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Brian Williams 619-954-4276,
or Marisa Vallbona 619-708-7990,


Hansen Surfboards Kicks Off Ski & Snowboard Season

with Annual Snow & Swap Sale Nov. 5 & 6



ENCINITAS, Calif., Oct. 31, 2011 – Hansen Surfboards is kicking off the ski and snowboard season with its annual Snow & Swap sale Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5 – 6. Up to 50 percent off selected models of skis and snowboards, and clothing and accessories are also being offered during the sale.


“We’ve held the Snow & Swap Sale for years and it’s our way of helping our customers sell their gently used snow gear and swap it out for items they need,” said Josh Hansen. “It’s become a tradition that people just love because it gets them to go through their gear, figure out what they want to sell and what they need, and get pumped for the ski and snowboard season.”


From now until Friday, Nov. 4, customers can bring their used ski and snowboard equipment and clothing, excluding accessory items such as gloves, goggles and hats, to Hansen Surfboards to register it for the Snow & Swap sale. An item registration fee and 20 percent of any item sold will be charged to cover advertising costs. Items are evaluated for safety prior to registration.


Hansen Surfboards is also the only retailer in North County San Diego offering full service repair and rentals on site.


“For us, the Snow & Swap Sale marks the end of summer and beginning of winter sports and our store reflects that. We’ve added the latest in snowboard and ski wear, equipment and accessories,” added Hansen. “And always in the mix are surf accessories and equipment. It’s like my dad said in the early years of Hansen Surfboards: one of the coolest things about living here is that you can go skiing and surfing in the same day!”


Founded in 1961, Hansen Surfboards is San Diego’s largest surf shop and credits the San Diego community, surf legends and brands that have been a big part of its success. With more than 16,000 square feet of retail space, it offers something for everyone in the family. This year, Hansen Surfboards is celebrating 50 years of success as a single-store, family-owned and operated retail business. The California Surf Museum is currently displaying “Hansen Surfboards – A 50 Year Retrospective” showcasing Don Hansen and Hansen Surfboards and their contributions to the surfing community. To stay updated about the 50th anniversary celebration activities and specials, join the Hansen Surfboards Facebook fan page at or visit