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

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. All along the Off The Wall/Pipe/Ehukai zone different sandbars can form, some better than others obviously as seen in this video. A lot of water moves around the North Shore during different swell angles and…

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 the Indonesian archipelago. And this episode’s subject, Travis Potter, has done it about as feral as it can be done. With his pals Timmy Turner, Brett Shwartz and Mikala Jones, Travis has probably seen more…

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 weight and increase durability, is well-suited for Mr. Bryant’s usual on-land antics. There is some other technical jargon but let them tell you in the link below. The Mod Slip-On is shown here in what…

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 try and lessen the severity of the situation, but perhaps if only to offer a brief escape from that reality through a few shared minutes of entertaining visuals, we hope it helps. In this little…

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 a 20-year relationship with the Hurley brand. A successful run by any measure of which was also notable for the level of commitment, loyalty, and professionalism from both sides. Devries, along with the Bruhwilers, and…

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 the buoys offshore start singing it’s hard to look away, contest or not. Jaws recently went XXL and the WSL held what turned out to be an epic day of both courage and carnage. O’Neill…

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 distract from our otherwise challenging world. We would never want to downplay the many tragedies that unfolded this past year, both natural and of the human kind, but sometimes our little world does offer a…

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 sleds. They did it right with each member bringing something distinct to the table. Craig Anderson, Micky Clarke, Oscar Langburne, Dylan Graves, and Jake Kelley all giving it a fair go. The result is the…

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...

WY Premiere: Boy Willows Listen to Their New Single “Greyhound”

A sonic savant, Boy Willows has earned quite a reputation for his keen ability to cross-pollinate genres and for his sincere writing approach...

Opinion Are surfers hypocrites when it comes to the environment?

Yeah, we might participate in a beach clean up once in a while. Or maybe send a few bucks to Surfrider...

Watch “Catching Barrels in Mexico” Clay Marzo Rules

So here’s the deal; Clay Marzo may be the single most naturally talented surfer alive today. And his ability to...

Watch “Last Dance” Featuring John Mel

John Mel just dropped a fresh edit titled, “Last Dance”. It features a familiar tune with spot on clips of...

Conversation With: Josh Harmony A Peek Into His Mind

Josh Harmony is softspoken and shares kindness wherever he may roam. He’s a skateboarder, musician, artist, Dad, and a spiritual human...

Opinion: When did surfing become so soft?

Not too long ago surfing had a few unique characters floating around. Rebels. Stylers. Fighters. Boozers, etc. A couple of real pricks...

Photo Credit: Nick Green Portfolio 041: From Tasmania with Love

Hailing from Tasmania but now truly a citizen of the road, Nick Green has travelled the map capturing the familiar...

The Surf Cam Are they​ what we hoped they would be?

The surf cam has become one of the true metaphors of tech advancement as it relates to surfing. It’s a simple...

Watch “Imagination Roulette Episode 003” A film featuring Luke Hynd.

“Surfing is pure freedom, the feeling of synergy between yourself and the ocean makes it more spiritual than a sport…...

WY Premiere: Caramel Listen to Their Single “Golden Ways”

Caramel is from London and yes they are our cup of tea topped with a sweet-dash of synth. With vocals...

Watch “Ru. Bu 994” A film by Noa Deane

Damn, there’s a lot going on. Quite a bit has transpired these last few weeks in surfing and the content...

Watch “BeachHead” The latest from Ian Crane

We’ve had Ian on the What Youth radar for years now and have watched him grow from the petulant teen...

Watch “FLOW STATE” A film from Russell Bierke.

As we mentioned a few posts ago with Brett Burcher’s vid drop, there are so many niches of surfing to...

Watch “Engrained” Technicolor​ Slab Hunting

One of the rad things about surfing is how many different ways there are to enjoy it. Sunny beach break...

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