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Straight Forward: Clay Marzo Episode 005

As far as triumphant returns go, chalk this one up there with Odysseus.

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Dear Youth Mega Semadhi, Bali

Nate Lawrence: “After a few months in California [Nate is originally from Santa Cruz and still spends about 5 months a year there], it’s so good to be back in Bali. The crowds aren’t too bad and there are waves all over the island. But it’s hot. Really hot. It’s the kind of heat you…

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Off Beat: Mitch Crews Episode 015

A lot of you may be getting your first introduction to Mitch Crews via his post-heat interviews on webcasts now that he’s a famous competitive surfer. But we don’t really know that dude. The dude we know has actually been a staple in the back of the van cracking us up for years. We filmed…

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8 things you should be doing for your surfbard shaper Good advice from a good man: CS Louis

EDITOR’S NOTE: CS Louis has spent the majority of his life serving the God’s of core. He’s decided to pass along some of the wisdom that comes with this territory. And he’s starting at the top: our shapers. (Hopefully you have one). They are the men who mold the loves of our lives. Here is…

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Deanna and Ed Templeton, Vancouver Back Den 007

This is a photo of Deanna and Ed Templeton. Both great artists. Both great photographers. Both great people.

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Dear Youth Buy books

I just got a new magazine in the mail yesterday. Forgot I even ordered it actually. That’s the best. Search the Internet for rad shit, put 16 numbers on a dotted line and forget all about it. Two weeks later, a book shows up at your doorstep. The joy that comes with tearing into a…

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Dear Youth Mikala Jones in sunglasses

No offense to Mikala Jones, but this is the worst photo I’ve ever taken in my life. Mikala is a great guy. And I probably should have listened to his the subtle complaints he made and shot this differently. First I had his sunglasses off, but the gold reflector was shining his eyes so bad…

Taj Burrow straight forward surfing what youth

Straight Forward: Taj Burrow Episode 004

Thank you Taj, for continuing to do this.

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Craig Anderson and Kai Neville plan the future Collected Thoughts 062

Road trips are like tidal waves, the stories drift like the soundtrack. It was maybe around Wollongong zone on a...
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6 things you should never do to your surfboard shaper Good advice from a good man, CS Louis

EDITOR’S NOTE: CS Louis has spent the majority of his life serving the God’s of core. He’s decided to pass...
Kelly Slater photographed by Mark Oblow for what youth surfing

Kelly Slater, Costa Rica Back Den 006

This photo is of the best surfer to ever live.
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Lizards of Summer Episode 005

Last night Ellen Degeneres broke Twitter. Today, we’re breaking the whole damn Internet. With an all new Lizards of Summer....
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Dear Youth Not a sponsored message

Since tending to the neoprene department at the local surf shop I worked at as a kid, a Volcom party...
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Dear Youth If a woman does not love the sea, then she is no woman for me

I have nothing to report. I sit behind a computer all day and get drinks with girls at night. Occasionally,...
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Dear Youth Nate Lawrence on photography

Editor’s Note: There just aren’t enough things in life like Nate Lawrence. Which is unfortunate, because he fucking rules..at everything....
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Dear Youth A night in London with Kai Neville

Camden Town. Following our recent film trip to the Canary Islands, I stopped off in London for a night. For...
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Panther Vision Madsteez

Madsteez is immortalized in celluloid by the magician filmmaker Jamie Heinrich.
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Geoff Rowley, Los Angeles Back Den 005

Geoff Rowley was being mobbed by kids asking for his autograph at the X games in LA.
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Adolescents: Yago Dora Episode 005

Prepare to watch the needle shift. No amount of hyperbole can prepare you for this video of Yago Dora.
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Dear Youth Creation > Curation

“It’s easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It’s a lot more difficult to perform one.” ―Chuck Palahniuk
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Bruce Irons and Sonny Miller, France, 2001 Back Den 004

These colors taste like music.
jay Davies surfing at home in western australia what youth

Riding Bareback The house and home and surfing of Jay Davies

I went on a bit of a rant the other night over chips and salsa regards to how gnarly Jay...
Dane reynolds reading books what youth

7 Books you will psych on And should totally read

No one reads anymore. Which is probably why we read. But we’re realists too. Reading is hard in today’s culture....
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What Youth Drinks: The Negroni Orson Welles favorite drink (and ours too)

Editor’s note: It’s not a big secret that we like to drink. We travel. Write. Film. Photograph. Surf. Skate. And...
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Conversation With: Ozzie Wright From What Youth Issue 5

Ozzie Wright loves Indonesia more than any other place on earth. He first came here as a fetus in his...
Mitch Coleborn what youth

Conversation With: Mitch Coleborn A man in transition

Mitch Coleborn walked into our headquarters with a deep red beard and a visible glow about him. He is one...
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Conversation With: Shane Dorian A youth on the run in France, circa 1994

There was a time in surfing (and this wasn’t long ago) before there were surf team managers,“handlers,” full-time video guys,...
kelly slater interviewd by dane reynolds what youth issue 3

Conversation With: Kelly Slater by Dane Reynolds Dane Reynolds explains how he got his interview with Kelly Slater for What Youth Issue 3

He shot the photos. Did the interview. Transcribed it. Edited it. Got it in on time. And managed to produce...
Gavin Beschen what youth issue 3 conversation with

Conversation With: Gavin Beschen A Stylish Gentelman

We’ve always been fans of Gavin Beschen. His demeanor, personality, and career path: all really inspiring — and he did...
Tanner Gadauskas what youth issue 3 conversation with

Conversation With: Tanner Gudauskas

In What Youth Issue 3 we speak to a lot of humans, including Shane Dorian, Gavin Beschen, Kelly Slater, Ben...
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Conversation with: Lee Clow The man who taught us to “Think Different”

Lee Clow is maybe today’s most respected advertising creative, sort of the Michael Jordan of making you want things. He’s...
Luke Hyned adolescents what youth surfing

Adolescents: Luke Hynd Episode 004

Australia may have more than a shark problem. They may need to start culling really stylish, powerful goofyfoots too.

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