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Baja Survival Guide

April 27, 2016

Just south of San Diego lies a land of intrigue, adventure and endless opportunity. Sure, there are rumors of it resembling the Wild West and...

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Mick Fanning in Store!

April 25, 2016

Mick Fanning, Taylor Knox, Rob Machado and the Crew from Reef stopped in the shop on Friday April 22nd to greet our lucky customers and...

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Team Rider Matt Lewis

April 11, 2016

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Creative Cool Andy Davis

April 01, 2016

   Andy Davis might be the definition of cruisey, from his brush strokes to the way he lives his life, Davis seems to be in...

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Ryan Burch Surfboards New Fishs

March 30, 2016

"The fish was the first board that I was able to push like a thruster without losing glide and the feeling of effortless speed. “Fish”...

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Hansens at The Oakley Surf Shop Challenge 2016

March 28, 2016

David Suhadolnik pic: @myepicwave Follow us through our heat at the Oakley Surf Shop Challenge 2016. Our 2 Team Riders were David Suhadolnik and Matt Lewis. Our...

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Best In Show - Our Five Surf Watch Picks

March 17, 2016

While today’s surf watches still keep time like the tried and true timepieces that came before them, they have evolved into something much greater as...

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Annual Spring Sale

March 16, 2016

Don’t Miss Our Annual Spring Sale Saturday, March 19th through Saturday, March 26th - Up to 50% Off Selected Clothing and Gear Including: Swimwear, Sportswear,...

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Rip Curl Escape Ultimate Boardshorts & Why These Are Great For Surfing

March 15, 2016

Josh talks about the features of the Rip Curl Mirage Escape Ultimate boarshort.  This boardshort is perfect for any surfer as it is built with...

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The Perfect Water Sandal - The Cobian Draino

March 10, 2016

Always frustrated with sandals that don't work well in the water? Well Cobian sandals has the answer with their specifically designed sandal built with water...

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Creative Cool - Woody Gooch

March 08, 2016

Woody Gooch’s photos transcend the traditional surf photo formula of heaving barrels and huge airs. Don’t let that statement misguide you, there is some radical...

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Peak to Peak Part 2: Learning From A Legend

February 29, 2016

In part two of our documentary series we follow along as Don takes a journey from Southern California up the coast to Santa Cruz, where...

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February 25, 2016

Every fall San Diego’s surf community crosses their  fingers, offers sacrifices to the surf gods, and silently and not so silently prays for an El...

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Stylistic - Jenavieve Belair

February 17, 2016

There’s something about Jenavieve Belair’s photography that taps into the heart of Southern California youth and surf culture. Her photos are drenched in a sun...

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Surfers Take Dawn Patrol to the Next Level

February 15, 2016

Now this is a hard core dawn patrol surf session!  Toes On The Nose really brings a new meaning to surfing in the winter with...

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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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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  

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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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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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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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