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

Listen: Sonic Youth Surfing’s most important band?

Whether you’ve ever liked them or not isn’t really the question. No, it’s way more about a broader cultural influence and the lasting impact Sonic Youth has had on many young minds during one of the most significant transition periods in rock music, and then well beyond. Founded way back in 1981, SY featured a…

Dirty ‘ol Wedge Grab your speedos and fins, it’s May 1!

As we sometimes do, we ended up at our favorite Mexican joint on yet another Friday afternoon. And, as we also sometimes do, we were enjoying a margarita served up by our favorite bartender, Chuck. Chuck was going on about something, as he often does, of which had something to do with May 1st. We…

Watch: “Maps of Home” Featuring John Florence

We’ve been waiting to see more of that epic outer reef session in Hawaii that went down a few months back. You know the one, jet ski toss, cameramen flying, etc. Well, some insane, state-of-the-art, big wave paddle surfing went down that day as well and some of the highlights are captured in the opener…

Watch: “Ofélia” A groovy film by Joao Carmo

As we often mention, quite a few submissions arrive here at What Youth on a regular basis. It can be very challenging to sort through these prized possessions of the artist who may have sent them to us. It’s usually obvious that some time and effort went into them. Sometimes the quality it’s great but…

Watch: “Rock” Mikey Wright in Hawaii through the lens of Wade Carroll

Every few years or so a new talent comes up through the ranks, maybe wins a few junior events on the way up, etc., and inevitably they are pushed further into the comp scene as they get older. For any number of reasons, they might flame out competitively but continue to rip at the highest…

Watch: Von Froth “My Worst Wipeouts”

If you play in Nic’s playground you’re going to cop a beating once in a while. It’s just a percentage game. Eventually you’re going to pay the piper. But we had no idea that our Portuguese pal had a sadistic side to him and actually enjoys the punishment! In his words. “Some people see wiping…

Watch: “One Day” Featuring William Aliotti

Like many of Europe’s better surf talent these days, William Aliotti is a hard-working man. A pros pro you might say. Lots of clips, photos, etc. Our friends at RIPITUP sent over this short one of William doing his thing in some rather dreamy Hossegor. Damn, they’ve been on a run over there of late….

What Youth Drinks: Tequila Our little friend from south of the border

Oh yes, Tequila, our little friend from south of the border.  Tequila has built itself quite a reputation over the years as one of the most popular celebratory spirits. It would be a short list of who hasn’t, at least once, toasted some extraordinary occasion with a shot or two of tequila? Of late, however,…

Watch: “Sonic Souvenirs” Featuring Mikey February

We’ve been kicking around this concept for a while now of how surfing and music were once so very much...

Watch: Chapter 11 “Emo Micky”

After watching the comp in Newy last week and then this cool little clip right after, it was hard not...

TAKE FIVE: EP 16 ‘Rona be damned, the WSL is going to Rio

While the WSL had our attention watching the comp in Newcastle last week (Congrats to Italo and Carissa by the...

Watch: Snapt4 Clay’s B Rolls

Come on, this is just getting ridiculous at this point. As the “world’s best” grovel in some Newcastle fuzz, Logan...

Watch: “Von Froth” EP 25 The Cave

As we’ve come to expect from Von Froth, slabbing pits with a high danger factor are just how he rolls....

Watch: “Mason at the Wedge” A masterstroke of good times

Although it all looks like fun and games, we promise you that even at 3-4 feet there were some serious...

Photo Credit: Dan Woodward

During a clean little run of swell down under a few days ago, photographer Dan Woodward bagged a few beauties....

Watch: “Days at Bowl” Featuring Josh Burke

It’s kinda cool watching surfers grown into their own. The rail gets a little wetter, the bashes get slightly more...

Watch: “The Greatest Winter Ever to Hit France” Part Deux

All the hyperbole aside, the Hossegor region of France was off the chain this past winter. As we’ve mentioned previously,...

Watch: “Welcome Home” Featuring Chris Zaffis

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: There’s a boatload of underground talent out there. That...

Watch: Snapt4 “Grovel Camp” Featuring Jack Robbo

Either this is the greatest video release marketing campaign ever or Logan Dulien has pulled off a scam for the...

Watch: “Scored” A new series from Sam Piter

Pour le premier épisode de sa série “SCORED”, Sam PITER vous emmène au SALVADOR. What? No parlez-vous français? Yep, us...

Watch: Dangerously Fun Surfing Mason and Sheldon are nuts!

With each new episode from Mase and crew, the stakes are seemingly raised ever higher. Shallower. Sharper. Etc. In this...

Watch: “Lane Splitter” Oscar Langburne X Christenson Surfboards

With many of the world’s best surfers locked away in a random Newcastle hotel through a bizarre turns of events...

TAKE FIVE: EP 14 Who’s content is it anyway?

From what we understand, things were different back in the day regarding usage rights to creative content. Or more specific...

Watch: Von Froth EP 24 “The Grower”

If you follow Nic, you know he was on a bit of a holiday in Costa Rica of late. But...

Watch: “The Kids Are Alright” Featuring Dimitri Poulos

In these uncertain times, it is comforting to know that the youth of surfing is thriving. Okay, that might be...

Watch: “Russell” A brief introduction

Russell Bierke hardly needs an introduction within surfing circles. The man has redefined the hellman, slab junky genre and his...

Watch: “Bio Haz” featuring Harry Bryant

As surfing’s high flying country jester, the “Haz” has been entertaining us for years now, and this film does not...

Watch: “Morocco” More Asher Snapt4 b rolls

Asher and Logan have been circulating some high-quality b-roll stuff that has fallen by the wayside from the Snapt4 project....

Watch: Massive Hossegor

You didn’t use to see much out of France in the dead of winter. Surely there’s always been crew charging...

Watch: Free Scrubber Tom Curren breaks the Internet

When the news broke a few weeks back of a Tom Curren/Rip Curl video project filmed entirely in Mex and...

Watch: “Mason and Pops at the sandbar”

In this latest episode, Mason hits Ehukai with his father and North Shore legend, Michael. If you’ve ever surfed the...

Watch: “The Hossegor Kid” Charly Quivront at home

For anyone who’s been there, the stretch of coastline in Southwest France where Charly resides is often mentioned very highly...

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