Justin Housman

Justin Housman

Justin lives, surfs, and whines about northwest winds in San Francisco. His beautiful wife endures.

8.22.14

Features

This Week in Webclips

The best videos of the week, all in one place

CLIP OF THE WEEK: Valhalla’s Coast The Lofoten Islands are way up at the top of Norway. They should also be way up at the top of your cold-water surf trip list. Pat Millin is a regular there, for reasons that will become clear once you watch this clip.   Tom Curren at J-Bay Curren […]

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8.19.14

The Culture

North Korea Open for Surf

Your dream of hitting North Korea's beaches has come true

Good news. According to the Pyongyang Times, North Korea’s tourism authorities are offering surf tours to international guests during “this present bathing season.” The first tours ran from July 28th through August 6th. So far three areas are open for tourists: Songdowon, Lake Sijung, and Majon. A quick search of Google Earth shows that these […]

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8.19.14

Random Happenings

NYC Bans the Boogie

No bodyboarding allowed in the Big Apple

And you thought the war against bodyboarding was over in the ’90s. This past week, the New York City parks department banned bodyboards on all New York City beaches. The city declared bodyboards to be, officially in the eyes of the law, “flotation devices,” and for some reason, flotation devices are not welcome at the […]

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8.18.14

The Culture

Slater Talks A.I.

A candid Slater talks about his rivalry with Andy Irons

Last week Slater told USA Today that he was not the most interesting man in sports. This week he sits down with Vice Sports to talk about, among other things, his Baywatch experience (mainstream interviewers seem to love asking about Baywatch) and his competitive relationship with Andy Irons. He also touches a tiny little bit on the […]

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8.15.14

Features

This Week in Webclips

The best videos of the week, all in one place

CLIP OF THE WEEK: Diamond of the Desert It doesn’t matter how many times you watch this webclip, that first barrel is straight mind-numbing. If you’re watching it on a laptop, flip it upside down and watch the footage that way. Whole new world.   Flames and Frost Just crazy, macking Shipstern’s Bluff, this time […]

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8.15.14

Features

R.I.P. Jay Adams

Legendary skater and Zephyr Surf Team member suffers heart attack

Jay Adams, star of the Z-Boys skate and surf teams in 1970s Venice Beach, has passed away after suffering a heart attack on vacation in Mexico. Stacy Peralta, fellow Z-Boy, passed along the news through his Instagram and Facebook pages, saying: “I just received the terribly sad news that Jay Adams passed away last night […]

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8.14.14

Features

Five For Brad Domke

An interview with the skimboard enthusiast and certified hellman

Brad Domke, 25 years old, from Wabasso, Florida, is a pro skimboarder who spent most of his summer on your computer screen, doing insane things on huge waves in Mexico. He’s a YouTube jewel. Domke used to compete on the pro skimboard tour, then took a break to chase huge surf. A couple weeks back, […]

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8.8.14

Features

This Week in Webclips

The best videos of the week, all in one place

CLIP OF THE WEEK: Teale Vanner, South Oz Teale Vanner’s name is probably the source of a great deal of his surf power. Teale. Vanner. How could he not be a ripper? Waves this good and this empty can’t hurt either.   Ryan Moore, Single Fin at Rincon Ryan Moore’s dad, Matt Moore, is a […]

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8.7.14

EOS

Happy Birthday Larry

The Rubberman, Larry Bertlemann turns 59

“In the future, surfing might be going into aerials; I call them Larryials,” said Larry Bertlemann in a 1982 interview. Larry, you were absolutely correct. Bertlemann, one of surfing’s greats throughout the ’70s, was a flamboyant pioneer of today’s high-performance shortboard style. “Rubberman” blended tuberiding, top-to-bottom vertical surfing, and early-stage airs in a package that […]

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8.6.14

Features

Get Real

Five much-needed reality TV shows for the surf world

Originally published in our July Issue. Unwatchable reality shows litter the cable and Internet TV landscape. Surf-themed shows are never good, but that’s only because they’ve lacked the right premise and the right stars. With that in mind, here are five pitches for surf-specific reality pilots, drenched in enough intrigue, sex, violence, booze, and drugs […]

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