Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

4.14.16

Reviews

None More Fun Than the Fish

"Fish" doc tells story of the world's most fun board design

  Considering that surfing has no real purpose other than pure fun, it’s a bit amazing that riding an easier board—the quickest, most simple way to be sure you actually have fun in every session—was either ignored, or outright mocked for most of the last, oh I don’t know, let’s say, three decades. Still is,

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4.8.16

Week In Review

Week in Review

Nightshredding with JOB! Wilko Goes Off (at the bar)! Vader Surfs!

Random happenings in surf for the week of April 8th

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4.4.16

Features

Can Wave Power Save Us?

Incredible new tech draws power from the sea

Ocean Waves May Hold The Key To Endless Renewable Energy This technology turns ocean waves into electrical power and fresh drinking water. Posted by The Huffington Post on Thursday, March 31, 2016   Harnessing wave energy to power our cities could be one part of the holy grail of clean energy production. But it’s also

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4.4.16

Videos

Get Pulped with Noa Deane

Up close and personal with the Deaner's hacking and hucking

I watched this video about three times before I even realized it was in black-and-white, so captivating is Noa Deane’s performance paired with hard-driving music. This is how surf clips should be. The slo-mo biz at the beginning not your jam? Take a deep breath, wait, and enjoy what comes next.

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3.30.16

The Culture

The Last Best Surfer

Kelly Slater is known as the best surfer in the world. But will anyone ever agree on that title again?

If you’re the sort of surfer who takes time to read this magazine and aren’t simply flipping through the pages to drool over the photos, then I’m confident I can sketch a spot-on picture of you, dear reader. You’re a man, roughly 31 years old. You’re a goofyfoot, and you surf twice a week. You

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3.29.16

Features

Bowing to Bob

Do you like your surfboard? Then you like Bob Simmons

Bob Simmons was born 97 years ago today, and died 35 years later, in 1954. In that brief lifetime, Simmons came up with pretty much all the good bits of the modern surfboard. Finely-tuned rails? Bob. Nose lift? Bob. High-performance fins? Bob. And all this by the1940s. Simmons was an early adopter of fiberglass coatings

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3.25.16

Week In Review

Week in Review

Slater Reveals All! Tom Brady Shreds! Pint-sized Rippers!

Random happenings in surf for the week of March 25th

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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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