Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

7.2.13

Features

Greatest Rides of Tom Servais

The soft-spoken photographer opens up about three of his most celebrated images

For decades Servais has quietly built a legendary portfolio of some of surfing’s most treasured photos. I recently spoke with Servais about his contributions to the “Greatest Rides” list. Servais, easily one of the most published photographers in the 1990s and 2000s, was quick to humbly deflect praise, chalking up his success to luck and lots of hard work.

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7.1.13

The Culture

Surfing’s Best Beards 2.0

Round Two of our tribute to the finest beards in surf

We just couldn't help ourselves.

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6.27.13

Movie

Uncharted Waters

Master stylist and recluse extraordinaire Wayne Lynch gets the biopic treatment

Griffin traces Lynch’s surfing life from annointed teenaged surf messiah, to reluctant, world-beating competitor, to wizened, hermetic sage. And the journey, I’m pleased to report, is an absolute joy.

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6.20.13

Reviews

Surf-Themed Beers

Five surf-inspired brews worth a post-session taste

Surfing sells. Brewmasters know this and style some of their beers accordingly, but how do the surf-themed suds go down after a long session? I decided to take one for the team and engage in a personal tasting of a smorgasbord of beers, all of which had surfy names, or pictures of surfboards on the label, or some other means of cozying up to surfing's marketability. These five were the champions of my grueling taste test.

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6.18.13

The Culture

R.I.P. Bob Meistrell

Legendary waterman and co-founder of Body Glove passes away at 84

On Sunday, June 16, Bob Meistrell, co-founder of Body Glove Wetsuits, passed away. He was 84.

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6.16.13

Features

Injectable Air?

Scientists develop microparticles that can allow long periods without breathing

The next push against big wave surfing’s frontier may come from an unlikely source. Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital announced last year that they’ve successfully completed tests of an injectable form of oxygen that they hope will be able to keep a human being alive for up to 30 minutes without breathing. We’re looking at you here, G-Mac.

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6.14.13

Features

Trestles Toll Road Extension

A segmented approach to construction will be voted on Wednesday, June 19

On Wednesday, June 19th, the Regional Water Quality Control Board will vote on whether or not to allow the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) to begin constructing the first section of the embattled 241 Toll Road extension.

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6.7.13

The Culture

Commemorating a Surf Pioneer

Nick Gabaldon Day celebrates Black surf culture

On Saturday June 1st, dozens of inner city kids ventured splashing and laughing into the gentle waist high peaks near Santa Monica Pier to get their first taste of surfing. Many of these kids had never before even visited the beach. No longer a far-flung and exotic pastime for those kids; surfing that day became a very real and very pursuable activity.

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6.6.13

The Culture

Jack McCoy on Surf Films

McCoy's newest film is now available for streaming. What does that mean for surf movies on the big screen?

When I asked what prompted him to begin a project like A Deeper Shade of Blue, McCoy, with some degree of frustration, explained that he more and more felt that “the surf industry is going off the rails; they just started losing a connection with their roots.”

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5.30.13

The Culture

Surf Webisodes Review

"Who is JOB?"; "Surf House"; "Alana Blanchard: Surfer Girl"; "Shred Show"

The relentless maw of the internet has gushed forth many surfy webisodes. Here are reviews for four of the newest.

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