Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

3.24.16

The Culture

Long Live The Surf Shop

Can surf shops survive the online shopping revolution?

As the Internet continues its inexorable march, stomping all the best parts of human civilization into dust in the name of convenience, one of the first casualties littering the road to the Matrix will surely be the independent retailer. As if the looming specter of big-box chains like Walmart and Costco Pied Pipering the middle

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3.23.16

Features

Get Ready For La Niña

What's Spanish for "disappointment"?

Boy, this El Niño, amirite? Good, I guess? Nothing but swell, swell, and more swell, with better-than-expected weather in Southern California in between bouts of biblical rainstorms, and bluebird skies shining down on Hawaiian juice for weeks on end. Northern California’s been punishingly stormy and huge all damn winter, but that’s how we like it.

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3.17.16

Features

The Futurist

Daniel Thomson is exploring decades-old theories in an attempt to unlock the future of surfboards

We really should have paid more attention in math class. Daniel “Tomo” Thomson clearly did, and now he’s making use of his interest in geometry and fluid dynamics to build some of the most bizarre and intriguing surfboards in the world. There was a time, not too long ago, when to stroll across the beach

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3.11.16

Week In Review

Week in Review

Steph is Back! Attack on the Drones! Dogs Take Noosa!

Random happenings in surf for the week of March 11th.

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3.7.16

Videos

Koa Rothman Takes Hawaii

Entire world is next

Every so often an edit comes along that’s a perfect blend of music-to-surf-clip. This is such an edit. I’ll give you three minutes and eight seconds to come up with a better song choice to accompany Koa’s heroic surfing in terrifying waves. Go ahead, I’ll wait. See? Nothing. This is perfect.

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3.4.16

Week In Review

Week in Review

Happy B-Day Occ! Bad Shark! Surfing Orca!

Random happenings in surf for the week of March 4th

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3.1.16

Opinion

Your Surfy Guide to the Candidates

What kind of surfer would each candidate be?

With Super Tuesday primaries being held today, let’s dip a toe into the fetid, disgusting waters of politics to ponder what kind of surfer each of the four major candidates might be, if they were regulars at your local lineup. An ocean-goers voter’s guide follows.   Donald Trump Trump arrives at the beach in a muscled-up

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2.26.16

Week In Review

Week In Review

Eddie Wipeouts! Dolphin Attacks! Drunk history!

Random happenings in surf for the week of February 26th

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2.24.16

Features

Mick Fanning to be a Part-timer in 2016

3x World Champ will likely miss bulk of 2016 season

Mick Fanning announced through a WSL press release today that he’ll be going the full Kelly Slater route and competing only in select WCT events the upcoming 2016 season. “This is definitely not a retirement announcement,” he told the WSL. “I’m going to take some time off and have a bit of a personal year,”

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2.19.16

Week In Review

Week in Review

Goodbye to Brock, Scary-big Nazare, and more

Random happenings in surf for the week of February 19th.

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