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Lizards of Summer Episode 003

This episode features late night antics at the office, Noa Deane’s alter-ego, a couple hip motherfuckers at Lowers, Brendon Gibbens dancing, Dillon Perillo’s morning commute and a lot more.

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Dear Youth We back at it

“Well, I’m out of here on Saturday,” Nate Lawrence just told me. Another round of trips are leaving and waves of new projects are hitting the road. 2013 was incredible. And if you want you can see for yourself here, but we can’t stay idle for long. Kai and Nate have plane tickets, rental cars…

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Dear Youth: Prepare for Panther Vision

I’d say that’s all we can do. Attempt to prepare you. Although there’s not really any way to do that. But this is your warning shot for our new monthly series of celluloid called Panther Vision presented by Volcom. The series was created exclusively for What Youth by Jamie Heinrich — who’s a creative freaking…

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Hate Starring Cailin Russo

Cailin Russo illustrates all the wonderfully powerful and destructive qualities of beauty and sex. We love her.
But this is hate.

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2013 Memoirs A year in review

Let’s skip the cliche’s: 2013 is done and gone, but we recorded most of it. So here it is, set to what is most definitely our most medieval tune ever (thanks Cukr!). If we could find a way to warn you we would, but we’re already on the run into 2014. Happy New Year to…

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Sand Trade (Missed the cut, Made the grade) Chippa Wilson and Creed McTaggart in West Oz

We recently spent some time in the windy west of Australia to film for an upcoming (and still secret) film project. We brought Chippa Wilson and Creed McTaggart. While John Respondek was the master lensman, Ben Harney tagged along and managed to create his own vibe with these photos above which didn’t make the deadline…

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Photo Credit: Quinn Matthews Portfolio 002

PHOTOS AND CAPTIONS: Quinn Matthews Quinn Matthews is a young, talented and ambitious photographer from California. He recently went to Hawaii with a fresh eye, met Nate Lawrence and sent us this batch of really unique looks from Hawaii. While I personally think Nate Lawrence is just recruiting more and more young photographers so he…

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Fairly Normal: Christian Fletcher Episode 013

An honest, authentic, death-defying Fairly Normal on Christian Fletcher and the infinite and un-ending influence he’s had on us all.

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Christian Fletcher, Bali 2013 Collected Thoughts 060

Hunter S. Thompson claimed: “There is no honest way to explain [the edge] because the only people who really know...
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What Youth Issue 6 Trailer Video tour of our months on the run

We’ve now revealed the cover shot — a three-year-old Christian Fletcher — now it’s time to take a moving stroll...
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What Youth Issue 6 On Sale Now

On the cover: A three-year-old Christian Fletcher photographed by his dad Herbie Fletcher in 1974. We bled for this issue....
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Dear Youth The Copenhagen project today at noon

This is a photo snapped by Blake Myers of Kai Neville shooting film of Arto Saari, who is shooting a...
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The Copenhagen Project A film by What Youth in collaboration with Monster Energy

It’s only been within the last few years that we’ve noticed enough crossover in surfing and skating that the idea...
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Park Peek with Shane O’Neill A Copenhagen Project Prequel

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Copenhagen and it’s skateboard culture it’s that there is nothing in the world...
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Meet Arto A Copenhagen Project Prequel

Arto Saari really needs no introduction. He’s put out some of the best skate parts in history and continues to...
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Color Me In: Danny Fuller & Michael Barron of Byrne Surfboards Episode 003 Presented by Futures

Danny Fuller and Michael Barron go for a paddle in Huntington Beach and debate the art of shaping in it's...
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The Copenhagen Project Trailer 2

This is the second trailer for our new film The Copenhagen Project. We’ll be releasing it December 13, 2013 right...
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Afternoon Interview: Geoff Rowley Episode 011 (Part 2)

"Now's a good time to reinvigorate and get ready for the next wave of destruction — and I hope surf,...
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Lizards of Summer Episode 002

There's no explaining this. It's a celebration.
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Deadline Update Collected Thoughts 059

OK, we’re not as fucked as before. But when you make a lot of rad shit, this sort of thing...
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Afternoon Interview: Geoff Rowley Episode 011 (Part 1)

Geoff Rowley walked into What Youth with a skateboard under his arm, standing in the center of our warehouse and...
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The Copenhagen Project Trailer 1

It’s one of the last skate events for outlaws. It’s free-spirited, real skate culture. Shit will happen and it will...
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Creed McTaggard in Panama Collected Thoughts 058

“I could picture myself just going there and hiding out for like 4 months and losing myself — just getting...
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A dispatch on airwind from C.S. Louis in South Africa Collected Thoughts 057

Editor’s note: For those of you familiar with our printed books, you may recognize the name C.S. Louis from a...
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Photo Credit: Hamish Humphreys Portfolio 001

ALL PHOTOS AND CAPTIONS: Hamish Humphreys It’s no big secret that What Youth photographer Nate Lawrence is one of the...
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South African corner pocket Collected Thoughts 056

Brendon Gibbens and Noa Deane are on the run. Bali to Oz to Indo again and now they’re hunting ramps...
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Dear Youth From the terminal

These artifacts detail a long-winded sitting. With an interesting man. Who had a lot to say. The setting was perfect....
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Lizards of Summer Episode 001

Just a bunch of lizards sunning themselves all over this funny rock we live upon.
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Dear Youth: Taj Burrow, Creed McTaggart and Jay Davies farewell session in the West

We made our beds at Taj’s house this morning. Packed up and toasted the forever legendary one himself for his...
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A Coffee with Ozzie Taken from the pages of What Youth Issue 5

Ozzie Wright loves Indonesia more than any other place on earth. He first came here as a fetus in his...
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Dolan Stearns tre flip, Lake Henshaw Dam Collected Thoughts 055

“I was nervous for sure — but more nervous-excited just to skate the spot.” Dolan Stearns recently stomped this tre...
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Fairly Normal: Dolan Stearns Episode 012

It's rad to meet someone like this. It's nice to know they still exist, beneath the surface of the mainstream,...

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