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

Watch: “Town Surf Explained” Featuring Zeke Lau

Do you remember being grom and having yet traveled to one of surfing’s meccas but studying every photo waiting for your first visit? Hawaii, Bali, OZ, etc. You can only imagine what the set ups are and where the spots are located. Then that one day finally arrives and you get a chance to soak…

Photo Credit: Josh Bystrom An eye on the Goldie

During an amazing run of swell a few weeks ago on the Gold Coast, images started to emerge which captured some incredible moments. Some of the best of the batch were being credited to local photog Josh Bystrom. We reached out to Josh and he was kind enough to answer a few questions and send…

Watch: “Empty Ments” Featuring Nate McNasty

Our traveling tube hound Nate Behl sent us a nice little clip of him and a few pals enjoying some uncrowded Indo perfection. Unfortunately, the whole COVID deal has put the entire Indonesian archipelago into some serious hurt as so much of their economy relies on tourism. Somehow, Nate slipped in back in June and…

Watch: “Von Froth” Attacked at Deserts

Most of us would be looking for a doctor after an insect attack like the one Nic suffered on his face. Not Nic. He just paddles out, scores some all-time Deserts and voilá, his wound gets better! If there is a wave made just for Nic, we think he found it. Enjoy. What Youth Filmed…

Watch: “Create in Dolby” by Aaron Lieber Featuring Noah Beschen

We stumbled across this clip on Noah Beschen’s Insta feed and had to investigate. Apparently, it was shot by the super creative Aaron Lieber entirely on his iPhone and incorporated some new tech called Dolby Vision. Or something like that. Worth a watch for sure. What Youth

Take Five: EP 23 Olympic surfing should be in a pool

In case you missed it, a new wave pool has opened up in Japan just prior to the Olympic kick off.  Looks kinda fun actually. With all eyes are on the Philippine Sea in hopes of some swell next week, a rumor popped up that the new pool was possibly in the running to hold…

Watch: “This is Livin” with Koa Rothman The So Cal daily double

In Koa Rothman’s latest episode of This is Livin, he drops by two of California surfing’s most crowded spots. But actually, this same 1-2 combo has coincidentally been a summer favorite of many So Cal residents over the years. Newps in the morning, Lowers in the afternoon. Ya see, in the summertime in the Newport/Huntington…

Watch: “Lobotomy” Another classic from Volcom

As we know, Volcom has been pumping out epic videos for many years now. And they’ve done so time and time again with a unique mix of very original thematic artistry along with some insane surfing. “Lobotomy” definitely doesn’t disappoint in either regard. It’s hard not to wonder just what mind altering substances were used…

Watch: Cola Bros Griff at Trestles

If for some reason you’ve never made the mile or so slog into Trestles, this latest clip from the Colapinto...

Take Five: EP 22 Gabriel Medina is the best competitive surfer in the world.

One of surfing’s popular media outlets dropped a bit of a stinker recently. Something about how the current Brazilian domination...

WY Premiere: Bash Dogs Disco Cowboy

As you may have seen in the past, we love the So Cal rockers The Bash Dogs. So in celebration,...

Watch: Part Two, Mase Ho Road Show Indo

In what almost looks like some early morning Rockies, Mase and Sheldon exchange some small-kine fun in Indo. That said,...

Photo Credit: David Gomez Maui Underground

There is just so much talent out there today. Both in the water and those who are documenting it. We...

Youth On The Run: “Summer in Biarritz”

French lensman, Benoit Gea, sent us a few clicks of a little summer get-together in the seaside village of Biarritz....

Take Five: EP 21 Is surf localism racism?

“Hey haole, beat it!” If you’ve surfed certain regions in the South Pacific to any significant degree, you’ve probably heard...

Watch: “Ho and Paishon in Indo” More outtakes from Snapt4

Mason and Sheldon must sure be racking up the frequent flyer miles. In this cruisy clip – which is paced...

Watch: Kirra “All-time,” again?

Is it just us or has Australia had an absolute banging last few months of surf? There were those two...

Watch: “Gold Coast with Mick” From the Cola Bros

The Cola Bros just keeping the party rolling. From the tail end of the OZ WSL leg at Rotto, then...

Watch: “Caution” The latest from Barron Mamiya

Kind of a cruisy little North Shore 11 minutes. Some lifestyle mixed in with some of Barron’s trademark bangers makes...

Surfing and Skating A complicated relationship

The iconic image of Herbie Fletcher skating a pool back in the late 60s has once again surfaced. This time...

Watch: O’Neill’s “Vantage Points” EP 3 Featuring Russell Bierke

In episode #3 of O’Neill’s unique video series, “Vantage Points,” Russell Bierke teams up with filmmaker extraordinaire Andrew Kaineder. Neither...

TAKE FIVE EP: 20 Buy Now or build a brand

In case you missed it, French-born woman surfer, Johanne Defay, won the ladies‘ side of things at the WSL event...

WY Recommends: Get yourself a twinnie An education in fun with Mikey Feb

What’s the cliche? “The best surfer is the one having the most fun,” or some other drivel. Well if that...

Watch: “Flipper Clip” Featuring Noa Deane

Surfing’s favorite rabble-rouser, Noa Deane, has been a bit quiet of late. Understandable with the whole COVID deal and all....

WY Recommends O’Neill Hyperfreak “Nomad” boardie

As of course you already know, O’Neill has been making core surf gear since the 1950s and is a legacy...

Photo Credit: Piotrek Drzastwa A dive into the Warsaw skate scene

A few months back we received an email from a photographer by the name of Piotrek Drzastwa. It offered up...

WY Recommends: “Women on Waves” Over 200 years of women’s surfing by Jim Kempton

Did you know that a woman might have been one of the world’s first surfers? Yep, we didn’t either. However,...

Watch: “Margs” by Cola Bros The best vlog on the ‘net right now?

With the WSL’s Australian “Quaddie” mercifully coming to an end, the Cola Bros always seem to find a way to...

Watch: “Craziest Day Ever” Featuring Barron Mamiya and friends

In what is a bit of a clip from the vault, so to speak, Barron revisits a trip to Tahiti...

Watch: “Lost Track Atlantic Featuring Torren Martyn

We kinda fell asleep on NeedEssentials’ first episode of the “Lost Track” series (Watch here), but we’re all over EP...

Watch: “North Point Raws” By Scotty Bauer –

We would never second guess the insight of seasoned vet and current CT Commissioner, Jessi Miley-Dyer, but it was a...

Watch: “Vantage Points” Episode 2 featuring Soli Bailey and Mikey Mallalieu

Part two of O’Neill’s creative series that features a surfer and filmer collaborating on a video project. In this episode,...

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