Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

5.15.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of May 15th

Random happenings in surf for the week of May 15th

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5.14.15

Features

Mundaka Threatened, Again

Dredging and lack of rain may soon swamp the iconic lefthander

Remember when Mundaka just seemed to disappear back in the mid-00s? It’s always been a fickle wave, sure. But after the wave failed to show up in 2004 following a huge dredging project stripped away some 300,000 cubic meters of magic barrel-making sand from the mouth of the Oka river, Mundaka’s left was simply gone.

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5.13.15

Random Happenings

The Surfiest Flight Safety Vid Ever

Air New Zealand and Gabriel Medina want you to be safe in the skies

You’ve flown on Virgin Airlines, right? You know the dance party safety video they play before takeoff? Kind of charming at first, but ingratiating by the return flight? It’s the worst. Air New Zealand’s new safety video is so much better. Need help understanding how seat belts work? Alana Blanchard’s got that. Anastasia Ashley is

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5.12.15

Industry News

Sustainable Surf’s Earth Day Celebration

Greg Long and the Sustainable Surf crew did the ocean right in San Francisco

One of surfing’s most eco-conscious organizations, and the recipient of the 2014 Surfer Poll Agent of Change Award, Sustainable Surf threw an Earth Day bash/fundraiser last month in San Francisco, featuring Sustainable Surf ambassador Greg Long. The turnout showed just what a phenomenal job the founders of Sustainable Surf, Michael Stewart and Kevin Whilden, have

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5.12.15

Design Forum

Breaking Through The Fiberglass Ceiling

Kelly Connolly is not your average shaper

It’s only a matter of time, really. If you surf, live in the hills, and have chickens and rabbits roaming freely in the backyard, a kind of Morning of the Earth vibe will take hold of you. Before you know it, you’re out in a shed, wearing a flannel, sawing out single-fin templates by hand.

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5.11.15

The Culture

Surfers: Handle With Care

From world-class pros to workaday joes, oversensitivity is the rule in surfing

You can get away with bringing a comfort animal pretty much anywhere in the country these days. Fly commercial with a dog on your lap? Sure. Bring a pig with you to the DMV? Yep. Does your emotional-support lizard reduce personal anxiety? Go ahead and let it waddle next to you at an art gallery.

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5.8.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of May 8th

Random happenings in surf for the week of May 8th

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5.7.15

Features

Remembering Shawn “Barney” Barron

A photographic tour through Shawn "Barney" Barron's surf life

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5.5.15

Features

R.I.P. Shawn “Barney” Barron, 1971-2015

A Santa Cruz son passes away at 44

News is breaking from Santa Cruz that Shawn “Barney” Barron passed away Tuesday afternoon. Initial reports are that he suffered a heart attack, though details remain murky at the time of this post. Barney was part of a Santa Cruz vanguard that took the surf world by storm in the ’90s. A technicolor surfing dervish,

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5.5.15

Features

Talking Mav’s With Twiggy Baker

An excerpt from Rusty Long's new book, The Finest Line

If you’re a fan of the big-wave game, Rusty Long’s new book, The Finest Line, needs a spot on your coffee table. It’s packed full of heart-stopping photos of the planet’s fiercest waves, as well as interviews with some of big-wave surfing’s brightest stars. In this excerpt, Rusty sits down with Grant “Twiggy” Baker to

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