Locals, Tourists Treated to Great Finds at Hansen Surfboards Annual Back to School, Summer Clearance Sale
ENCINITAS, Calif., Aug. 14, 2012 – It’s become an annual ritual for locals needing to shore up their summer wardrobe and surf accessories, and a great surprise for tourists who stumble upon it. Every year, at the end of August, Hansen Surfboards gathers up its summer merchandise and puts on a huge sale to make room for back to school and snow gear. This year’s “End of Summer Sale” starts Saturday, Aug. 17 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 25 at 1105 S. Coast Hwy 101 in Encinitas, Calif. and includes shorts, shirts, shoes, sandals, swimwear, surfboards, bodyboards, wetsuits and accessories by top brands.
“This is the perfect time to stop by and get it all done in one spot,” said Josh Hansen. “When we first opened this store more than 50 years ago, the goal was always to make it family centered. Our customers come first, and with their input, we make sure to carry the items they want, including big brands like Quiksilver, Hurley, Roxy, Volcom, O’Neill, Billabong and others. If it’s not out in the parking lot on sale, or in the store, it’s probably on our website.”
Held in the parking lot, the sale features 30 to 50 percent off men’s, ladies and kid’s swimwear and sportswear, $50 to $100 off select surfboards, and up to 30 percent off wetsuits, rashguards, bodyboards and other items. Select shoes, sandals and backpacks are priced at 30 to 50 percent off.
Hansen is also quick to point out that the store now features a dedicated retail space for Rip Curl located on the store property, just south of the main store. Called Rip Curl by Hansen’s, the space features bikinis, boardshorts, wetsuits and accessories.
What started as a small shop in 1961 has grown into San Diego’s largest surf shop spanning more than 16,000 square feet with a dedicated boardroom featuring hundreds of surfboards, surf accessories and experts to advise shoppers on the best surfboard for every ability. There’s also a sandal room featuring more than 6,000 pairs of shoes. The main store carries a variety of clothing for women and men, a t-shirt wall, an area featuring more contemporary surf clothes for all ages, and a dedicated area of the store for children’s clothing and accessories. Home décor, gifts, and backpacks are also available.