Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

12.19.14

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of December 19th

Random happenings in surf for the week of December 19th.

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12.18.14

The Culture

Godspeed, Travis Logie

The Tour says goodbye

“I almost felt more sorry for the guy I beat than I was stoked for winning,” Travis Logie told the ASP last month when he announced his decision to retire. It’s just that sort of camaraderie, built over 10 years on Tour, that was on display when he was carried up the beach at Pipe

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12.16.14

The Culture

Can Big-Wave Surfing Be Safe?

The New Yorker dives in

If even those of us who are longtime surfers, but not big-wave hellions (me, certainly) are fascinated by how the heavywater crew can survive the beatings they take, imagine how amazed the general, non-surfing public must be. The New Yorker, of all publications,  are as befuddled as anybody, so they’ve waded into the developments surrounding

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12.12.14

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of December 12th

Random happenings in surf for the week of December 12th.

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12.10.14

Features

A Curation: The Marine Layer Archive

The best five clips from Dane Reynolds' Vimeo bomb

Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice, for the day of all days has come. All of the clips from Dane Reynold’s Marine Layer Productions now live in perpetuity and for absolute gratis on Vimeo. A couple years back Dane’s crew refreshed the Marine Layer site, and in so doing, sadly relegated many of the best old clips—I’m talking

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12.9.14

The Culture

From the Projects to the Beach

Marin County surf camp hosts Sunnydale inner city crew

The past few years, Ian Glover and the rest of the crew at Marin County’s Big Dog Surf Camp (with help from San Francisco shaper Tim Gras and the TURF Community Development organization) have spent a day sharing the surf with kids from Sunnydale—one of San Francisco’s most violent housing projects. For most of these

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12.7.14

Week In Review

Week in Review

Random happenings in surf for the week of December 7th

Random happenings in surf for the week of December 7th.

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12.6.14

Photos

Honoring Eddie

A gallery of moments from the opening ceremony

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12.5.14

The Culture

Greening the Triple Crown

Curbing that surf contest waste

When thousands of visitors descend on a surf contest site, they leave behind a ton of trash in their wake. And it takes a massive amount of energy to run a World Tour event, from fueling the generators that power the electricity used to produce the webcasts, to flying staffmembers—not to mention that giant wooden

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12.1.14

Features

Iran’s Female Surf Pioneers

Iran's first surf scene is led by its women

Balochistan. The place sounds made up, like something from a terrible Borat sequel. But it’s very real, and it’s very dangerous. The New York Times recently christened Balochistan as “The Scariest Little Corner of the World.” It’s an amorphous blob making up rural and often lawless parts of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and southeastern Iran. It also

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