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

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 few cold brews in the fridge but you need something a little more classy than that as you want to impress. What to do? It’s time for a little vino. For many, the wine game…

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 finds some very Kirra-esque little grinders somewhere in Mexico. And, of course, Mase puts his trademark all over it. Riding a Biolos shaped Lost model call “Little Wing”, Mason weaves, jukes and jives his way…

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 a screen. With all the clutter going on in surfing today, Mr. Langburne is such a breath of fresh air, if you will. This is a bit of a product plug but nonetheless it still…

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 recently made aware of a new company from Hawaii that is putting out a very interesting line of products. The company is called Demand and they produce aftermarket fin box tapes and ding repair tapes….

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 cool collaborations between existing partnerships. Makes sense and the results look pretty sick from what we’ve seen so far. In episode #1, Noah Wegrich and filmmaker Perry Gershkow headed down to Tahiti looking for 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 and the lasting impact Sonic Youth has had on many young minds during one of the most significant transition periods in rock music, and then well beyond. Founded way back in 1981, SY featured a…

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 also sometimes do, we were enjoying a margarita served up by our favorite bartender, Chuck. Chuck was going on about something, as he often does, of which had something to do with May 1st. 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 back. You know the one, jet ski toss, cameramen flying, etc. Well, some insane, state-of-the-art, big wave paddle surfing went down that day as well and some of the highlights are captured in the opener…

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...

Watch: “The Greatest Winter Ever to Hit France” Part Deux

All the hyperbole aside, the Hossegor region of France was off the chain this past winter. As we’ve mentioned previously,...

Watch: “Welcome Home” Featuring Chris Zaffis

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: There’s a boatload of underground talent out there. That...

Watch: Snapt4 “Grovel Camp” Featuring Jack Robbo

Either this is the greatest video release marketing campaign ever or Logan Dulien has pulled off a scam for the...

Watch: “Scored” A new series from Sam Piter

Pour le premier épisode de sa série “SCORED”, Sam PITER vous emmène au SALVADOR. What? No parlez-vous français? Yep, us...

Watch: Dangerously Fun Surfing Mason and Sheldon are nuts!

With each new episode from Mase and crew, the stakes are seemingly raised ever higher. Shallower. Sharper. Etc. In this...

Watch: “Lane Splitter” Oscar Langburne X Christenson Surfboards

With many of the world’s best surfers locked away in a random Newcastle hotel through a bizarre turns of events...

TAKE FIVE: EP 14 Who’s content is it anyway?

From what we understand, things were different back in the day regarding usage rights to creative content. Or more specific...

Watch: Von Froth EP 24 “The Grower”

If you follow Nic, you know he was on a bit of a holiday in Costa Rica of late. But...

Watch: “The Kids Are Alright” Featuring Dimitri Poulos

In these uncertain times, it is comforting to know that the youth of surfing is thriving. Okay, that might be...

Watch: “Russell” A brief introduction

Russell Bierke hardly needs an introduction within surfing circles. The man has redefined the hellman, slab junky genre and his...

Watch: “Bio Haz” featuring Harry Bryant

As surfing’s high flying country jester, the “Haz” has been entertaining us for years now, and this film does not...

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