Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

9.19.13

The Culture

Best Surf Cars Ever

As a surfer, you are what you drive

It's a scientifically established fact that you surf better when you show up to the beach in a completely dialed-in surf rig. It's also a fact that you will heinously ruin the interior of a normal sedan with wax, sand, and foul smells if you're wedging boards and suits into the back. You need a good surf car. If you're perusing Craigslist for dedicated surf transport, here are the models you want. All can be had for less than $7,500

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8.29.13

The Culture

“Compassing” with Cyrus Sutton

The easygoing filmmaker talks about his new travelogue through Mexico

Cyrus Sutton, he of Stoked and Broke and Korduroy.tv fame, has just finished the edits of his new, light-hearted travelogue/surf film, Compassing. Sutton spent two months living in a converted van, trekking through Baja and Mainland Mexico, getting tubed, eating peanut butter, and hanging with fellow vagabonds Kepa Acero and Rob Machado.

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8.21.13

The Culture

The Surf-Specific Degree

Giving the B.S. degree a whole new meaning

If you’re a high school surfer panicking about what to study in college, or if you’re the parent of one and you’re worried that your young shredder doesn’t have the academic commitment for a university degree, there may be hope for the both of you.

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8.20.13

Features

Fantasy Heats Round 2

Curren vs. Knox, Nuuhiwa vs. Tudor, Machado vs. Rasta, Andersen vs. Gilmore, White Lightning vs. The Iceman.

It's time for many of you to dust off the old DVD player and educate yourself with a surf film history lesson.

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8.15.13

The Culture

“Surfin’ USA” Is No. 1?

Yahoo readers send the Beach Boys' 1963 single to the top of the summer songs chart

For the past month, Yahoo! ran a “Greatest Summer Song of All Time” voting battle, and the Beach Boys’ Surfin’ USA somehow came out on top. Everybody’s favorite non-surfing surf rock band narrowly edged-out the legions of parrotheads who voted for Jimmy Buffett’s "Margaritaville."

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8.15.13

Opinion

I Want the Fun Back

Attention surf movie auteurs: watch Metal Neck and learn

Surfing—and by extension, surf movies—has the tendency to take itself way too seriously. I’m bored of serious. Give me Ozzy Osbourne cameos, milk vomiting, and Metal Jimmy. Give me relatable surfing. Metal on the soundtrack is awesome. Pranks are heartily welcomed. Give me back the fun.

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8.2.13

The Culture

Five Weird Ways To Go

It's not all sharks and headfirst trips to the bottom that should worry you while surfing

While surfing is not particularly dangerous, spending lots of time in an unpredictable ocean, with Lord knows what swimming below and around you, and reefs, rocks, sandbars, and sharp, pointy surfboards all in play, the possibility of an unpleasant death always lurks. Here are five weird ways that your next session could be your last.

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7.29.13

The Culture

The Slow is Fast Tour

A very Malloy bike trip along the California coast

Men. Doing manly man stuff. Guys with beards driving tractors, harvesting crops, riding horses, driving pickup trucks. This is the Malloy way.

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7.26.13

Features

Fantasy Heats

Slater 2005 vs. Slater 2013. Archy vs. Dane; Shaun Tomson vs. Parko; Pottz vs. Jordy. Ando vs. Wilko. You vote on the winner.

You know those slow moments during a contest webcast when your mind begins to wander and you start to imagine what it would be like if yesteryear's pros surfed against today's ASP darlings? You do that too right? Ever wonder if an in-their-prime world champ from the '80s would stand a chance against the current crop of title contenders? How the best freesurfers on the planet would fare when thrown into the bloodthirsty world of competitive surfing? We composed a fantasy slate of two-man heats to find out.

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7.22.13

The Culture

Where Are They Now?

Serena Brooke on transitioning from the World Tour grind to motherhood

Serena Brooke was one of the surf world’s best-liked and brightest stars in the late 1990s and early 2000s. This past spring, Brooke moved on to the most important chapter of her life, giving birth to twin girls. She's raising the future shredders with her long-time partner, visual artist Emma Sheldrake. We caught up with Serena to find out what post-tour life has been like.

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