Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

7.16.13

The Culture

Ando’s Slow Dance Interview

Craig Anderson on starring in his own surf movie, rolling with Occy, and getting punched in the face by a Frenchman

Slow Dance, the Craig Anderson-starring, Dane Reynolds-edited, Occy and Rob Machado and Matt Hoy-cameoed summer surf blockbuster opens on Saturday, July 20 at Quiksilver's Huntington Beach headquarters. Ando and crew then trundle off through Australia, Japan, and Europe on a Slow Dance mini tour. Last week I chatted with Craig over e-mail about the making of Slow Dance, but more importantly about things like the weirdness of seeing yourself on the big screen, and taking off on waves when Dane Reynolds and Occy are watching. It was easily one of the politest e-mail exchanges I've ever had.

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7.11.13

Movie

“Drift” Hits The Mainstream

Australian film is ostensibly about surf history; totally disregards surf history; is still really fun

First, let’s get this bit right out of the way: there is never going to be a mainstream film about surfers that will “get surfing right.” Hell, there are plenty of surf industry-produced videos that don’t get surfing right. So, dispense with that notion before you see Drift, and you should have no trouble enjoying yourself. This is, above all else, a pretty fun film that you’d have to go out of your way to dislike.

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7.8.13

Features

Our Beaches: Still Polluted

NRDC report says beaches are a little cleaner, but still way too dirty

The Natural Resources Defense Council recently released their 2012 "Testing the Waters" report on the water quality of the nation’s beaches. The findings weren’t great.

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7.2.13

Features

Greatest Rides of Tom Servais

The soft-spoken photographer opens up about three of his most celebrated images

For decades Servais has quietly built a legendary portfolio of some of surfing’s most treasured photos. I recently spoke with Servais about his contributions to the “Greatest Rides” list. Servais, easily one of the most published photographers in the 1990s and 2000s, was quick to humbly deflect praise, chalking up his success to luck and lots of hard work.

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7.1.13

The Culture

Surfing’s Best Beards 2.0

Round Two of our tribute to the finest beards in surf

We just couldn't help ourselves.

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6.27.13

Movie

Uncharted Waters

Master stylist and recluse extraordinaire Wayne Lynch gets the biopic treatment

Griffin traces Lynch’s surfing life from annointed teenaged surf messiah, to reluctant, world-beating competitor, to wizened, hermetic sage. And the journey, I’m pleased to report, is an absolute joy.

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6.20.13

Reviews

Surf-Themed Beers

Five surf-inspired brews worth a post-session taste

Surfing sells. Brewmasters know this and style some of their beers accordingly, but how do the surf-themed suds go down after a long session? I decided to take one for the team and engage in a personal tasting of a smorgasbord of beers, all of which had surfy names, or pictures of surfboards on the label, or some other means of cozying up to surfing's marketability. These five were the champions of my grueling taste test.

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6.18.13

The Culture

R.I.P. Bob Meistrell

Legendary waterman and co-founder of Body Glove passes away at 84

On Sunday, June 16, Bob Meistrell, co-founder of Body Glove Wetsuits, passed away. He was 84.

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6.16.13

Features

Injectable Air?

Scientists develop microparticles that can allow long periods without breathing

The next push against big wave surfing’s frontier may come from an unlikely source. Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital announced last year that they’ve successfully completed tests of an injectable form of oxygen that they hope will be able to keep a human being alive for up to 30 minutes without breathing. We’re looking at you here, G-Mac.

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6.14.13

Features

Trestles Toll Road Extension

A segmented approach to construction will be voted on Wednesday, June 19

On Wednesday, June 19th, the Regional Water Quality Control Board will vote on whether or not to allow the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) to begin constructing the first section of the embattled 241 Toll Road extension.

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