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Old Fashioned road trip down the South Coast of Australia Collected Thoughts 034

Dion Aguis Creed McTaggart What Youth

PHOTO: Neville

A mix of young and old, hunting for onshore reefs but also rising before sunrise in search of golden light. Are we getting old? I remember filming for Modern Collective, the photographer would bang his tripod on the ground, accidentally knock your mattress at first light and roust you awake. We wanted no crowds and onshore beach breaks, he wanted golden light silhouettes and offshore winds. If we had risen then, we may have scored incredible photos, instead we slept, hunting clips and ramps.

We are currently driving down the south coast of Australia, it’s the first surf trip for Epokhe where co-founders Dion Agius, Mitch Coleborn and myself loaded up a variety of cameras, boards and newly signed ambassador Creed Mctaggart.

This is more than just a trip, we have an underlying need to do something special. Hence the 4 a.m. wake ups. Are we old with a new appreciation for light, does Creed think we are fucken lunatics? Maybe we are, I’m torn.

Amongst a certain anxiety to make sure we dont burn through all our money getting skunked on this fickle Australian coast, we are shooting burnt out forests, skating, gambling on the dogs, shooting more, fucking around and trying to do things you should on a team trip. Nothing better than ending the day at a small Australian pub, Coopers on tap, working with friends has never been better. Be sure to get psyched for What Youth issue 3 where you can dive in and see what we make. —Kai

Dane Reynolds photographed by Kai Neville In Japan What Youth

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This is Dane on the train to Osaka, in Japan. Osaka is about an hour from its airport and our exit flight left the next day, and as none of us had been to Osaka we decided to ride in and see the sights. The city turns out to be rad, like a smaller Tokyo,…

Craig Anderson photographed in New York by Kai Neville What Youth

Craig Anderson between the bars Collected Thoughts 002

Photo by Kai Neville Kai took this photo of Craig a little before 1 a.m. in Brooklyn, New York. They’re leaving the strange party they wandered into after a Dirty Beaches show at Williamsburg’s Glasslands Gallery — truly they did, they sauntered all Australian through some odd open side door and into someone’s loft, where…

John John Florence in Barbados

John John in Barbados Collected Thoughts 001

This is John John Florence by the ghost of an Olympic pool at an abandoned resort in the parish of St. Lucy near the northern tip of Barbados, and what a useless cavity in the ground has he got here. The walls are too vertical to skate, there’s no water to ease the heat, there’s…

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