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

Conversation With: Zion Wright Rolling Through the Playground

Zion Wright knows what’s up.  The 20-year-old is no stranger to traveling abroad and searching for spots to stack some clips, especially around Los Angeles’ diverse terrain. Between skitching cars, getting slingshotted into traffic and doing back threes up and down Melrose, Zion, and Alex Midler, hooked up with some friends from the night before…

Watch “Best January Waves” A French Chat with Jeremy Flores

If you speak french, you’ll love this! If not, open the Youtube settings and get it translated into subtitles. In this short interview by our friends at Ripitup, our favorite French legend serves up some interesting comments on a variety of subjects. Many of which are completely butchered in the translation. No, we don’t parlez-vous…

What Youth Does: Kaden Russi A Q&A

A chat with Kaden Russi. What Youth has always been about capturing the ins and outs of young and interesting personalities. Keeping an eye out for those earliest of flare-ups from a hot young grom being one of the more rewarding tasks we are assigned with. Watching a kid push his way to the top…

Opinion Can we all just get along?

Yesterday we posted on our Instagram account what we thought was a simple recognition of a young woman who we admire for her courage and determination in bringing light to a subject that apparently she feels is important. Really, more about a young person inspiring her generation than any specific position on climate change. We…

Watch “Surf Hossegor” Jeremy, Marc, and the crew in France.

Unless you’ve been there in person, its hard to really get a grasp of the place. Hossegor, La Graviere, Les Culs Nus, etc. All epic on their day, but oh so elusive. First, the tide swings in this part of the world are massive so the deal changes moment by moment. Second, you can be…

Na-Kel Smith and Adidas Drop Rivalry HI Fresh Kicks

Well, here they go again. Adidas skateboarding just dropped Na-Kel’s new shoe. It’s another unique take on an old classic, all wrapped up in the man’s very personal style. Ironically, his first pair was a gift from Adidas that according to Na-Kel, “I wore it so much they asked me to release it.” Well, we…

Read: An open letter to Erik Logan We aren’t asking much

As was reported a few days ago, Sophie Goldschmidt, the current CEO of the World Surfing League, will be stepping down and will be replaced by the current WSL VP of Content, Media, and Studios, Erik Logan. That change taking place sometime next week. That in mind, we thought it might be a good time…

Watch “How to Learn How to Surf” A film by Tom Sachs

Wait, what? Who’s Tom Sachs and why is he teaching surf lessons? Here’s the deal, Tom Sachs is a very accomplished sculptor/artist dude from NY who coincidently has been also trying to learn to surf for like the last 20 years. And no, he isn’t teaching anyone to surf. How to Learn How to Surf…

Watch “North Shore sandbars” with the Florence bros

Unless you’ve been there to see it in person it’s hard to understand where and how this wave even happens....

Watch O’Neill’s “O’Riginals”–Travis Potter

In the latest installment of O’Neill’s O’Riginals series, they throw it back to a time of deep feral exploration in...

WY Recommends Vans drops a go-to slip-on for Harry Bryant

Vans just released a new version or the iconic Slip-On. The “Mod”, which features the Vans RapidWeld tech to reduce...

Watch “Blue” A short reprieve from a pretty bad week.

Nothing will erase the ongoing carnage brought about by the massive wildfires burning in Australia currently. In no way to...

Opinion Peter Devries just got clipped

A few days ago, Canadian Peter Devries eloquently informed the surfing world through his Instagram account of the culmination of...

Watch: O’Neill’s “Hawaii Live”- Episode #2 Russell, Torrey, and Eli charge huge Jaws

We don’t really cover too much of the big wave scene, nor the comp thing for that matter. However, when...

What Youth Highlights of 2019 Oh, what a year it was

As we wind down one more trip around the sun we wanted to review a few of the highlights that...

Watch “These Violent Delights” By Dion Agius

This flick is delightful. A seven-day boat trip in paradise accompanied by some of Haydenshapes’ finest lads and the latest...

Newsstand: Chippa. by Respondek A Series

As you may have seen, legendary photographer John Repondek has been churning out a book series featuring some of surfing’s...

Conversation With: Mollie Moore Drawing New Lines of Inspiration

Mollie Moore is passionate about her work. While the mediums may change from graphing to garments, her approach continues to expand...

Newsstand: Justin Jay’s HI 1K A North Shore Study

A few years back photographer Justin Jay touched down in Honolulu intent on capturing the eclectic North Shore surf scene....

Adidas Introduces Superstar 80s Blondey’s new kicks

We wanted to share with you a first look at Superstar 80s by Blondey McCoy from Adidas Skateboarding. The iconic shoe received a...

Watch: O’Neill’s “Hawaii Live”- Episode #1 Jordy, Eli, Ian, and the boys get into it

Team O’Neill is on the North Shore this winter to grab a few bombs, slide into a few barrels, make...

Fairly Normal: William Aliotti Episode 027: On the Road

Episode 027: One of the good things that has come from the Internet is the instant access, 24/7 coverage of...

Watch “You Good?” Ft. Zion Wright, Jamie Foy, and Alex Midler

We’re feeling good after watching this. There are some slams, smiles and some fucking good skating by friends Alex Midler,...

WHAT YOUTH DRINKS: Sazerac An Evening Delight

Here’s a drink to reach for, the official cocktail from New Orleans: the Sazerac. With its ample bitters and sepia...

Congratulations Jack Robinson has qualified for the WSL CT

In stunning fashion, Jack Robinson demolished the field at Sunset Beach to win the Vans World Cup of Surfing. Jack...

Watch “Gun for Hire” featuring Schuyler Allen

Not every clip these days can be from some heavily supported personality, on either end of the camera. And although...

WY Premiere: Boy Willows Listen to Their New Single “Greyhound”

A sonic savant, Boy Willows has earned quite a reputation for his keen ability to cross-pollinate genres and for his sincere writing approach...

Opinion Are surfers hypocrites when it comes to the environment?

Yeah, we might participate in a beach clean up once in a while. Or maybe send a few bucks to Surfrider...

Watch “Catching barrels in Mexico” Clay Marzo Rules

So here’s the deal; Clay Marzo may be the single most naturally talented surfer alive today. And his ability to...

Watch “Last Dance” Featuring John Mel

John Mel just dropped a fresh edit titled, “Last Dance”. It features a familiar tune with spot on clips of...

Conversation With: Josh Harmony A Peek Into His Mind

Josh Harmony is softspoken and shares kindness wherever he may roam. He’s a skateboarder, musician, artist, Dad, and a spiritual human...

Opinion: When did surfing become so soft?

Not too long ago surfing had a few unique characters floating around. Rebels. Stylers. Fighters. Boozers, etc. A couple of real pricks...

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