Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

11.26.13

Features

Thanksgiving’s Best Surf Bets

Plenty of waves and plenty of food, Thanksgiving is the best

No matter where your Thanksgiving travels take you, as long as you stick near a coast, you’re stoked. Late November is a surefire bet for good surf pretty much anywhere in the States. Crisp fall conditions, regular pulses of swell in the Pacific and Atlantic, water and air not yet bone-chilling cold. Yet even among […]

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11.22.13

Books

The Code

Shaun Tomson's words to live by

THE CODE By Shaun Tomson Buy it here. Shaun Tomson’s impossibly handsome visage has long ago been carved deeply into the pantheon of surfing’s elite. He need do nothing more than continue to surf Rincon well and make a few aloha-shirted public appearances now and then to stride off gloriously into surfing immortality. But in […]

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11.21.13

Instruction

Take Care of Your Wetsuit

A how-to for wetsuit maintenance, because rinsing alone just isn't enough

Wetsuits are so cool. We get to put on a superhero costume every time we paddle out at coldwater spots. Yes, surfing in boardshorts is undeniably better, but breaking in a new pair of boardies is nowhere near as satisfying as pulling on a set of soft, fresh rubber. At $400 a pop, good wetsuits are annoyingly expensive, but worth every cent. Keep that new suit feeling for as long as possible by sacrificing a few minutes of your post-surf burrito time to scrupulously care for your investment.

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11.19.13

The Culture

5 Coaches Surfing Needs

The best coaches in history don't know surfing, but they do know winning

Sure, successful ex-pro surfers know how to make heats. But do they really know how to coach? Here’s a list of five past and present sports gurus from outside the surf world who would’ve made great surf coaches.

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11.13.13

Features

Designer Rides

From Lamborghinis to surfboards, Julian Hoenig knows a thing or two about design

If you’ve ever slid your hands down the rails of shiny new semi-gun and mentally compared it to a high-performance supercar, well, you’re not alone. If you’re making that connection while holding a surfboard made by San Francisco’s Julian Hoenig, then the comparison is especially apt. He is without a doubt the best Austrian-born, Audi-trained, […]

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11.12.13

The Culture

Out in the Lineup

Founder of gaysurfers.net speaks about the new documentary focusing on gay surfers

A few months back, we ran the trailer for Out in the Lineup, a documentary featuring the experiences of gay surfers around the world. Well, the movie is finally slated for release in December, and last week I exchanged e-mails with Thomas Castets, producer of the film, and the founder of gaysurfers.net, to find out a bit about what the project has involved. Here's what he had to say.

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11.4.13

The Culture

Skindog to Laird: Got Beef?

Ken Collins speaks about Laird Hamilton's Nazaré comments

Ken Collins speaks about Laird's Nazaré comments.

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11.4.13

Opinion

You Promised Hydrofoils

Laird Hamilton, Nazaré, and Hydrofoils. Why has this not happened yet?

Near the end of any modern surf history book, as the author gushes about the technological advancements of modern surfing and how tow-in, big-wave surfing will change the waveriding landscape, there will almost certainly be a photo of Laird Hamilton, perfectly coiffed, cruising around atop an unbroken swell strapped to a hydrofoil. Remember those? The […]

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10.30.13

The Culture

Laird’s Take on Nazaré

Big-wave icon Laird Hamilton calls into question Carlos Burle's ride and Maya Gabeira's skills

Big-wave icon Laird Hamilton calls into question Carlos Burle's ride and Maya Gabeira's skills.

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10.30.13

The Culture

Tom Carroll Tells All

Australian surf hero comes clean about his drug addiction in "60 Minutes" interview

Tom Carroll has struggled with a crystal meth addiction since 2002, the two-time world champion revealed on Australia’s 60 Minutes Sunday night. Carroll was interviewed alongside older brother Nick Carroll, who has co-written the forthcoming autobiography, TC: Tom Carroll, a book that promises to chronicle some of the darkest moments of Tom’s life.

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