Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

3.16.15

Features

Big-Wave Stress Is Good For You

Now get out there and take your medicine

Few moments in surfing are as unpleasant as the gut wrench that comes from sprint-paddling over a menacing set wave only to be confronted with that wave’s meaner, panic-inducing, and much bigger brother behind it, looming up from the depths of a watery hell. Doesn’t matter if you’re Shane Dorian squaring off against a 60-footer

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3.13.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of March 13th

Random happenings in surf for the week of March 13th.

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3.10.15

Videos

Lay Day Ripping on the Goldy

Good, but not good enough for the Quik Pro

I’ve watched plenty of ‘CT heats that were held in far worse waves than are offer in this video. I’d also be thrilled to surf most of these waves. But the WSL brass is serious about the whole “best surfers, best waves” thing, so they’ve sat on the beach with their arms crossed, while firmly

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3.6.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of March 6th

Random happenings in surf for the week of March 6th.

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3.3.15

Books

Richard Kenvin’s “Surf Craft”

Celebrating the art, craftsmanship, and history of surfboards

SURF CRAFT By Richard Kenvin $29.95 at The MIT Press Until just a few weeks ago, San Diego’s Mingei International Museum featured an exhibition charting the art and history of surfboards, curated by bespectacled hydrodynamics enthusiast Richard Kenvin. The collection was breathtaking, and included early twentieth century bellyboards from around the world, plenty of Bob

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2.27.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of February 27th

Random happenings in surf for the week of February 27th.

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2.26.15

Videos

Sterling Spencer Goes Bowling

Smoothing his groove at a lovely pier bowl

Bear with me here: To test the artsy timelessness of Sterling’s epic pier sesh, I watched this edit on mute with Ghostface Killah’s “Nutmeg (featuring the RZA)” playing over the top of it. (To each his own.) And you know what, it works just fine that way too. This just goes to show that Sterling

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2.20.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of February 20th

Random happenings in surf for the week of February 20th.

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2.17.15

Random Happenings

Getting Rocked at North Point

Man fall down go boom

Since the dawn of time, dudes getting busted up trying to rock dance out to the jump-off spot has been hilarious. Case in point, the timelessly funny travails of this would be North Point charger who’s entry to the lineup was rudely rebuffed by nature. The slipping, the falling, the splashing, the beating. It’s funny,

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2.13.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of February 13th

Random happenings in surf for the week of February 13th.

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