Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

7.25.14

Features

The Week in Webclips

The best videos of the week, all in one place

CLIP OF THE WEEK: Joel. Coming in at number one on the Morning Cup of Jazz on KSFR FM Radio—the smooth stylings of Mr. Joel Tudor. Kick back, relax, and cross-step your way into the weekend.   Nick Rozsa, Still Homegrown Rozsa, still homegrown, and still ripping the shit out of any wave in the […]

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7.25.14

SURFER Approved

Hess Surfboards: The Box

Open up a box of fun

The wood grain may make it look heavy, but it's featherlight, glides into waves with little effort, and gets up on rail like a champ.

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7.24.14

Random Happenings

Skeet Derham, Bullseye Nias Drop

Terrifying airdrop to barrel to claim

  This Nias video is a little bit dark, so what you can’t see is the panicked moment mid-drop when Derham’s heart literally beats out of his chest, then he grabs it out of midair, then stuffs it back into his body. After that, Derham’s rail bites, he locks into a screamer, and comes flying […]

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7.24.14

Opinion

The WCT Globetrotters

This version of pro surfing brings Sweet Georgia Brown to the surf

“If you were given a blank piece of paper and told to go off and design pro surfing, what would you do?” —Sean Doherty, SURFER Magazine, July 14, 2014 I’ve got two words for you Sean: Harlem Globetrotters. Do Australians watch the Globetrotters? Can you, Sean, even whistle the tune to “Sweet Georgia Brown”? Nevermind. […]

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7.18.14

Features

The Week in Webclips

The best videos of the week, all in one place

CLIP OF THE WEEK: I Love Taylor I think we can all agree on the title of this clip, and just leave it at that.   Battle at Bank Vaults Not only is the surf incredible, and the surfing impressive, but man, is that not the bluest surf session in history? The first few waves […]

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7.18.14

Features

Jeremy Flores Suspended

ASP boots Flores from the U.S. Open and Tahiti after tirade to the judges

The ASP has announced that Jeremy Flores has been suspended from all competition until August 27, 2014. This means he’ll miss the Prime-series U.S. Open of Surfing, and the WCT Billabong Pro Tahiti—a venue at which Flores typically shines. After a close (and debatable, if you’re so inclined) Round 2 loss to Sebastian Zietz ended […]

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7.16.14

The Culture

A Blank Rincon Canvas

And Trevor Gordon is an artist

In Rincon's recent years, there's been a cultural flowering of a full-on Byron Bay-style movement toward the "Whatever Floats Your Boat" school of waveriding. Gordon is a de facto ambassador.

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7.14.14

Random Happenings

Biggest Skimboard Wave Ever

Brad Domke goes XXL in the most finless way possible

Too big for a finless board. Too big to be able to maintain any kind of control with that sort of speed. Too easy. I mean, Lord knows how many times Domke was massively ruined during this session, but that ride looked like cake. For him. But then, there are his hands.

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7.11.14

Features

The Week in Webclips

The best videos of the week, all in one place

CLIP OF THE WEEK: Dale Staples, Skeleton Bay We’re about six months away from the complete and total takeover of all surf video footage by the GoPro POV shot. Might as well get used to it. This Clip of the Week is yet again from inside the tube—this time it’s Dale Staples, on a perfect […]

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7.9.14

Features

R.I.P. Sonny Miller, 1960-2014

Cherished filmmaker passes away

Reports are that Sonny Miller, the man responsible for some of the very best surf films of the 90s, including 1997′s SURFER Poll winner, Searching for Tom Curren, passed away on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack. Sadly, Miller’s mother died just last week. Miller’s career in surfing started in the ’80s as a photographer for SURFER […]

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