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Listen: Fanny A look back in time

Skate legend, turned jazz musician extraordinaire, Ray Barbee, dropped a little wisdom last week on his Insta feed. If you missed it, a short video was posted of a band from the 60s-70s called Fanny. The band was comprised of the Millington sisters, June and Jean, and a somewhat rotating collection of other great female…

Watch: “TOBLOB” Featuring Liam O’Brien and Toby Mossop

Of course, anything put together by Beran Hall is going to be worth watching so when this little gem popped into the inbox we were obviously excited. The general premise being two young, hot Aussies just surfing in some mostly heaving beachies. Not a bad recipe. As has been the case of late, COVID did…

Watch: “Surfing Portugal” Mason hits Europe

In this episode, Mason is in Portugal chasing WSL Challenger points and of course, he finds a barreling reef right in front of a pile of rocks. He just wouldn’t have it another way. Not sure if this was before or after a disappointing early dismissal in the comp, but as usual Mase finds a…

Watch: “Hossegor is ready for the Quik Pro” From RIPITUP

The boys at RIPITUP have been sending quality clips faster than we can post um! With one thing in common being that the Southwest of France is just super consistent wave-wise. You would be hard-pressed to find another region that offers up quality beach break surf like these lucky souls get to enjoy on a…

Take Five EP 24: Is it time for surfers to unite in the cause of ocean health?

Here we go again. As has been widely reported, a major oil spill has occurred off the coast of Huntington Beach. Apparently, one of the “rigs,” as the local fishermen call them, or more precisely, oil production facility Elly, which is connected to her sister rig Ellen a few miles off the coast, had a…

Watch: “Summer Street” Featuring Seth and Josh Moniz, Noa Mizuno, and a few of the boys

For whatever the reasons, certain Hawaiians seem to have an adept ability to pump out quality content. Zeke, Barron, and of course Maui’s surf media kings Albee Layer and Matt Meola, among others, have been keeping YouTube well stocked with the goods from Hawaii. Of course, they have the waves, the turquoise blue water, and…

Watch: “Buzzed” Featuring Reef Heazlewood

With the US Open in town last week, we were blessed with lineups featuring some of surfing’s finest talents. Reef Heazlewood being one of them. At what looks to be some solid Newps, a wave or two at Lowers, and a few up at HB – including a dreamy barrel that could have been anywhere…

Watch: “Lost Track Atlantic EP 4” Torren and Ishka push deep into Africa

As the boys wrap up an epic journey down the coast of West Africa, they stumble into yet another empty right point. Torren puts his stylish approach to work in what has become his trademark: alone. There has been considerable discussion over the years about the pro and cons of solo surfing, but perhaps having…

Watch: “Late Dust Bowls” Tube-hound Jonathan Gubbins scores again

As we’ve mentioned, if there is a heaving left doing its thing there’s a good chance Mr. Gubbins will be...

Watch: “Hossegor Awakens” More from the RIPITUP crew

As we’ve mentioned before, the Southwest of France usually goes kind of dormant wave-wise in the summer months with all...

Watch: Mason and Sheldon The San Clemente Pier

It’s been there forever, so it seems. Actually, it kinda has as it was originally built way back in the...

Watch: “Snapt4 Leftovers” The Jack Outtakes

Well folks, the moment we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. What is surely one of the most anticipated surf...

Congratulations Gabriel Medina Was it ever in doubt?

Number three really came as no surprise, to us anyway. Yes, Gabriel Medina is the best competitive surfer alive today...

Watch: “Barrel Seasons Begins” Fall in Southwest France

The guys at RIPITUP have been sending us consistent clips all year of what might have been 12 months they...

Watch: “ASCENSION” A flick from Saffa Adin Masencamp

Adin Masencamp has been on the radar for a bit now, which ain’t easy when you live and surf in...

Take Five: EP 23 Who is deciding what is good surfing?

The topic has been tossed around for years, more like decades actually. What is good surfing? So when Kelly ripped...

Watch: Cola Bros Barra

Overall, the CT comp down in Mex was a bit of a disappointment this year. Not much swell, bars not...

Watch: Von Froth at Greenbush “Is this the heaviest session ever in the Ments?”

Not sure where to even start with this one. Nic Von Rupp, and a varied crew of merry madmen, have...

Afternoon Interview: Tama Hanneman A three minute look into the future

A few weeks back we started getting DMs and clips from a young, blond charger that reminded us a lot...

Watch: Zeke Lau “UnLeashed” Town Swell/Ultimate Surfer

In this episode, the Kewalos kid, Zeke Lau, scores some fine town surf with girlfriend Jenna and a friendly crew...

Watch: Ho & Pringle Productions Ala Moana

Someone from the Ho family has been dominating All Moana for over 50 years. It started with Michael, beginning way...

Watch: “Von Froth” The Macaronis Dream

Well, simply, Mr. Von Rupp is on a bender of a surf trip. And, here he goes again scoring perfect...

Watch: “Que Chiva” O’Neill’s Strike Mission EP 5

O’Neill has been dropping some cool edits of late. Primarily, a series titled “Strike Missions” which is loosely based around...

Watch: Von Froth “The Art of Scoring”

If you’ve been following along, then you would know that Nic Von Rupp has been absolutely scoring lately, to say...

Meet: Mateus Herdy Brazil’s newest superstar?

What Youth: Where were you born and raised? Mateus Herdy: I was born and raised in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina. In...

WY Recommends: Kelsen Get your groom on

Surfers, and in this case skaters as well, have been getting together for some time now to start various business...

Watch: “Landes, today” The southwest wakes up

The Hossegor/Biarritz region isn’t really known for its summer surf. A wind-swell here or there, maybe a pulse from a...

Watch: “Green Lines” A throwback tribute to our favorite Frenchy

After the 9 or so years of producing, curating, stealing and every other way known to man to acquire quality...

Olympics Japan A What Youth final take

The Olympics wound up today and depending on who you ask, it came with many varied successes as well as...

Watch: “The Baby Search” Mason finds some sketch

All this sand bar perfection Mason has been scoring just kinda goes against his nature. You know, the ultra-shallow, sharp...

Watch: “Back to OZ” Featuring John Florence

Of course, we know that John Florence just finished up his participation in the landmark Olympic surfing event, held in...

Listen: The Backseat Lovers And how to sneak backstage

One of our loyal followers of all things What Youth, Zach Del Valle, recently hit us up with an interesting...

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