Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

9.30.14

Random Happenings

Greg Long on Fear

A blunt interview with one of history's finest big-wave riders

Greg Long peered over the edge of everything in 2012 when he nearly drowned after falling on a massive wave at Cortes Bank. Well, technically, according to Long, he did drown, experiencing a non-fatal drowning. In this interview with Vice Sports, Long opens up about dealing with the his fear of the ocean after his […]

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9.26.14

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of September 26

Random happenings in surf for the week of September 26.

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9.25.14

The Culture

Leila x Sophia

The Hurst sisters take to the Huntington surf with Life Rolls On

Get a little inspiration heading into the weekend. Sophia Hurst—sister to pro surfer Leila Hurst—was born with spina bifida, a spinal condition that causes disability. That doesn’t keep her from getting out into the water occasionally with Leila. Back in August, Sophie and Leila took part in a Life Rolls On event at the Huntington […]

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9.25.14

Features

Michael Scott Moore Freed

Surf journalist set free after nearly three years held hostage by Somali pirates

American journalist Michael Scott Moore, best known in the surf world for his 2011 book Sweetness and Blood, was released by his kidnappers Tuesday after being held ransom for almost three years. Moore was in Somalia conducting research for a book on piracy. On January 21, 2012, Moore was captured by a group of armed men […]

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9.23.14

Industry News

Greg Long’s Big Wave Journey

"To the Edge and Back" event features Greg Long talking story about big wave surfing

  Date: September 25th Time: 7-9pm Cost: $10 (Buy tickets) Location: Hermosa Community Theater (710 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, Ca 90254) Don’t miss this special evening with Greg Long: Greg Long will take you on an edge-of-your-seat tour of the world of gigantic waves, predator encounters, remote exploration, high-seas adventure and more, woven into a […]

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9.23.14

Features

Vote For Your Favorite Reefs

National Geographic grant money at stake for study of surf break reef systems

Surfer/scientists Clinton Edwards and Clifford Kapono from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San Diego want to bring the world’s attention to the health of the world’s coral reef systems. Specifically, they’re concerned with the reefs under some of the best and most famous waves on the planet, including Pipeline, Teahupoo, and Cloudbreak, among others. […]

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9.22.14

Opinion

What’s in an Acronym?

Don't think too hard about the ASP/WSL rebrand

Predictably, the masses have spoken, and they’re not exactly tripping over themselves in a rush to embrace the ASP’s name change to the WSL. This was expected by the ASP brass. It’s why they made their big announcement at 4 p.m. on a Friday—the time slot typically reserved for the news dump. If you’re going to […]

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9.19.14

Features

This Week in Webclips

The best videos of the week, all in one place

CLIP OF THE WEEK: Lowers Amp Sessions Ah, the joy of crowded Lowers on a hyped south swell. This last week the swell was so hyped that professional surfboard riders from all over the world beelined for sleepy little San Clemente and had themselves a good old time down there at the Trestle. You’d almost […]

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9.19.14

Features

Warmest Oceans Ever

Scientists confirm record high global water temperatures

This entire summer, California surfers have been enjoying the warmest water in most of our memories. Here in San Francisco, we’ve been wearing springsuits since July, an extreme rarity in these parts, and certainly not something you’d expect to be able to get away with for months at a time. Now the bad The […]

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9.18.14

Features

Jordy and Steph Take Lowers

Jordy Smith and Stephanie Gilmore, your Hurley Pro and Swatch Pro champions

There was a moment in his post-Semi interview when Jordy Smith’s will almost seemed to buckle. He was clearly relieved to be in the Final—against John John Florence, who’d just smacked Kelly Slater in their Semifinal—and the close observer might have thought: “Ah, Jordy you’re a little too happy to be there.” Probably not the […]

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