Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

6.30.15

The Culture

Watch: Curt Harper, Surf Legend

"Curt" tells the story of one of the surf world's finest people

I’d never heard of Curt Harper until I watched this short film. By the end of it, he’d become my favorite surfer. Curt is one of the most touching, rewarding films you’ll see in years. It tells the story of Curt Harper, a 49-year-old surfer who’s grown up with the challenges of autism, and who’s befriended

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6.26.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of June 26th

Random happenings in surf for the week of June 26th

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6.24.15

Features

Unconventional Wisdom: Shaun Tomson

59, Santa Barbara, California

The fundamental role of a pro surfer, or any athlete, is to inspire. I’ve always considered it a responsibility. Throughout my career I’ve given talks at schools and I’ve tried to be positive about my life and my surfing, and I’ve always hoped that positivity would inspire kids. My book, The Surfer’s Code, was at

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6.19.15

Random Happenings

Red Crabs of the Apocalypse?

Southern California beaches inundated with tiny red crabs

No need to panic, unless you suffer from ostraconophobia (fear of crustaceans—very reasonable I might add), but thousands and thousands of little red crabs, called tuna crabs, are washing ashore on Southern California beaches. Normally, these little dudes float around toward the tip of Baja. But warmer waters have carried them north and deposited them

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6.19.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of June 19th

Random happenings in surf for the week of June 19th

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6.18.15

The Culture

The Best Surf Film Trailer of the Year

"Forbidden Trim" can't get here soon enough

Well, this looks absolutely incredible. Waiting for the new Star Wars is painful enough. But now we have to wait for Forbidden Trim too? Criminal. Super 8 film. Hand-built sets. Curren surfing a weird board in a hat. Dolph Lundgren lookalikes rising from jungle ponds. An honest-to-God plot. Take all of my money, director George

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6.17.15

SURFER Approved

Perfect Heats

Perfect is boring. Except in surfing.

Sure, we want our athletes human and imperfect and dripping with lovable character traits (see: Occhilupo, Mark), but by God we want their performances to be, well, God-like.

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6.15.15

Features

Every Wave Counts

After years of suffering with cystic fibrosis, Joshua Stiers found treatment in the surf

This past December, Joshua Stiers competed in his first surf contest, the Western Surfing Association tour stop at California’s San Clemente Pier. He was 26 years old and had been surfing for only four years. But that’s not the most unusual part of Stiers’ story. Statistically speaking, he shouldn’t even be alive. Stiers was born

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6.12.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of June 12th

Random happenings in surf for the week of June 12th

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6.10.15

Random Happenings

Giant Sharks, Vampire Squid, and Radioactive Worms

Three strong reasons to stay out of the ocean today

Meet “Deep Blue,” a 20-foot long great white who inhabits your nightmares and the ocean off the coast of Ensenada. Earlier this week Mauricio Hoyos Padilla posted to Facebook this video of a diver high-fiving the beast for some reason. I can’t stress enough how bad of an idea that is.   OK, so this

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