Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

6.17.15

SURFER Approved

Perfect Heats

Perfect is boring. Except in surfing.

Sure, we want our athletes human and imperfect and dripping with lovable character traits (see: Occhilupo, Mark), but by God we want their performances to be, well, God-like.

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6.15.15

Features

Every Wave Counts

After years of suffering with cystic fibrosis, Joshua Stiers found treatment in the surf

This past December, Joshua Stiers competed in his first surf contest, the Western Surfing Association tour stop at California’s San Clemente Pier. He was 26 years old and had been surfing for only four years. But that’s not the most unusual part of Stiers’ story. Statistically speaking, he shouldn’t even be alive. Stiers was born

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6.12.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of June 12th

Random happenings in surf for the week of June 12th

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6.10.15

Random Happenings

Giant Sharks, Vampire Squid, and Radioactive Worms

Three strong reasons to stay out of the ocean today

Meet “Deep Blue,” a 20-foot long great white who inhabits your nightmares and the ocean off the coast of Ensenada. Earlier this week Mauricio Hoyos Padilla posted to Facebook this video of a diver high-fiving the beast for some reason. I can’t stress enough how bad of an idea that is.   OK, so this

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6.5.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of June 5th

Random happenings in surf for the week of June 5th

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6.1.15

Features

John John Pulls Out of Fiji Pro

Ankle sprain drydocks surefire Cloudbreak fave'

Airs are dangerous kids. John John Florence capped off his Rio campaign freesurfing with Filipe Toledo in front of the old videocamera. As you can imagine, there were some hefty airs chucked. One of ’em ruined John John’s ankle, and therefore his Fiji event, and yours, if you were hoping to see what he’d do

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5.29.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of May 29th

Random happenings in surf for the week of May 29th

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5.26.15

Random Happenings

Point Break, Broken

Trailer for Point Break remake is...not great

Sigh.

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5.22.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of May 22nd

Random happenings in surf for the week of May 22nd

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5.21.15

Features

Straight Dope

Will performance enhancing drugs make inroads into pro surfing?

This past January, the hallowed, aged, and (it must be said) sticks-up-their-butted Baseball Writers of America voted only four players into the Baseball Hall of Fame: Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz. All of them deserving, and all of them blissfully free of the taint of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). Mark McGwire, Barry

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