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The New What Youth Top 34 We’ll unveil the new list Monday, March 13th

Ozzie Wright, Surfing, Byron Bay

Last year we introduced the What Youth Top 34. The idea being: we wanted a list that gathered a more dynamic group of surfers together. The criteria? Umm, this:

The perfectly inexact science that sees the surfers who represent themselves the most authentically through their surfing and living at the top. Their creativity rewarded. Their flaws embraced. Their zest and style counting exponentially. There are no numbers, it’s all feeling. Like music. Or poetry. Subjective. Like surfing should be.

Last year we dubbed Ozzie Wright What Youth World Champ. We were fresh off of spending a week with him in Byron Bay with his family, his surfboards, his paintbrushes and his vibe. And it won us over. His philosophy of “saying yes” really appealed to us and he’s been showing up and turning up all over the place. Ripping, smiling, shredding, rocking.

Who will it be this year? Well, we’ve got a pretty good list going, but we’re open to some last minute suggestions. Chime in on Facebook, Twitter, or at with your suggestions.

We’ll announce the new list on Monday.

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Dear Youth The fun that leads to sleep paralysis

“Never trust a thought that didn’t come from walking.” That’s a quote by an old madman by the name of Friedrich Nietzsche. He’s an existential pioneer and had one hell of a dark passenger throughout his life. But the man sure did drop some wisdom while he was here. I bring this up as a bit…

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Dear Youth A Treatise on Art and Coffee

Coffee is a drug. That’s masked by ubiquity and social acceptance but it’s just hot speed. Black hot wonderful speed. That thought lingered last Saturday morning as a nice young man in a waxed-cotton apron and mustache — and not a November mustache, but a real annual subscription to the thing — fixed my Guatemalan…

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