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

Conversation With: The Shrine Chatting with one of the heaviest bands of our time

“I WAS LOOKING FOR A SINGER FOR A WHILE AND AS SOON AS THE THREE OF US JAMMED TOGETHER I WAS LIKE, ‘FUCK, THE THREE OF US CAN MAKE ENOUGH NOISE AND HAVE BIG ENOUGH AMPS THAT WE DON’T REALLY NEED ANOTHER PERSON OR ANOTHER OPINION IN THE MIX.” – THE SHRINE, 2015 What Youth: how long have you…

Conversation With: Mike Piscitelli Fucking Awesome, photography and Ozzy Osbourne

“I dropped out of school at the end of ninth grade and I pretty much ended up working in the porn industry (behind the scenes).” How did you get here? I’m originally from the Valley, outside Los Angeles. I dropped out of school at the end of ninth grade and I pretty much ended up…

Conversation With: Kevin Terpening On moving from Ohio, working on his Huf part and celebrating his dog’s birthday at Petco

Kevin Terpening is a pro skater for Huf. He’s said that he gets psyched to skate by watching Marine Layer. We went to his house to work on an upcoming Fairly Normal part. And we lucked out, it was his dog’s birthday. So we partied at Petco and talked about how a small town boy…

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Conversation With: Photographer Jason Reposar “I guess I can say all this now that I’ve been convicted and deported.”

Former Transworld photog who vanished from the U.S. reappears…with Metallica.

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Conversation With: Christian Fletcher “Live fast and die last.”

Interview by: Leo Maxam | Photos by: Herbie Fletcher Editor’s note: By now you’ve hopefully had a chance to watch our Fairly Normal on Christian Fletcher that we shot in Bali. On the back of his motorbike. Proving ourselves. Nearly dying. But getting the interview. And hopefully you’ve gotten a chance to get a copy…

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Conversation With: Pontus Alv & Arto Saari At Polar Skateboards, Malmo, Sweeden

Committed to creativity

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Conversation With: Craig Anderson Snowboarding, boogieboarding and new shades

Craig Anderson has been a busy man. He did a strike mission to Samoa with some boogieboarders for last minute Cluster clips. He just designed and released a new sunglass frame with Electric called the Txoko. He’s joined the Huf footwear team. Dropped his Cluster part. And then went snowboarding for the first time in…

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Conversation With: Frank Ockenfels From What Youth Issue 9

He’s shot everyone. From Jenna Jameson to George Clooney to Lemmy from Motorhead. But what truly interested us about Frank Ockenfels (FWO3) was his process. Because photography seems to be in a bit of a transitional predicament. As more and more people gain access to and are inundated with imagery on phones and computers, the…

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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 mother’s womb. We recently picked up a coffee and dove into Ozzie’s brain and had him open the chest on his favorite Indo adventures — from the his first trip here with Rabbit Bartholomew as…

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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 of the founding fathers of fuck-you freesurfing in the modern generation and we wanted to hear how he’s transitioning into a maturing surfer, climbing the ranks of the world qualifying tour and why he feels…

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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, webcasts, board caddies, managers or agents. And during this time, surfers still managed to travel the globe together, renting cars and houses, making food on their own, living the dream abroad. During that time they…

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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 one of the most fascinating interviews we’ve read in a long time. Dane explains how it came together and offers up a small sample of the interview from the mag. Dane: “Well the Kelly interview…

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