Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

8.25.15

Features

Growing Foam

Are we on the cusp of an algae-based surfboard revolution?

All petroleum is made up of algae (and other micro critters—sorry, not dinosaurs, despite what you may have heard) that’s been fossilized and compressed and heated over eons. Once sucked from the earth, petroleum is refined into, among other things, polyurethane (PU), the compound that makes up the foam used in the overwhelming majority of

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8.24.15

Features

125 Years of the Duke

Raise a glass to Duke Kahanamoku, born 125 years ago today

  If you’ve visited Google this morning, and of course you did, it’s the world’s most popular piece of digital real estate, you probably, hopefully, noticed Duke Kahanamoku’s handsome face smiling back at you in today’s “Google Doodle.” Duke, the most famous—and by leaps and bounds the most important—surfer in history was born 125 years

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8.21.15

Week In Review

Week In Review

Shaun Tomson Still Rips! Making Coffee in the Barrel! Tia Does Playboy!

Random happenings in surf for the week of August 21st.

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8.18.15

The Culture

From Peter Drouyn to Westerly Windina

An interview with Jamie Brisick about surfing's first transgender star

The first time Australia’s Peter Drouyn stormed pro surfing’s stage in the early ’70s, he came from seemingly nowhere—a Queenslander in an era dominated by Sydney surfers. He ran off a string of impressive contest results, including three podium finishes at Bells Beach (’71, ’74, ’77); first place at the Makaha International (’70); and an

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8.14.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random Happenings in surf for the week of August 14th

Random happenings in surf for the week of August 14th

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8.7.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of August 7th

Random happenings in surf for the week of August 7th.

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7.31.15

Week In Review

Week In Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of July 31st

Random happenings in surf for the week of July 31st

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7.29.15

The Culture

From My Cold, Dead Hands

Hollister Ranch, Martin's Beach, and the battle for public access

Vinod Khosla wants you to stay the hell off his beach. A co-founder of Sun Microsystems, noted multi-billionaire, and occasionally celebrated green-tech crusader, Khosla paid $37.5 million in 2008 for Martin’s Beach, a 53-acre parcel situated about 25 miles south of San Francisco in San Mateo County. The last thing he wants is a bunch

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7.24.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of July 24th

Random happenings in surf for the week of July 24th

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7.22.15

Features

Another Shark Attack at Reunion

Non-fatal but fully-terrifying

Details are still a bit vague, but there’s been another shark attack on Reunion Island, this time at the fabled lefthander St. Leu. South African expat Davy Stolk, who runs a surf shop in Reunion, told Zig Zag Magazine that it was the first time anybody had surfed St. Leu in a month. The attacked

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