Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

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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6.5.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of June 5th

Random happenings in surf for the week of June 5th

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6.1.15

Features

John John Pulls Out of Fiji Pro

Ankle sprain drydocks surefire Cloudbreak fave'

Airs are dangerous kids. John John Florence capped off his Rio campaign freesurfing with Filipe Toledo in front of the old videocamera. As you can imagine, there were some hefty airs chucked. One of ’em ruined John John’s ankle, and therefore his Fiji event, and yours, if you were hoping to see what he’d do

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5.29.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of May 29th

Random happenings in surf for the week of May 29th

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