Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

10.2.14

Videos

Pumping Iron with Colin Moran

It's called Pumping Iron for a reason

Colin Moran is part of the rag-tag Metal Neck crew. It’s also the name of a minor league infielder in the Houston Astros organization. I’m almost positive they aren’t the same person. Some people call him “The Goose.” The surfer I mean, not the ballplayer. Anyway, Colin Moran has the smoothest style you’re pretty much […]

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9.30.14

Features

Martin’s Beach Open for Biz

CA Judge and Governor Brown tell property owner to re-open public access

Since 2010, surfers and beachcombers who regularly spent time at Martin’s Beach, a picturesque little cove about 25 miles south of San Francisco, have been locked out of the place. Billionaire tech mogul Vinod Khosla bought a parcel of property that fronts Martin’s in 2008 for nearly $40 million, then two years later, closed the […]

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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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