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

Left or right? Is COVID-19 tearing apart surfing?

A few days ago we posted a photo on our Insta that depicted what appeared to be a crowded beach scene in Newport Beach, of which was reported by the source as from April 25th. Normally, a crowded beach in Newport is a very common occurrence as we approach summer, however, as we know, things…

Watch: “Leo Fioravanti” If only briefly

A little clip of Leo dropped into the box today, surfing what looks like some fun Haleiwa. It’s a short one but well worth the visit. Leo is looking very solid going into whatever is next for pro surfing. Only time will tell. Also, hopefully the WSL can resolve the injury wildcard thingy with he…

Watch: “Big Monday” By Jack Coleman

This latest from our content share with NobodySurf features a few large bombs from Pipe, and the usual crew who are on it every swell. Healey, Balram, Anthony, etc. A little grumpy on this day, and it’s very solid second reef Pipe with the roll-ins, the wash-throughs, all the bells and whistles, etc. Even underground…

Opinion: It’s hard to be hip

A while back the noted surf journalist Lewis Samuels penned a very interesting take in a piece that he wrote for Surfer Magazine on the hipster surf culture movement. As usual for Lewis, it was well written and insightful with just enough of his trademark cynicism to also make it unmistakably his. And, it was…

Watch: “Back in the Water” Mikey Wright

Until you’ve hurt your back, it’s hard to explain how difficult life can become. Much less surfing. As part of the bizarre injury coincidence that the Wright family has had to deal with, Mikey looks like he has finally put his back injury behind him. No pun intended. Hopefully, Tyler and Owen are also on…

WATCH: “CONCRETE SOLITUDE” BY PERRY GERSHKOW

Our very talented friend, Perry Gershkow, sent over this really well made short film, of which is so in touch with today. Let us get out of the way. It’s speaks for itself. Enjoy. What Youth

Watch: Episode #3 of “The Life of Froth” Big Crazy Slabs

Well, here we go again. If there is anyone charging as much as Nic, please let us know. Well, that Koa Rothman roll-in to near disaster at Pipe the other day was pretty mental, but you get our drift. Nic is on it. To let them tell it, Nic and João Macedo grew up together,…

Photo Credit: Tom Pearsall

Through all of the craziness of late, we do get rewarded from time to time with some of the exceptional creative work that is still being produced. We recently hooked up with Western Australian photographer, Tom Pearsall, or Driftwood Photography, as he’s also known, to have a brief chat and exchange a few images. Tom’s…

WY Recommends: “10 to Two” An artist gallery

Wave-riding and art have long been interconnected, with surfing itself often described as it’s own art form. Given that artistic...

Watch: “We will surf again” Some inspiration from Team O’Neill

We were wondering who might take on some leadership and put out a message which supports the efforts we all...

Watch: “Away from the Num8ers” A film by Oscar Langburne

It would be an understatement to say we are in some weird times these days. There simply is no normal...

Watch: “Nadir Nadir” Featuring Liam O’Brien

Young Gold Coaster, Liam O’Brien, has been making a name for himself of late. Of course, those who have watched...

Read: Surfing and COVID 19 What does tomorrow even look like?

Obviously, there are much more important things than surfing to keep front of mind as we deal with the current...

Watch: “Von Froth” Nic Von Rupp and The Secret Slab

Mr. Von Rupp’s hard-working habits are well chronicled. So to keep the pedal properly floored he and his crew decide...

Read: “Bucket list” Every surfer needs one.

Literally from day one, surfers start dreaming about what’s next. A next wave, that next board, another trip, etc. As...

Watch: “Strike Missions” The latest from the O’Neill content machine

In this latest installment of O’Neill’s Strike Missions series, we follow Jordy Smith as he hosts Ian Crane and Soli...

Watch: NobodySurf content collab Featuring Luke Davis

Surfing’s favorite playboy, our man Luke has been crushing lips and breaking hearts on a global scale for some time...

Read: Miki’s middle finger a COVID-19 moment

There has been much discussion regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on society today, which just so happens to include our...

Watch: “Jack Robinson Snapt4 B-Roll” This is going to be good

Our good friend Logan Dulien has been a busy young man of late. As the world crumbles around us, “Chucky”...

Watch: “Joyride” Starring Noa Mizuno

Well, the Melba Moore soundtrack had to tell you something was up. 70’s soul/disco isn’t really the genre of choice...

Watch: O’Neill “ORIGINALS” Billy Bain

If you’re old enough, or perhaps a bit of a surf history buff, the Bain name is one you might...

Watch: “Welcome to the Life of Von Froth” A video series by Nic Von Rupp

Most of us have seen the footage from the massive day during the Nazare Challenge. And yes, we’ve seen the...

Watch: Team O’Neill Ian Crane

Ian Crane is kind of second-gen in terms of his long involvement with What Youth. Thus, we’ve watched his surfing...

Watch: “Kelly on the North Shore” Content collab with NobodySurf

We recently hooked up with our friends at NobodySurf to discuss a content-sharing concept. We have some cool stuff, they...

Watch: “This is Hossegor” The best of 2019/2020

Over the last few months many, many clips, vids, and photos of the Hossegor region have been circulating through the...

Watch: “Cyclone Gretel” Lights up the Goldie

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few weeks then you’ve probably seen some of the incredible footage...

10 Questions: Oscar Langburne Life during some crazy times.

Oscar is obviously “on the radar” these days. Hard worker, solid sponsorships, great style in and out of the water,...

Long read: Surfing in ‘Nam A soldier’s story.

Us humans have endured some pretty terrible situations over the millennia: Wars, famine, plagues, storms, etc., and yet somehow the...

WY Recommends: Jordan Rodin does it a bit differently Friction-free and flying.

Truth be told, we haven’t really followed the finless, friction-free deal too much. But of course, how could you not...

Opinion: Should we be surfing right now? Are we inadvertently becoming part of the problem?

A few days ago we casually opined that surfing may be one thing we still have to keep us sane...

Long Read: ‘Tuff City’ Personified How Sepp Bruhwiler’s Dark Past Shaped Who He Is Today

Our interaction with Sepp Bruhwiler began with a rather cryptic DM on the What Youth Insta a while back. It...

WY Recommends: What to do when the sky is actually falling?

Well, it’s official. Covid-19 is wreaking havoc around the globe and has even barged its way into the cloistered little...

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