Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

4.5.15

Features

Candid Slater

The Champ talks Firewire and life after the Tour

Details about Slater’s involvement with Firewire have been mostly left to speculation, but in a recent interview with Ross Williams, Slater says he does have a stake in the brand. In the above clip from the WSL, Slater is also surprisingly candid about feeling the impending end of his competitive career, his changing relationship with

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4.3.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of April 3rd

Random happenings in surf for the week of April 3rd.

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3.30.15

The Culture

Explaining Brazil’s Surfing Boom

The New York Times weighs in

The New York Times, not a publication typically enamored with pro surfing, has published three articles featuring Gabriel Medina in the last year alone. The most recent, “What Explains Brazil’s Surfing Boom?” was printed in the opinion section, of all places, in Sunday’s issue. The answer to the headline’s question has nothing to do with

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3.27.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of March 27th

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

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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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