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

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. Here are five minutes of some fine times, ripping and roaming a long the Iberian coast. Enjoy. – What Youth

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 of use sensibility that’s perfect for life on the road. Simple, yet functional, and even a bit stylish, if we do say so ourselves. Here’s the tech stuff… The UltraRange EXO is designed to deliver…

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 our prognosticating (Ha, like Jack was a tough pick). So along that theme, here’s a few lads (and lasses) that we think just might grab some attention this coming year. Morgan Cibilic. Quite impressively, Morgan…

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 of the drama that surrounds the long-running mismanagement of surfing as an industry. The reality being that there are probably more people enjoying surfing activities today than at any other time in history. So why…

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 write this – we are entertained once again by the last of O’Neill’s entertaining “Hawaii Live” series. The boys showed up this year. Jordy Smith, Ian Crane, Soli Bailey, Eli Olson, Torrey Meister, Brett Barley,…

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 Nate Lawrence. Nate’s been submitting photos from literally day 1 and his contributions to WY have been extraordinary. Thank you, Nate. Recently he teamed up with Leo Maxam to produce something a little different from…

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, linked 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...

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...

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...

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