filmer Tanner...

Watch “Elude” A film by Noah Wegrich and Perry Gershkow

Whenever Perry Gershkow points a camera at something it’s a good idea to pay attention to the finished product. Once...

Date Line: Jordy turns 32 A Press Release

Apparently it’s Jordy Smith’s birthday today. But don’t take our word for it, let our friends at M&C Saatchi tell...

What Youth Does: Jackson Dorian A Brief Q&A with the young shredder

Jackson Dorian is coming along quite well. His father has held it down as a giant slayer in the water...

Watch “Mania” featuring Sebastìon Soto

We were trolling around the ‘Gram this morning and stumbled across this little beauty. It’s a short clip but it’s...

Photo Credit: Nate Lawrence Matt Meola’s timeless bash

Matt DM’d yesterday inquiring to see if we still had the digi file of this incredible backside rote that we...

Watch “Gabe Morvil in Portugal” Fine Times

Gabe Morvil is a 20 year old from North Carolina and ventured on a trip to Portugal with Matt Tromberg....

WY Recommends Vans UltraRange EXO

Vans has teamed up with its intrepid travelers, Michael February and Dylan Graves, to design a shoe with an ease...

2020 “Five to Watch” The future looks bright

We’ve been rolling out our predictions of greatness for a few years now and we have had some success in...

Opinion Who killed surfing?

Well, of course, surfing isn’t dead but actually very much alive and chugging along nicely, thank you, oblivious to most...

Watch “Hawaii Live” The final episode

With what has been a very solid winter of surf on the North Shore – it’s going off as we...

Newsstand: “City Surf” A book by Nate Lawrence and Leo Maxam

Well, if you’ve followed What Youth for any amount of time you would have seen the unmistakable photographic excellence of...

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