Surf Industry Manufacturers Association Names Hansen Surfboards Finalist for Its 10th Annual SIMA Image Awards

 SIMA Image Awards




ENCINITAS, Calif., Dec. 18, 2012 – The Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) has named Hansen Surfboards as one of the nominees for the SIMA Image Awards, honoring the best of the surf industry from 2012. Now in its 10th year, the awards competition recognizes fellow surf industry companies for their outstanding contributions to advance and grow the industry. Winners will be announced at the SIMA Image Awards ceremony February 7, 2013 at The Grove in Anaheim, Calif., an event that is open to the public.


Hansen Surfboards was nominated for Men’s Retailer of the Year, a distinction awarded to the specialty retailer that featured the best selection, product mix and merchandising in the men’s category between January 1 and September 1, 2012.


“We’re always staying on top of what’s in demand and what our customers want when it comes to the most popular brands and styles, not only for men, but also for women and children,” said Josh Hansen. “We have fun discovering new brands, watching them grow and partnering with them to provide our customers with the retail experience they’ve come to expect over the 50 years since we’ve opened. We’re among other outstanding nominees, and this is a huge honor for us.”


Nominees were selected in 16 categories including Breakout Brand of the Year, Breakout Retailer of the Year, Men’s Apparel Brand of the Year, Men’s Boardshort of the Year, Men’s Marketing Campaign of the Year, Men’s Retailer of the Year, Women’s Apparel Brand of the Year, Women’s Marketing Campaign of the Year, Women’s Swim Brand of the Year, Women’s Retailer of the Year, Accessory Product of the Year, Environmental Product of the Year, Footwear Product of the Year, Hardgoods Accessory Product of the Year, Surfboard of the Year, and Wetsuit of the Year.


Hansen Surfboards is San Diego’s largest surf shop. With more than 16,000 square feet of retail space, Hansen Surfboards offers something for everyone in the family. The company recently celebrated 50 years of success as a single-store, family-owned and operated retail business. The family credits the San Diego community, surf legends and brands that have been a big part of its success. To stay updated about Hansen Surfboards events and specials, join the Hansen Surfboards Facebook fan page or visit