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

Watch: “Zeke Lau Unleashed” Perfect waves at home

If you’ve been lucky enough to surf Town with a little swell, or better yet, actually get a few waves, then you know how fun it can be. Not the relentless power of the North Shore but still plenty of Pacific juice to get thing rolling along, and Zeke makes that abundantly clear in this…

WY Premiere: Small Reactions New Age Soul

This tight little band popped a press release into our inbox last week and we kinda dig um. We thought you might too. From their presser. Relying on the minimal instrumentation of guitar, bass, vintage organs, and drums, the quartet is equal parts post-punk, new wave, and surf. The band themselves prefer the term “nerve…

Watch: “Twenty Seven Clips” Featuring Eli Hanneman

We lost track after about the fourth or fifth absolute hammer, but we’ll take his word for it on the twenty-seven number. Simply, the kid swings for the fences on about every wave. What we really love about his surfing, besides everything, is how there is a minimum of multi-stage bottom turning. Just blast it…

Read: “Cold Comfort” By Marcus Paladino

We pumped this book up a few months back with a like Q&A (read here), but now it’s on the shelves is ready for purchase. Well, we guess Amazon has shelves. Link below. Marcus is a premiere photographer who specializes in the Pacific Northwest, primarily around his home in the Tofino area of Canada. With…

WY Recommends: Volcom jumps into the rubber biz

Volcom dropped a full range of suits a few months ago now but we just got around to checking out the latest product additions. Yep, rubber. It sure feels like they had them all along as a few of the surfers in their stable had customs with Veeco logos down through the years. Nope, they…

Watch: “Highway Rider” Featuring William Aliotti

We love us some William Aliotti. Ever since we were introduced to him a few years ago when we did a little project with him and his sponsor Volcom (watch here), we’ve kept our eye on him and he hasn’t let us down one bit. Super smooth with just enough flair to keep himself current,…

The future is upon us Cruz Dinofa leads the charge of tomorrow’s youth

There’s been a movement in surfing of which has been pushing forward for a few years now. It’s been a combination of things really, which include the advancement of progressive, above-the-lip surfing and the development of accessible wave pools, among others, but also a surge in youthful talent that surfing has never seen before. More…

Watch: “True Tapes” EP 01 A new vid series from Barron Mamiya

If you’ve been following along at all, you know we’ve been huge fans of Barron Mamiya for a while now. Kid rips. So, in what has become a long line of other Hawaiian rippers, Barron is launching his own weekly vlog called True Tapes. I guess if ya got the waves, ya might as well…

Watch: “Free Surf” from RIPITUP Featuring Tristan Guilbaud

If you like your surfing fast and powerful here’s your guy as Tristan Guilbaud leaves nothing in the tank, as...

A few words with filmmaker Ben LaLande “Primitive,” featuring Kalum Bruhwiler

Filmmaker Ben LaLande is putting the finishing wraps on an interesting short film that captures the life of, yes, another...

Photo Credit: Thomas Fotomas

As is often the case, we stumbled upon the unique work of Thomas Pitois – who works under the nom...

What Youth Drinks: “Wine” A starter kit

Here’s the setup: you have a hot date lined up with you cooking dinner at the pad. There are a...

Watch: “Punto Magico” Mason goes south of the border

Straight up, Mason Ho is singlehandedly keeping surfing in the fun zone. In yet another Snapt4 outtake, our Hawaiian friend...

WY Recommends: Oscar x FCS x Christenson Surfboards A Groovy Little Collab

Whenever Osc sends over a clip, it doesn’t take long for someone in the office to get it up on...

WY Recommends: Demand Surf Products A little help is on the way

As a quasi surf-media company, whatever that is, we get a lot of cool stuff sent our way. We were...

Watch: “Vantage Points EP 1” From a new vid series from O’Neill

As part of a new video series from O’Neill, they partner a team surfer with a filmer to create some...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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