Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

9.17.15

Features

Why Surfing Soothes PTSD

Outside Magazine explores healing benefits of our watery lifestyle

We surf for countless reasons, many of which change session to session: the mindless fun, the adrenaline-soaked thrills, to tap into the mysteries of the universe, or just as slaves of addiction. But for those suffering from PTSD, surfing is increasingly seen as an invaluable and uniquely effective therapeutic treatment. In an article published to

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9.16.15

SURFER Approved

Ripping in your 60s

May your surfing, like Shaun Tomson's, age like wine

Did you watch the Heritage Heat at the Hurley Pro last week? If not, take a moment, watch it below then come back, I’ll wait. In fact, I’ll still be there, re-watching it long after you’ve left—don’t worry, I’ll shut the lights off when I leave. Now take a look at the pic above, taken in a

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9.11.15

Week In Review

Week In Review

Random Happenings in surf for the week of September 11th

Random happenings in surf for the week of September 11th

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9.10.15

The Culture

Rebel Whisper

Is surfing's rebel culture dead?

A few years ago, the Supreme Court justices climbed atop their bench, raised their gavels as one, and shouted to all the land, “Fuck it! No more fines for profanity on broadcast TV!” Well, sort of. Basically the Court tossed out a bunch of fines the FCC was desperately trying to levy on the networks for some uncensored

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9.9.15

Features

Freddy Patacchia Retires

Tour veteran steps aside after stellar Hurley Pro heat

Freddy Patacchia knows how to exit with style. At the Hurley Pro this morning, mere moments after earning a perfect-10 for obliterating a Lowers right on the way to a first round heat victory, Patacchia announced that his first round heat would be his last. Like, ever. ASP Rookie of the Year in 2005, the

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9.9.15

Features

Shawn Dollar Suffers Broken Neck

Santa Cruz charger expects full recovery

A photo posted by Shawn Dollar (@shawndollar) on Sep 8, 2015 at 1:37pm PDT Over the weekend, Santa Cruz’s Shawn Dollar suffered a brutal wipeout that left him with a broken neck and a concussion. According to the San Jose Mercury News, Dollar was surfing a Central Coast break and was pitched headfirst into a

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9.4.15

Week In Review

Week In Review

First double backflip ever! Surf bro wisdom! Surfing in heels!

Random Happenings in surf for the week of September 4th

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9.2.15

Random Happenings

Notes From the Outerknown Release Party

Kelly Slater, an artisanal marshmallow, and Jason Statham walk into a bar...

This is the difference between Kelly Slater and the rest of the surf world. When Noa Deane and Creed McTaggart eventually drift away from their sponsors to start their own line of tattered baseball tees and black hightops, their release party will be attended by the Metal Neck crew, Al Knost, breathtakingly thin girls slathered

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9.1.15

Videos

Get Down on Mento Bento

Kaito Kino really wanna dance

See what good music does for a surf clip? Blows the fun fuse to smithereens. Look at Kaito Kino shredding to the good time tunes here. Have you ever wanted to move to Hawaii, or lose an entire day dancing to Kool and Gang, more in your entire life? Of course not.

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8.31.15

Videos

Russell Bierke Touches the Void

The moodiest of beat-downs

Oh, Russ Bierke, thank you. Thank you for having the steel spine it takes to pitch oneself into watery oblivion, and to do so in the most glorious of slo-mo, crystal clear video edits. There’s a moment in here, right about the 2:11 mark, where young Bierke nearly crosses the event horizon into the beautiful,

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