Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

6.18.13

The Culture

R.I.P. Bob Meistrell

Legendary waterman and co-founder of Body Glove passes away at 84

On Sunday, June 16, Bob Meistrell, co-founder of Body Glove Wetsuits, passed away. He was 84.

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6.16.13

Features

Injectable Air?

Scientists develop microparticles that can allow long periods without breathing

The next push against big wave surfing’s frontier may come from an unlikely source. Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital announced last year that they’ve successfully completed tests of an injectable form of oxygen that they hope will be able to keep a human being alive for up to 30 minutes without breathing. We’re looking at you here, G-Mac.

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6.14.13

Features

Trestles Toll Road Extension

A segmented approach to construction will be voted on Wednesday, June 19

On Wednesday, June 19th, the Regional Water Quality Control Board will vote on whether or not to allow the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) to begin constructing the first section of the embattled 241 Toll Road extension.

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6.7.13

The Culture

Commemorating a Surf Pioneer

Nick Gabaldon Day celebrates Black surf culture

On Saturday June 1st, dozens of inner city kids ventured splashing and laughing into the gentle waist high peaks near Santa Monica Pier to get their first taste of surfing. Many of these kids had never before even visited the beach. No longer a far-flung and exotic pastime for those kids; surfing that day became a very real and very pursuable activity.

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6.6.13

The Culture

Jack McCoy on Surf Films

McCoy's newest film is now available for streaming. What does that mean for surf movies on the big screen?

When I asked what prompted him to begin a project like A Deeper Shade of Blue, McCoy, with some degree of frustration, explained that he more and more felt that “the surf industry is going off the rails; they just started losing a connection with their roots.”

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5.30.13

The Culture

Surf Webisodes Review

"Who is JOB?"; "Surf House"; "Alana Blanchard: Surfer Girl"; "Shred Show"

The relentless maw of the internet has gushed forth many surfy webisodes. Here are reviews for four of the newest.

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5.23.13

The Culture

Rob Machado’s Custom Van

Craftsmen Jay Nelson builds Machado's new ride

Jay Nelson builds fantastic wooden vehicle sculptures. Rob Machado drives one.

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5.14.13

The Culture

Tiny Perfect Waves

Celebrating the possibilities of mini pointbreak rights

Small wave slidin'

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5.10.13

The Culture

The Top 5 Beards in Surf

Sometimes, a surfer is only as good as the beard that wears him.

The surf world is occasionally blessed with prodigious facial hair. Here's a list of contemporary favorites.

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5.9.13

The Culture

California Gold

Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction is a surf history buff's dream

The beer will flow, the auctioneer’s gavel will fall, and wallets will lighten at the Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction, May 11, at the Orange County Fair and Events Center. A fundraiser for the non-profit Surfing Heritage Foundation, the auction, themed “California Gold,” will offer more than 40 historic surfboards alongside other pieces of cherished surf history memorabilia.

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