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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 Cooper slid into one last wave and bid this world adieu. Most of you probably don’t have much knowledge of the man, us neither if we’re being honest, but news of his passing prompted us…

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! As a whole, this four man group combines wit with some refreshing and unique tunes and “David Lewis” is the latest addition to their set list. So sit back, listen, watch and enjoy. – What…

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 DM’d us. Anyway, Pedro sent over a packed file and upon review, we realized we had some gems and quickly went about creating a home for them on whatyouth.com. We caught up with Pedro and…

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 Carney was able to catch up with the jet-setting Mr. Igarashi for the month of January to put this little clip together. Just in case anyone was having their doubts that the guy wouldn’t show…

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 again, he doesn’t disappoint. Elude is really a labor of love-type project of which apparently just evolved over a period of time. Funny how those organic ones often turn out really good. This 30 minute…

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 ya about it. If you don’t recognize the name, they’re the big PR firm with offices in 27 international cities, including Los Angeles, New York, Toyko, etc., and come to us via a long and…

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 and the torch is now being passed. We discussed Jackson’s favorite spot to surf, school situation, comp vs. free surf, along with his future travel agenda. We look forward to seeing more of Jackson. What…

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 actually quite full of some sick barrels shot in Indo, PR (Sebastìon’s homeland) and the featured spot, Playa Zicatela. The barrel at the end being the cream of the clip. That my friends is deep!…

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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