Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

8.1.16

EOS

Stoke Up Your Monday

Nothing wrong with a quick surfy pick-me-up

Perhaps where you live, it isn’t literally the coldest place in America today (Seriously, 58 degrees in San Francisco, lowest temp in continental U.S. for what seems like the sixty-millionth day in a row). Maybe it’s sunny and warm and the waves are plentiful and life is softly singing sweet nothings in your ear. It’s

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7.29.16

Week In Review

Week in Review 7/29/16

Mick on ESPN! Teahupoo Carnage Beckons! Revolution of the Whales!

Random happenings in surf for the week of July 29th

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7.28.16

Features

The Other North Shore

Waves along Lake Superior's frozen northern coast can be just as good as any found in the ocean. Just don't expect surfing them to be easy

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7.27.16

Features

The World’s Best Surf Contest is not on the WCT

Rip Curl Padang Cup gives us Curren v Curren v Ho v Irons. Yes please

You ever watch the Rip Curl Padang Cup? Happens every summer, kinda under the radar, really gotta be paying attention to know it’s going on. But it’s almost always the most interesting event of the year. Splendid surf, beautiful backdrop, very talented tuberiders riding lots of tubes. Waves not good enough? They don’t run it

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7.22.16

Week In Review

Week in Review 7/22/16

Gudangs in the news! Pokemon in the surf! Whales and boars attack!

Random happenings in surf for the week of July 22nd.

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7.21.16

Opinion

Ocean Floor Mining: The Next Terrible Thing

"The New Gold Rush" doesn't sound so great for the oceans

Because we won’t be satisfied until the entire surface of the earth has been rendered in a never-ending pursuit to greedily dig up things that can be burned for fuel or hammered into profitable metals regardless of the consequences, humankind’s most adventurous profiteers have now set their sights on mining the depths of the sea floor

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7.15.16

Week In Review

Week in Review 7/15/16

Pro Surf Economics! Occy Sings! Happy Birthday Mike Ho!

Random happenings in surf for the week of July 15th

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7.14.16

The Culture

Surf Naked: It’s National Nude Day

Don't knock it 'til you've tried it

Loosen your boardshorts, untie those bikini straps, undo whatever you have to undo to slink out of a one-piece—it’s National Nude Day! The “holiday” started in New Zealand in 1976, though nobody apparently really knows why, or how, but it exists anyway, overshadowed in importance—and just barely—by France’s Bastille Day. Speaking of Bastille Day, this

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7.8.16

Week In Review

Week in Review 7/8/16

Cape St. Kelly's Wave Pool! Jonah Hill Skates! More Wipeouts!

Random happenings in surf for the week of July 8th

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7.7.16

Opinion

Should Beach Access Always Be Free?

Santa Cruz's "Privates" and the politics of public access

God help me. I’m about to argue that sometimes beach access fees might not be a bad thing. Since the 1940s, there has been a locked gate fronting Opal Cliffs Beach, often called “Privates,” a small Santa Cruz beach just east of The Hook, with a soft, longboard-friendly point/reef wave out front, and a delightful

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