Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

5.14.14

The Culture

Friends of Jess

An ebay auction to raise money for the Nicholson family

But in March, Simon’s wife Jess died after fighting brain cancer for more than a year. Her passing leaves Simon as a single father to their young children Joel (5) and Anna (2). The Nicholson’s employed an aggressive regimen of expensive new cancer drugs in their fight for Jess’s life, which has left Simon with $25,000 in medical bills. The financial burden on his young family is immense.

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5.7.14

EOS

Kemp Aaberg Interview

A surf icon. Literally.

Kemp Aaberg, possibly the nicest guy to ever set foot on the sands of Malibu, turned 74 earlier this year. I called him at his Southern California home and took him back, way back, to when he was a gangly teenager—styling gangly teenager, sorry Kemp—getting jostled around the North Shore in the back of a rattletrap […]

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5.5.14

Photo Blog

Celebrate the Cinco

On Cinco de Mayo, here are five reasons to celebrate Mexico

It's not Mexico's actual independence day, but there's still reason to celebrate.

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4.29.14

The Culture

An Ode to Derek Hynd

Cheers to the most interesting surfer in the world

Derek Hynd is the most interesting surfer in the world.

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4.24.14

Random Happenings

Surf Science

A wave quality survey needs your help

Your knowledge is needed. Did you hate science in school? Don’t worry. You’re an expert when it comes to the observational science of breaking waves. And Dan Reineman—a coastal researcher, Stanford doctoral candidate, and more important, a surfer—wants to deputize you as a citizen surfer scientist. Your role as a citizen scientist is easy: take […]

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4.18.14

The Culture

The Thruster: Still Thrusting

Simon Anderson's famous Bells win, three decades on

Thirty-three years ago, Simon Anderson won the Bells event on his new-fangled three-finned thruster design. It's usually considered the big breakout moment for the thruster, but Anderson had actually ridden his new board weeks before at Burleigh Heads during the Stubbies contest.

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4.18.14

Opinion

North Shore 2: Please No

Design North Shore 2 outta the picture, haole

Did you catch that? Turtle is wearing a Chandler Surfboards T-shirt! Somebody actually made a shirt festooned with the Chandler Surfboards logo. People really, truly, love North Shore. And now some of the people who really, truly love North Shore are getting desperate to make North Shore 2, a mere 30 years after the original […]

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4.11.14

Features

Here Comes El Niño

It's Spanish for "The Niño"

Weather experts around the world are predicting an El Niño event for the fall/winter of 2014, overlapping with the winter of 2015. Normally, it’s pretty difficult for forecasters to decide during the spring whether or not we’re in for an El Niño or La Niña, for the same reason that springtime surf along the west […]

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4.9.14

Random Happenings

Humpback Whales Ruling Pipe

Hawaii's noblest locals

Lest you think surfing among mammals is restricted to dolphins, seals, and humans, feast your eyes on these humpback whales gliding unmolested into a set wave at Pipe. It’s a rare occurrence, and, according to the Internet, this may be the only photo of surfing whales in existence. While humpbacks are common in Hawaiian waters, […]

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4.8.14

Photo Blog

Jeff Divine on Exhibit

Mollusk San Francisco hosts Divine slideshow on April 12

There’s no better surf shop to host a ’70s-focused surf photography exhibition than Mollusk, the surf temple to all things retro. On April 12, iconic lensman and former SURFER photo editor, Jeff Divine, will present some of his favorite works, including many rarely-seen photos, in a slideshow/surf art presentation at Mollusk’s San Francisco location. He […]

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