Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

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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5.2.15

Features

Dorian Dominates WSL Big Wave Awards

Big Night for the Big Islander

It was an educational night at the 2015 WSL Big Wave Awards. Many things were learned. First, people love, and I mean love, Brad Domke’s skimboard act at giant Puerto. By far the biggest applause and the most riotous shouting went down when his rides were flashed on the big screen. When Domke came in

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5.1.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of May 1st

Random happenings in surf for the week of May 1st

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4.28.15

Features

Josh Kerr Slides Into The WSL’s Big Wave Tour in Chile

Five questions with a very ballzy Kerrzy

This should be fun & interesting! Heading to Chile to compete in the @wsl Big Wave World tour event! 9.0 + 10.0 #sackup A photo posted by Josh Kerr (@josh_kerr84) on Apr 28, 2015 at 11:04am PDT Josh Kerr just received a last-minute invite to this week’s Quiksilver Ceremonial Big Wave Tour event at Punta

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4.24.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of April 24th

Random happenings in surf for the week of April 24th

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4.24.15

The Culture

Happy Birthday, In God’s Hands

17 years later, where has the time gone?

Let’s go back to the late ’90s, just for a few minutes, I promise. Unbuttoned white dress shirts were cool. Baggy stonewashed jeans were cool. Wire-framed sunglasses, believe it or not, cool. Tribal armband tattoos, also somehow cool I guess. Porno for Pyros were as close to cool as they would ever be. Shaun Tomson was maybe the

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