Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

3.27.15

The Culture

Through Morocco’s Lens

Thomas Campbell's "Seeing Fatima's Eyes" is a stunning collection of desert surf imagery

In the surf world, Thomas Campbell is probably most known for his warm, sepia-tinted paeans to surfing’s retro-fun side in his films The Seedling, Sprout, and The Present. But Campbell’s been snapping shutters for far longer than he’s been making surf movies. He’s also been surf tripping to Morocco for the past 20 years, often with

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3.25.15

The Culture

The Surf Pier to Rule Them All

Cocoa Beach kindly requests your surf tourism dollars

Dave Netterstrom, the mayor of Cocoa Beach, Florida wants to build you a surf stadium. Specifically Netterstrom and a local group calling itself the First Peak Project want to build a 1,300-foot pier jutting out like a bent elbow into the Atlantic that will focus dreamy little wedges onto the Cocoa Beach sands, a lá

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3.20.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of March 20th

Random happenings in surf for the week of March 20th.

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3.16.15

Features

Big-Wave Stress Is Good For You

Now get out there and take your medicine

Few moments in surfing are as unpleasant as the gut wrench that comes from sprint-paddling over a menacing set wave only to be confronted with that wave’s meaner, panic-inducing, and much bigger brother behind it, looming up from the depths of a watery hell. Doesn’t matter if you’re Shane Dorian squaring off against a 60-footer

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3.13.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of March 13th

Random happenings in surf for the week of March 13th.

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3.10.15

Videos

Lay Day Ripping on the Goldy

Good, but not good enough for the Quik Pro

I’ve watched plenty of ‘CT heats that were held in far worse waves than are offer in this video. I’d also be thrilled to surf most of these waves. But the WSL brass is serious about the whole “best surfers, best waves” thing, so they’ve sat on the beach with their arms crossed, while firmly

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3.6.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of March 6th

Random happenings in surf for the week of March 6th.

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3.3.15

Books

Richard Kenvin’s “Surf Craft”

Celebrating the art, craftsmanship, and history of surfboards

SURF CRAFT By Richard Kenvin $29.95 at The MIT Press Until just a few weeks ago, San Diego’s Mingei International Museum featured an exhibition charting the art and history of surfboards, curated by bespectacled hydrodynamics enthusiast Richard Kenvin. The collection was breathtaking, and included early twentieth century bellyboards from around the world, plenty of Bob

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2.27.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of February 27th

Random happenings in surf for the week of February 27th.

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2.26.15

Videos

Sterling Spencer Goes Bowling

Smoothing his groove at a lovely pier bowl

Bear with me here: To test the artsy timelessness of Sterling’s epic pier sesh, I watched this edit on mute with Ghostface Killah’s “Nutmeg (featuring the RZA)” playing over the top of it. (To each his own.) And you know what, it works just fine that way too. This just goes to show that Sterling

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