Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

8.19.14

Random Happenings

NYC Bans the Boogie

No bodyboarding allowed in the Big Apple

And you thought the war against bodyboarding was over in the ’90s. This past week, the New York City parks department banned bodyboards on all New York City beaches. The city declared bodyboards to be, officially in the eyes of the law, “flotation devices,” and for some reason, flotation devices are not welcome at the […]

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8.18.14

The Culture

Slater Talks A.I.

A candid Slater talks about his rivalry with Andy Irons

Last week Slater told USA Today that he was not the most interesting man in sports. This week he sits down with Vice Sports to talk about, among other things, his Baywatch experience (mainstream interviewers seem to love asking about Baywatch) and his competitive relationship with Andy Irons. He also touches a tiny little bit on the […]

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8.15.14

Features

This Week in Webclips

The best videos of the week, all in one place

CLIP OF THE WEEK: Diamond of the Desert It doesn’t matter how many times you watch this webclip, that first barrel is straight mind-numbing. If you’re watching it on a laptop, flip it upside down and watch the footage that way. Whole new world.   Flames and Frost Just crazy, macking Shipstern’s Bluff, this time […]

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8.15.14

Features

R.I.P. Jay Adams

Legendary skater and Zephyr Surf Team member suffers heart attack

Jay Adams, star of the Z-Boys skate and surf teams in 1970s Venice Beach, has passed away after suffering a heart attack on vacation in Mexico. Stacy Peralta, fellow Z-Boy, passed along the news through his Instagram and Facebook pages, saying: “I just received the terribly sad news that Jay Adams passed away last night […]

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8.14.14

Features

Five For Brad Domke

An interview with the skimboard enthusiast and certified hellman

Brad Domke, 25 years old, from Wabasso, Florida, is a pro skimboarder who spent most of his summer on your computer screen, doing insane things on huge waves in Mexico. He’s a YouTube jewel. Domke used to compete on the pro skimboard tour, then took a break to chase huge surf. A couple weeks back, […]

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8.8.14

Features

This Week in Webclips

The best videos of the week, all in one place

CLIP OF THE WEEK: Teale Vanner, South Oz Teale Vanner’s name is probably the source of a great deal of his surf power. Teale. Vanner. How could he not be a ripper? Waves this good and this empty can’t hurt either.   Ryan Moore, Single Fin at Rincon Ryan Moore’s dad, Matt Moore, is a […]

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8.7.14

EOS

Happy Birthday Larry

The Rubberman, Larry Bertlemann turns 59

“In the future, surfing might be going into aerials; I call them Larryials,” said Larry Bertlemann in a 1982 interview. Larry, you were absolutely correct. Bertlemann, one of surfing’s greats throughout the ’70s, was a flamboyant pioneer of today’s high-performance shortboard style. “Rubberman” blended tuberiding, top-to-bottom vertical surfing, and early-stage airs in a package that […]

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8.6.14

Features

Get Real

Five much-needed reality TV shows for the surf world

Originally published in our July Issue. Unwatchable reality shows litter the cable and Internet TV landscape. Surf-themed shows are never good, but that’s only because they’ve lacked the right premise and the right stars. With that in mind, here are five pitches for surf-specific reality pilots, drenched in enough intrigue, sex, violence, booze, and drugs […]

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8.5.14

Random Happenings

Norway River Surfing

Nørway's got all kinda wåves

If you skip ahead to about the 2:00 mark, you will see some Scandinavian dudes, including famous snowboarder Terje Håkonsen, bounce around on a fun-looking standing wave at a river in Norway with a name that is probably impossible to spell. River surfing looks hard.

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8.4.14

Features

Musings from Huntington

The U.S. Open, a successful contest with unsuccessful waves

Behind me, pure energy radiated from the skate arena, pulsing in rhythm with the clicks, clacks, and grinds of skateboard trucks on metal coping. Hundreds of fans sat shoulder-to-shoulder in the hot aluminum bleachers, hooting the skaters rocketing around the big concrete bowl. It sounded riotous. It sounded fun. But I wasn’t sitting in the […]

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