Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

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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2.16.16

SURFER Approved

The Handplane You Can Eat

Enjoy is now building handplanes out of mushrooms

If you don’t bodysurf, start. It’s easy fun and impossible to take seriously. And while you don’t absolutely have to use a handplane—fins are far more important—you’re probably gonna want to give one a go, unless you’ve got the natural ability of Mark Cunningham. And if you do go with a handplane, you’ve now got

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2.12.16

Week In Review

Week in Review

Happy B-Day Slater! Danzig at the Beach! Mavericks Controversy!

Random Happenings in surf for the week of February 12th

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2.12.16

EOS

Gross History: Surfer’s Knots

"Fibrous half-domed lumps of thickened skin"

Not everything about the past is tinged with a golden glow. Unless you like golf ball-sized protuberances jutting out from where your knees and feet rub on your longboard while paddling. In the ’60s, “Surfer’s Knots” (or surfer’s knobs) were common (but weird) enough, that Time did a report on the things in 1965, reporting

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2.10.16

Features

Coastal Commission Saga Ends in Defeat

CA Coastal Commission fires executive director Charles Lester

After a nearly 12-hour-long hearing in Morro Bay, CA, the California Coastal Commission voted 7-5 to fire its Executive Director Charles Lester. This came on the heels of more than six hours of public speaking in support of Lester, and is greatly disappointing to the dozens of environmental groups that had rallied behind Lester, fearing

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2.9.16

Features

Three Decades of “The Eddie”

Our favorite moments from the legendary big-wave event

Thirty-two years ago, the first Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau event took place not at thundering Waimea Bay, but in mortal-sized surf at Sunset Beach. Six years after Eddie vanished into the sea while seeking help for the stricken Hokulea, Quiksilver executives, including Danny Kwock, Jeff Hakman, and Bob McKnight, teamed up with Eddie

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2.5.16

Week In Review

Week in Review

Jaws calamities! Joe Montana surfs! Legit kickflip!

Random happenings in surf for the week of February 5th

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2.4.16

Features

Jamie O’Brien: Competitive Bodyboarder

JOB to drag at Mike Stewart Pipe Invitational

Did you know that Jamie O’Brien has had a more successful competitive career as a bodyboarder than as a surfer? It’s true. He said so himself in a recent interview with the Association of Professional Bodyboarding: “I started bogging [sic? maybe?] when i was a little kid! I won all kinds of events and Nationals

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