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Best in Show, Our 5 Favorite Sandals For Spring

February 10, 2016

Anyone who has spent time in San Diego knows that sandals are not only a fashion staple but a way of life. From beach days...

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Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau Will Run Tomorrow

February 09, 2016

We thought it necessary to post this video of the highlights from the last Quiksilver Eddie Aikau contest held in 2009 where over 30,000 people...

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Step Offs at Teahupoo Are Dangerous - This One Didn't Go Well

February 08, 2016

This video of Steffi Kerson doing a step off from her surfboard at Teahupoo did not go well.  It sounds like she is OK and...

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5 Tour Predictions - WCT 16-17 Season

February 05, 2016

Photo courtesy of DHD Surfboards Now that the Triple Crown has wrapped, and the always entertaining Volcom Pipe Pro proved to be one of the...

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Stylistic - Kassia Meador

January 27, 2016

Photos by: Dane Peterson + Art Direction by: Wander and Echo Some people are born with a natural rhythm that exudes cosmic cool and effortless...

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Creative Cool - Zaria Forman

January 21, 2016

Photo by: Quinn Miller-Bedell There’s something so striking about Zaria Forman’s work that it is almost haunting. It’s beautiful and grand, but it also tells a...

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Rainbow Sandals - Durability Unmatched & Thick VS Thin

January 20, 2016

We have thousands of shoppers browse through our sandal area each year and we always get the question "What sandals are the most durable?"  We...

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Peak to Peak Part 1: Humble Beginnings

January 12, 2016

Peak to Peak is the story of legendary outdoorsman and Hansen Surfboards founder Don Hansen. Follow along as we tell the epic story of the...

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Stylistic - Rachel Urquhart

January 07, 2016

Rachel Urquhart is an Australian born illustrator and creative force, whose dreamy gypsy sketches draw you in and seemingly allow you to travel to parallel...

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BEST OF 2015 HANSENS FAN PICS

January 06, 2016

We were BLOWN AWAY by these photos sent in by Bob Freeman (above), captain of our East Coast Team in the late 60’s and we...

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Looking for Arch Support in a Sandal? Try Olukai

January 05, 2016

With one of the biggest selections of sandals on the west coast and thousands of shoppers coming through our doors monthly we get to talk...

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New Ryan Burch Logs at the Shop!

December 28, 2015

We got Two New Ryan Burch @bobbersandsinkers Moontail Logs in the shop!! 9'5" and 9'9"  

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New Hansens Patch Beanie

December 23, 2015

New Hansens Patch Beanie is a 100% Acrylic Solid Waffle textured beanie with Sewn On Patch Label Available here http://www.hansensurf.com/collections/hansen-surf-clothing/products/hansens-patch-beanie  

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Basics to Getting a Good Ski Boot Fit

December 21, 2015

Josh Hansen talks the basics of proper ski boot fitting.   Many people don't know that we are a full service ski and snowboard shop....

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Kelly's Wave Will Change the World

December 18, 2015

This project has been in the works for over 10 years and now is a reality. You will not believe how good this wave is....

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Lucas' El Nino My Five

December 17, 2015

Our staff lives the lifestyle that we embrace and as the curators of cool culture we know that they are on the front lines of...

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Exclusive Stars Wars Box Set From Stance

December 16, 2015

We just got a 5 unit allocation of the Star Wars sock collection from Stance.  This is super exclusive and perfect for the hard core...

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Hansens Snow Rental and Repair Shop

December 15, 2015

Hansen's provides San Diego with full service ski and snowboard rentals and repairs all winter long.  We offer both performance rentals, or the chance to demo many of...

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We Want to See Your Pictures & Hear Your Stories

December 12, 2015

Pete Saundry found this unridden Hansen’s 50/50 hanging on a wall in Florida and then bought it for his son who just placed 1st in...

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My Five Holiday Edition

December 10, 2015

As ambassadors of good vibes and classic surf style, we know the importance of looking good. Whether you are enjoying a night out on the...

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PRODUCT PREVIEW - RIP CURL MENS WATCH RECON XL CHRONO BLACK

December 04, 2015

This Rip Curl watch is epic!  Super fashionable with a larger face and a more formal look.  Stainless steel and water proof to 100 meters...

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Timing Is Everything

December 03, 2015

We hope these inspire & entertain you!  Oh and please share with you friends they will love them as well.  

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Extended Store Hours For Your Shopping Convenience

December 02, 2015

HANSEN’S HOLIDAY HOURS START TODAY! Our extended store hours for the holidays are:Monday - Friday: 9:00am to 9:00pmSaturday: 9:00am to 6:00pmSunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm We’ll...

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Make Sure Your Wetsuit Fits

December 01, 2015

We find that when people are buying their first wetsuit they fit the wetsuit one size to big.  This video will explain why you should...

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K2 PINNACLE 95 SKI REVIEW

November 27, 2015

Hansens employee Nick Southard gives us a great review of K2s new Pannacle 95 ski for 2015-16. This ski has one tons of awards and...

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New Sampler Model From Channel Islands are in store

November 24, 2015

The Sampler from Channel Islands is a new collab between Britt Merrick and Dane Reynolds. Take your good wave game to conditions that are not....

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Rusty Surfboards Smoothie Board Review w Clint Preisendorfer

November 18, 2015

  Clint gives us a quick run down on the new 2015 Smoothie Surfboard from Rusty Surfboards. To learn more about surfboards and check our...

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Hansens Winter 2015-16 Product Reviews at Mammoth On Snow Demo

November 13, 2015

Our employees went up to Mammoth Mtn for the On Snow Demo to test out all the new 2015-16 Skis, Snowboards, Goggles and Helmets. This...

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Hansens Shred Team at Mammoth Opening Day 2012

November 12, 2015

In honor of Mammoth opening on Nov 5th we wanted to throw it way back to opening day 2012. The crew from the shop pole...

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Consumer Bob Promoting Our Snow Swap Last Year

November 07, 2015

Thanks Consumer Bob for spreading the word about our annual ski & snow swap.

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Mammoth Opened Yesterday and They Sure Had Fun

November 06, 2015

Mammoth Mountain sent us this video yesterday.  This was taken on November 5th 2015 and it sure looks like the middle of winter.  Oh and...

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Save $25 Off Any Purchase of $100 or More This Weekend

November 05, 2015

With our ski & snow swap this weekend we will also be offering a great promotion.  Get $25 off any purchase of $100 or more....

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San Dieguito Surf Team 2007 NSL High School Cup

November 05, 2015

  Here is an edit of the National Champions of the 2007 NSL Game Series. Surfers are Ryan Burch, Eric Snortum, David Suhadolnik, Nick Suhadolnik, Nick...

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Annual Ski & Snow Swap Starts Saturday

November 04, 2015

Bring us your old ski & snow gear and we will try to sell it for you.  Make some quick cash from all that old...

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Our Snow Rental & Repair Shop is Open

November 04, 2015

If you need rental gear including snowboards and skis or just want to get your equipment tuned up we are open now! Mammoth mountain just...

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Happy Halloween From the Hansen's Crew

October 30, 2015

We hope everyone has a super fun & safe Halloween.  

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Surfers Guide To Buying the Right Wetsuit

October 30, 2015

Need help fitting your next wetsuit?  First time buying a wetsuit and want to make sure you buy the correct size?  The below illustrations will...

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New Color Update to the Reef Fanning Sandal is a Huge Hit

October 30, 2015

The Reef Fanning sandal black/silver has been a top Reef sandal for many years now.  Mick Fanning has actually made a small fortune off of...

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Rusty Preisendorfer's New 2016 Model the "Muffin Top" Surfboard

October 29, 2015

What a treat it was to have Rusty Preisendorfer come by the shop and introduce the brand new 2016 model the "Muffin Top" and go into...

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Ryan Burch Drops off some boards at Hansens

October 29, 2015

When Ryan Burch drops off his new surfboards we get excited.  When we get excited we normally video the moment to share with all of...

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Brennan Aubol in Kauai GoPro

October 29, 2015

Team rider & shop employee showing off how insane the GoPro cameras are and also how fun it is to surf in Hawaii.  Thanks for...

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Hansens Summer 15 Swim Video

October 28, 2015

We had  to spend an afternoon in our backyard and show off a few of this years bikini prints.  As you can see it was...

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Surfing Is Everything to Team Rider Alyssa Spencer

October 28, 2015

Rip Curl shows off one of their up and coming rippers!  Oh she also happens to be one of our team riders so we had...

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Hansens Team Rider Alyssa Spencer at Trestles

October 27, 2015

Squeely was able to link up with Hansens Team Rider Alyssa Spencer at Trestles during the Lowers Pro. She was there at sunrise and picking...

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Ryan Burch Drops off some Fishs at Hansens

October 01, 2015

Ryan Burch dropped off a fresh batch of boards 5'3" -5'9" Squit Fish and Fish models. Come check them out! 

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Low Tides and Barrels

September 30, 2015

Couple of the guys from the shop thought it would be fun to go take their GoPro and have some fun in the shore break....

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Fall 15 Styles Part 1

September 26, 2015

Checkout a few of this years fall 15 fashion for the shop.  We tried to put together a few outfits that including a number of...

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Rusty Surfboards Shapers Night at Hansens Encinitas

September 16, 2015

Rusty and Clint Preisendorfer came to Hansens Friday Sept 25th 2015 to talk to customers about Rusty surfboards and do a one on one with...

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