Justin Housman

Justin Housman

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

6.7.13

The Culture

Commemorating a Surf Pioneer

Nick Gabaldon Day celebrates Black surf culture

On Saturday June 1st, dozens of inner city kids ventured splashing and laughing into the gentle waist high peaks near Santa Monica Pier to get their first taste of surfing. Many of these kids had never before even visited the beach. No longer a far-flung and exotic pastime for those kids; surfing that day became a very real and very pursuable activity.

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6.6.13

The Culture

Jack McCoy on Surf Films

McCoy's newest film is now available for streaming. What does that mean for surf movies on the big screen?

When I asked what prompted him to begin a project like A Deeper Shade of Blue, McCoy, with some degree of frustration, explained that he more and more felt that “the surf industry is going off the rails; they just started losing a connection with their roots.”

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5.30.13

The Culture

Surf Webisodes Review

"Who is JOB?"; "Surf House"; "Alana Blanchard: Surfer Girl"; "Shred Show"

The relentless maw of the internet has gushed forth many surfy webisodes. Here are reviews for four of the newest.

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5.23.13

The Culture

Rob Machado’s Custom Van

Craftsmen Jay Nelson builds Machado's new ride

Jay Nelson builds fantastic wooden vehicle sculptures. Rob Machado drives one.

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5.14.13

The Culture

Tiny Perfect Waves

Celebrating the possibilities of mini pointbreak rights

Small wave slidin'

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5.10.13

The Culture

The Top 5 Beards in Surf

Sometimes, a surfer is only as good as the beard that wears him.

The surf world is occasionally blessed with prodigious facial hair. Here's a list of contemporary favorites.

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5.9.13

The Culture

California Gold

Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction is a surf history buff's dream

The beer will flow, the auctioneer’s gavel will fall, and wallets will lighten at the Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction, May 11, at the Orange County Fair and Events Center. A fundraiser for the non-profit Surfing Heritage Foundation, the auction, themed “California Gold,” will offer more than 40 historic surfboards alongside other pieces of cherished surf history memorabilia.

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5.7.13

Features

Shawn Dollar Interview

Santa Cruz's big-wave star on fear, family, and why his world record wave at Cortes almost never happened

Shawn Dollar took home two XXL Awards on Friday for the world-record setting 61-foot wave he paddled into at Cortes Bank back in December. It's the second time in three years that he's owned the benchmark for the largest paddle-in wave ever caught.

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5.1.13

Features

Out in the Lineup

Gay surfers speak up about homophobia in upcoming documentary

Gay surfers speak up about homophobia in new documentary.

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4.24.13

Features

Surf City, China?

Will Hainan be your next surf destination?

Will Hainan be your next surf destination?

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