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Crusty Classics ~ Doped Youth

by Ben P on August 1, 2017[edit]



Taking a surf mag to school is still the coolest thing in surf media. Growing up in the 90’s and early 2000’s there was a brilliant magazine by the name of “Waves”. Annually they would produce a feature film and the cult classic of Doped Youth is up there amongst the best of them.

Illustrating the cast as a bunch of rambunctious individuals featuring Chris Davidson, Luke Stedman, Ozzie, James Catto, Dingo, Slater, Kong, Parko and Mick. The storyline centres around Ozzie and crew pitting their band, Doped Youth, up against Slaters bohemian Groovey Avalon outfit. Tension between the two bands in the story sparks some good rivalry, subtle dry humour and raw punchy surfing to tie it all together.

The super raw footage and the comical soundtrack evokes a style in surfing you don’t see anymore. At the time Dope Youth was released, Poor Specimen Productions were producing movies like Campaign, Loose Change, Hit and Run. All had a very similar feel to Doped Youth which is something that you don’t see in today’s movies.

Sit back and have a laugh at this classic surf movie and remind yourself – its just surfing, its just fun.

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