Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

1.5.16

Random Happenings

Bethany Hamilton Surfs Jaws

What did you do today?

Bethany Hamilton’s impressive resume of inspirational surf milestones includes “repeatedly towing into Jaws.” She earned an XXL Award nomination a few years back for a Jaws sesh, but she caught some much larger waves yesterday. Bethany gave birth mere months ago, by the way.

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1.1.16

Week In Review

Year In Review

Best of 2015's Week In Review

The best of Week in Review for 2015

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12.25.15

Week In Review

Week in Review

Merry Christmas y'all

Random happenings in surf for the week of CHRISTMAS

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12.23.15

Features

Wisdom: Skip Frye

74, San Diego, California

If you can keep your work life as simple as possible, you can surf anytime it’s good. I still try to hit it every single morning at 9:30. Then I’m back to building boards in the afternoon. When it comes to staying happy and positive with surfing as you get older, family support is crucial.

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12.22.15

Features

Mavericks Contest Could Require Women Surfers

Permit for '16-'17 Mavericks event calls for female participation

Last month, Cartel Management, organizers of the Titans of Mavericks surf contest, were issued a permit by the California Coastal Commission to legally hold the event. No surprises there. What is a surprise to pretty much everyone involved is that, during the proceedings, the Coastal Commission waded into the the thorny brambles of a gender

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12.22.15

SURFER Approved

The Yamamoto Neoprene Wetsuit You Can Afford

Feral Wetsuits and the direct-to-consumer wetsuit game

We live in a golden age of wetsuits. Your shallow pockets have only a measley $180 to spend? That’ll still buy you a super-stretchy budget suit that’s ten times better than the brittle, leathery rubber suits that would have been the best thing around 15 years ago. Got $600 for a new suit? Well, now,

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12.18.15

Week In Review

Week In Review

Curren skimboards! Slater's epic wave pool! Mason Ho forever!

Random happenings in surf for the week of December 18th

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12.18.15

Features

Best Man-Made Wave Ever

Breaking News: Kelly Slater Wave Company changes everything

I don’t know what to say, and frankly, it’s not worth wasting time reading. Watch the video immediately. To sum up: Kelly Slater Wave Company did it. They made the dream wave we’ve all imagined wave pools could produce and…oh for god’s sake, there’ll be more analysis later. Stop reading and just watch this.

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12.17.15

Features

Around The Bend

Chasing swell on Texas' Gulf Coast

On a surf trip two springs ago, I spent three blissful days camping on a tree-lined bluff in 70-degree sunshine, surfing overhead teal-green peaks with an audience of only a serene-looking cow and a handful of surprisingly generous locals. I hadn’t expected much when I planned the trip; I was camping at a spot near

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12.14.15

SURFER Approved

John John Gives Back

VFABM box sets to benefit North Shore junior lifeguards

Are you a huge John Florence fan? Did you love View From A Blue Moon? Are you in awe of the North Shore’s lifeguards? (The correct answer is “yes”). If so, have we got the perfect thing for you. Or, for the surfer in your life who digs Florence and has a big heart. The

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