Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

8.31.15

Videos

Russell Bierke Touches the Void

The moodiest of beat-downs

Oh, Russ Bierke, thank you. Thank you for having the steel spine it takes to pitch oneself into watery oblivion, and to do so in the most glorious of slo-mo, crystal clear video edits. There’s a moment in here, right about the 2:11 mark, where young Bierke nearly crosses the event horizon into the beautiful,

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8.31.15

Features

Tracing the Future

New motion-tracking device mines the deepest, darkest secrets of your surfing data

Big data is all around us. It’s lurking over your shoulder even now (don’t look). Everything we’ve ever pointed our cursors at while perusing the Internet is recorded in a quietly humming database somewhere in Silicon Valley. Our phones drop little digital breadcrumbs everywhere we go, leaving a trackable and monetizable GPS trail. And now,

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8.28.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Mason Ho Courts Death! John John Gets Salty! Bodysurf craziness!

The randomest happenings in surf for the week of August 28th.

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8.25.15

Features

Growing Foam

Are we on the cusp of an algae-based surfboard revolution?

All petroleum is made up of algae (and other micro critters—sorry, not dinosaurs, despite what you may have heard) that’s been fossilized and compressed and heated over eons. Once sucked from the earth, petroleum is refined into, among other things, polyurethane (PU), the compound that makes up the foam used in the overwhelming majority of

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8.24.15

Features

125 Years of the Duke

Raise a glass to Duke Kahanamoku, born 125 years ago today

  If you’ve visited Google this morning, and of course you did, it’s the world’s most popular piece of digital real estate, you probably, hopefully, noticed Duke Kahanamoku’s handsome face smiling back at you in today’s “Google Doodle.” Duke, the most famous—and by leaps and bounds the most important—surfer in history was born 125 years

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8.21.15

Week In Review

Week In Review

Shaun Tomson Still Rips! Making Coffee in the Barrel! Tia Does Playboy!

Random happenings in surf for the week of August 21st.

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8.18.15

The Culture

From Peter Drouyn to Westerly Windina

An interview with Jamie Brisick about surfing's first transgender star

The first time Australia’s Peter Drouyn stormed pro surfing’s stage in the early ’70s, he came from seemingly nowhere—a Queenslander in an era dominated by Sydney surfers. He ran off a string of impressive contest results, including three podium finishes at Bells Beach (’71, ’74, ’77); first place at the Makaha International (’70); and an

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8.14.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random Happenings in surf for the week of August 14th

Random happenings in surf for the week of August 14th

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8.7.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of August 7th

Random happenings in surf for the week of August 7th.

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7.31.15

Week In Review

Week In Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of July 31st

Random happenings in surf for the week of July 31st

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