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Watch: “Hossegor Awakens” More from the RIPITUP crew

As we’ve mentioned before, the Southwest of France usually goes kind of dormant wave-wise in the summer months with all eyes looking towards the fall season. Well, she back! The boys at RIPITUP sent over a nice little clip to get us in the mood for what will surely be more to come. Surfers include:…

Watch: Mason and Sheldon The San Clemente Pier

It’s been there forever, so it seems. Actually, it kinda has as it was originally built way back in the 1920s, washed away a few times since, but stands tall today. There’s a ton of surf history there going back to the 40s when being a San Clemente lifeguard carried some weight and the boys…

Watch: “Snapt4 Leftovers” The Jack Outtakes

Well folks, the moment we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. What is surely one of the most anticipated surf film premieres in a long time is scheduled for next Saturday, September 25th. The ticket demand was so overwhelming that Logan Dulien, the producer/director/every hat guy, had to change venues to accommodate the anticipated crowd….

Congratulations Gabriel Medina Was it ever in doubt?

Number three really came as no surprise, to us anyway. Yes, Gabriel Medina is the best competitive surfer alive today and he just locked up his third WSL world title. Easily. Although there was a little drama today at Lowers – Conner, you had us going for a minute there and Steph dropped an early…

Watch: “Barrel Seasons Begins” Fall in Southwest France

The guys at RIPITUP have been sending us consistent clips all year of what might have been 12 months they won’t soon forget. It started way back in late fall of last year and continued through the winter right into spring. They even scored some incredible surf in the usually slower summer months. If this…

Watch: “ASCENSION” A flick from Saffa Adin Masencamp

Adin Masencamp has been on the radar for a bit now, which ain’t easy when you live and surf in South Africa. That said, the kid has won some stuff, had a few nice finishes elsewhere, and was oh so close to a CT qualification in 2019 before everything went sideways with COVID. Obviously being…

Take Five: EP 23 Who is deciding what is good surfing?

The topic has been tossed around for years, more like decades actually. What is good surfing? So when Kelly ripped the bag, so to speak, out of a couple of waves against Italo down in Mex a few weeks ago many of us waited with a piqued interest to see the scores. Approaching 50 years…

Watch: Cola Bros Barra

Overall, the CT comp down in Mex was a bit of a disappointment this year. Not much swell, bars not really right, etc. Lotsa hype going in, but not super rad once it was called on. We assume Jack Robbo might disagree. For anyone old enough to have witnessed the first time the WSL (née,…

Watch: Von Froth at Greenbush “Is this the heaviest session ever in the Ments?”

Not sure where to even start with this one. Nic Von Rupp, and a varied crew of merry madmen, have...

Afternoon Interview: Tama Hanneman A three minute look into the future

A few weeks back we started getting DMs and clips from a young, blond charger that reminded us a lot...

Watch: Zeke Lau “UnLeashed” Town Swell/Ultimate Surfer

In this episode, the Kewalos kid, Zeke Lau, scores some fine town surf with girlfriend Jenna and a friendly crew...

Watch: Ho & Pringle Productions Ala Moana

Someone from the Ho family has been dominating All Moana for over 50 years. It started with Michael, beginning way...

Watch: “Von Froth” The Macaronis Dream

Well, simply, Mr. Von Rupp is on a bender of a surf trip. And, here he goes again scoring perfect...

Watch: “Que Chiva” O’Neill’s Strike Mission EP 5

O’Neill has been dropping some cool edits of late. Primarily, a series titled “Strike Missions” which is loosely based around...

Watch: Von Froth “The Art of Scoring”

If you’ve been following along, then you would know that Nic Von Rupp has been absolutely scoring lately, to say...

Meet: Mateus Herdy Brazil’s newest superstar?

What Youth: Where were you born and raised? Mateus Herdy: I was born and raised in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina. In...

WY Recommends: Kelsen Get your groom on

Surfers, and in this case skaters as well, have been getting together for some time now to start various business...

Watch: “Landes, today” The southwest wakes up

The Hossegor/Biarritz region isn’t really known for its summer surf. A wind-swell here or there, maybe a pulse from a...

Watch: “Green Lines” A throwback tribute to our favorite Frenchy

After the 9 or so years of producing, curating, stealing and every other way known to man to acquire quality...

Olympics Japan A What Youth final take

The Olympics wound up today and depending on who you ask, it came with many varied successes as well as...

Watch: “The Baby Search” Mason finds some sketch

All this sand bar perfection Mason has been scoring just kinda goes against his nature. You know, the ultra-shallow, sharp...

Watch: “Back to OZ” Featuring John Florence

Of course, we know that John Florence just finished up his participation in the landmark Olympic surfing event, held in...

Listen: The Backseat Lovers And how to sneak backstage

One of our loyal followers of all things What Youth, Zach Del Valle, recently hit us up with an interesting...

Watch: “Mex Trip” More B-Roll from Snapt4

As we count the days to the recently announced premiere of Snapt4 -which has to be the most anticipated surf...

Watch: “Pink Insomnia” Featuring Braiden Maither

Ok, this is sick. We love when one of the boys puts out a DIY edit. Gather up some clips,...

Watch: “Insomnia” Featuring Jonathan Gubbins

As we know, the Indonesian archipelago has been on a bit of a run lately and clips have been dropping...

Watch: “Lost Track Atlantic” EP 3 NEED Essentials presents Torren Martyn and Ishka Folkwell

After bombing down from Scotland on a quick little 3000-mile roadie, we pick up the boys where they left us...

Watch: “Down From Waterloo” Featuring Jordy Lawler

The list of ripper goofyfooters from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, is ridiculously long. World champs and shit. Jordy is right up...

Watch: Mason Ho The Full POV Experience

The POV kink ain’t for everyone. That said, this little 12 minute beauty from Mase and Rory is well worth...

Watch: Nic and Nate hit Kandui

Nic Von Rupp is on a roll. He just scored some fine Desert Point, albeit after a nasty interaction with...

Take Five: Olympics What did we actually come away with?

As the debut of surfing in the Olympics comes to a close, there is a lot to unpack. But before...

Watch: “Epic day” The boys from France bag perfect Esco

If you’ve been there then you know that the photos and clips beguile just how heavy the place is. Even...

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