Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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


Week In Review

Week in Review 11/4/16

TV surfing! Silver Surfer is real! Sharks wanna surf too!

Random happenings in surf for the week of November 4th




A Case For Off-The-Rack Surfcraft

Sometimes the only thing better than a custom board is walking out of the shop with a sure winner

Of all the quirks that make up the inexplicable delights of our strange little surf world, the romance of the custom-built surfboard might be the most cherished quirk of all. I don’t really know if the market backs up that claim with actual financial statistics or anything, but anecdotally speaking at least, the cult of the



Week In Review

Week in Review 10/28/16

The Prince Takes His Crown! Halloween is Here! Backwash from Hell!

Random happenings in surf for the week of October 28



Week In Review

Week in Review 10/21/16

R2D2 Barrel! Pro Surf Posses! Shark Outsmarts Cage!

Random happenings in surf for the week of October 21st




Things We Wish Patagonia Would Make Next

Patagonia's making beer now - why stop there?

Patagonia recently announced that it’s selling beer. It’s called Long Root Ale, and it’s made with a super sustainable kind of wheat called Kernza that you can probably make wetsuits and down jackets and fishing waders from. At least I assume, anyway. And you can pair that beer with Patagonia’s sustainably farmed or caught or



Week In Review

Week in Review 10/7/16

Pros butcher French! Slater fights! Waveski revolution!

Random happenings in surf for the week of October 7th



Week In Review

Week in Review 9/30/16

Oh, Poopies! World's Best Longboarder? Drone Lifeguards!

Random happenings in surf for the week of September 30th



Fantasy Surfer

Fantasy Insider France: Maurice Cole Edition

Doesn't get much simpler than this

Australian shaping guru Maurice Cole moved his board-building business to Hossegor, France, in the early ’80s. He didn’t make that move for the moules frites, though that’s a fine enough reason. Cole was entranced by the relatively empty tubes spinning up and down the beaches near Hossegor. So was Tom Curren, and the two built



Random Happenings

Winter Surfing 101

How to shred the iciest of winter waves

Summer’s over, fall’s in full swing, and winter is bearing down on us all. What better way to get in the mood for carving up some icy waves than by actually carving up some icy waves? Since the water in California is still balmy September temps, Feral wetsuits had to send Tim Eddy and Taylor



Agents of Change

Secrets Of The Ooze

Algal blooms threaten our waterways, but inventor Rob Falken has figured out a way to mitigate the damage by making surf gear from algae

Not to be too alarmist, but algae is coming for all of us. Sure, a little algae may seem harmless, but it’s increasingly showing up around the world in the form of enormous algal blooms that are toxifying the bodies of water we depend on for drinking, fishing, surfing, and gazing upon while thoughtfully pondering.


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