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Wanna Go Out with Us? We’ve got a lot of parties coming up including sneak peeks of a new vid, Miami cocktails, World Premiere’s and Amsterdam shows

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Ok, we’re full on into summer now. We’ve made the calls and now it’s time to really get lathered up and into it. Starting this week, hell starting today, we’re going out. So we hope you’ll join us. Below is just the warm up to get you into early August and having a hell time with us. Get out your calendar.

Here’s a quick list of upcoming events we’d love for you to join us at. Fill in your calendar for free food, drinks, music and entertainment with us.

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World Premiere of Everything’s Wrong but in the Right Place

Wednesday July 27, Don the Beachcomber, Huntington Beach, CA

7 pm, all ages, new vid starring Ian Crane, Soli Bailey, Luke Hynd, Kai Hing, Colin Moran and Zak Condon with a live performance by Clean Spill.

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O’Neill’s hosting Sneak Peeks of our new vid Everything’s Wrong But in the Right Place starring Ian Crane, Soli Bailey, Kai Hing, Luke Hynd, Colin Moran and Zak Condon

Wednesday July 20, Virginia Beach, VA:

The Shack on 8th: 712 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Live Performance by Dyska

Free food and drinks

Free giveaways

Friday, July 22nd, Encinitas, CA: 

The Studio Encinitas: 1057 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA

Art and Photo Collab by Ben Brough and Nick Green

Live Performance by Dano Forte’s Juke Joint Freak Show

Free food and drinks

Free giveaways

Friday July, 22nd Newport Beach, CA:

7:30 PM Jack’s Surfboards: 2727 Newport Blvd

Live Performance by Blue Flowers

Free food and drinks

Free giveaways


Brixton Broadcast Amsterdam

Saturday July 23rd

Free show at Melkweg, Lijnbaansgracht 234A, 1017 PH, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Live Performances by Kadaver, Salem’s Pot and The Anomalys.


Crap Eyewear and Brad Elterman Zine Release

Friday, July 22 at 8pm.

If you’re in Los Angeles, this is where you want to be. If you need some background, watch our Artist Series on Brad Elterman below and you’ll understand. Details to come, for now, fill that calendar and prepare to order an Uber.



Soaked ‘n’ Stoked: Official Agenda Miami After Party

Monday July 18, Miami, FL 

F1rst Surf Shop 709 NE 79th Street, Miami, FL

Drinks start at 7, Live Performances by The Gun Hoes

Right, so the WSL starts again next week And hello, yes, we have some questions and concerns. Five exactly.

It is 6:30 am, picture the scene. It is 6:30 am and the crack of dawn in San Diego and I’m paying for a latte at the coffee shop I frequently go to. “And what,” the barista says as he takes my cash. “What do you think about the upcoming WSL season? What with the…

A quick ode to Uncle Gav Please buy this legend a cold beer. He is a surfing treasure.

Yesterday you heard we went to Samoa and got hit by a cyclone before finding blue tubes and cold beers in it’s wake at Salani Surf Resort. You also saw that Gavin Beschen was there. Well, Gavin flew in from Hawaii by himself, and in true Gavin fashion showed up to the camp solo, 8…

letters from what youth where ya been

“Where ya been?” A little update on our recent movements

Don’t you just love when people ask you that? Well, we do. And people been asking us – especially our mailman, cuz we haven’t been home in a while… so let’s see, where did we go… a little bit of everywhere really. We road tripped up the CA coast in a van thanks to you and…

Youth against the machine I’m so proud of you

Editor’s Note: Last Friday night I got emotional. I was watching recaps of what happened in the world that week and a lot had happened. Part of me was on the verge of tears watching young people, you, the youth, standing toe-to-toe with politicians and paid speakers and paid pros for the NRA, and I saw…

Outside the Comfort Zone San Francisco to Florida to the North Shore to “The Other Guys.”

It’s been one of those days. Weeks. Years. Hell, six years. I haven’t used my own soap in three weeks. My bag of clothes is soggy. I miss my bed and I’ve seen three time zones in a week, but I’ve surfed, talked, laughed, drank, filmed and even worn a headset and done commentary for…

Media Model Subsidy Line Noise Ordinances and surf video making with Mitch Coleborn, Harry Bryant, Nate Tyler, Colin Moran and more

This morning we received a note on our front door reminding us that this town operates under a noise ordinance and that we may have been in violation during our first night here. And I may know why. You see, we lucked into an AirBnb that’s equipped with a pool table in the sun room, and last…

what youth harry bryant surf trip

Well, you’re hired We reached out to you and you delivered. Now it’s time to go

Holy shit, it worked!  The idea hatched over a pitcher of margaritas the other night is a reality. And it’s all because of you. You have officially funded the What Youth California ramp hunt and now the boys are ready to send it. We’re starting tomorrow and making it official: The What Youth film project,…

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David Bowie Has A Book Club Maybe 2018 won’t be terrible after all

When history looks back at our bizarre little era, it will agree on one thing: Everything went to shit real quick right after David Bowie died. It’s baffling how quickly reality unraveled after David Robert Jones left us in early 2016. Muhammad Ali, Prince, Tom Petty and a whole bunch of people you really like passed…

Quiksilver has acquired rival Billabong In the least shocking headline you’ll read today

I know this headline isn’t as good as: “Iguanas are freezing and falling from trees.” Or “It’s so cold that sharks are dying.” But we’ll give it a shot. Quiksilver and Billabong are now owned by the same company. This was posted last night by our fabulous friends and drinking buddies and hard-hitting journalists at…

Hunter Martinez, San Francisco

2018: Fitter, Happier…still on antibiotics Here we go again

To be modern is to find ourselves in an environment that promises us adventure, power, joy, growth, transformation of ourselves and our world – and at the same time, that threatens to destroy everything we have, everything we know, everything we are…—Marshall Berman 2018 and I woke up strange. My FICO score changed (for the…

Blake Myers, Noa Deane

Save What Youth Dot Com And the rest of our little digital realm for that matter

I have loads of nasty habits. I drink six cups of coffee every morning, I let my wetsuit ferment in the back of my car because I’m too lazy to rinse it out, and I’ve caught myself watching the Oi Rio Pro un-ironically on several occasions. But there’s one stupid, habitual quirk I do every single…

what youth bruce brown rip

RIP Bruce Brown The man responsible for surfing’s greatest celluloid achievement is gone, but there’s no chance we’ll ever forget him

I was 12 years old and I remember leaving baseball practice of all things to go see the world premiere of Endless Summer II at the old Peirside Cinema in Huntington Beach. That night was the beginning of the end of my cleat-wearing years. Just me and my dad went and the electricity inside that…

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