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5 Surf Photographers To Follow On Instagram Right Now!

July 21, 2016

One of the most amazing aspects of the tech revolution is the instant access it gives us to surf media. Right there floating around in...

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Our Top 5 Sustainable Surf Videos and Products

July 13, 2016

Sustainability and surfing go hand in hand, as surfers we depend on mother ocean to provide us with long clean lines of stoke. Many surfers...

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The Switchfoot 2016 Bro-Am Recap

July 12, 2016

We had such a great time at the Bro-Am this year and we are so stoked that our Team took home 2nd Place against a...

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Hansen's Top 5 Legendary Waterman

July 07, 2016

A true waterman has an innate connection with mother ocean, knowing her many moods and faces. Despite the ever changing conditions that the sea presents,...

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La Chic Claims an Edit of Austin Ware by Gage Hingeley

June 28, 2016

As surfers, exploration fulfills our deepest need for adventure. Surf adventure takes us into the depths of jungles in search of the elusive epic wave....

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4th of July Sale - Hansen's Surf Shop San Diego

June 28, 2016

It's time for Hansen's annual 4th of July Sale!  Score up to 50% off of all of your favorite surf brands at Hansen's, San Diego's...

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The Best San Diego Surf Shops

June 24, 2016

While we pride ourselves on being an inclusive surf shop and retail experience for anyone living in or visiting San Diego, we also recognize that...

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Beach Bag Essentials

June 22, 2016

The sun is shining, the waves are getting warmer and the crowds are starting to flock towards the beach. Whether you’re a sun kissed local...

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Free RAEN Gift Pack With RAEN Sunglass Purchase

June 15, 2016

Everyone needs a stylish pair of shades for the summer and luckily RAEN has you covered. RAEN's high quality and classically inspired sunglasses will have you looking cool both at the beach...

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Hansen's and Spy Optic Beach Clean Up - Saturday June 18th!

June 13, 2016

HANSEN'S & SPY OPTIC ISD SWAMIS BEACH SWEEP Join the Hansen’s team & SPY Optic this Saturday, June 18th, from 8-11am for a Swami’s beach...

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The Epic Dad Adventure Guide

June 09, 2016

The best way to honor today's outdoor dad is to get wild. Throw caution to the wind and embrace your adventurous spirit! The great outdoors...

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Father's Day Gift Guide

June 03, 2016

  Hansen’s has been family owned and operated since the 1960’s and was started by the original rad dad Don Hansen. Every year we are...

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Peak to Peak Part 3: The North Shore

May 27, 2016

In Peak to Peak Part 3: The North Shore, Don tell us about his time riding waves on the legendary North Shore of Oahu. From...

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Memorial Day Sale!

May 23, 2016

Don't miss our Memorial Day Sale! Save up to 50% on Summer essentials! Friday, May 27th - Monday, May 30th.  Sale is in-store ONLY  ...

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Best in Show - Our Top 5 Mens Boardshorts

May 17, 2016

The south swells are starting to roll in and sessions are lasting well past dinner, which must mean we are dropping head first into summer....

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Hansen by Gerry Lopez the Dart Surfboard

May 13, 2016

In honor of The Boardroom Show Icons Of Foam Honoring Gerry Lopez this weekend May 14th and 15th at The Fairgrounds we wanted to share...

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Creative Cool - Julian Martin

May 10, 2016

There’s a creative mastermind in our midst, capturing the interaction between those that set our culture on fire and the trails they blaze. Armed with...

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The Parallelogram by Ryan Burch

May 06, 2016

From ryanburchsurfboards.com WHAT IS AN ASYMMETRICAL SURFBOARD An asymmetrical surfboard can be any shape or size, as long as both sides are not the same. The...

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Why the O'Neill Hammer Spring Wetsuit is Your Best Option

May 04, 2016

Watch Josh give you his opinion on why he prefers the price point O'Neill Hammer wetsuit over  some of the more expensive spring wetsuit options....

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"WAVE OF THE WINTER” FILM PREMIERE AT HANSEN’S

May 03, 2016

O'Neill Presents: Wave Of The Winter this day, May 5th, 2016 at 6:30 pm, hosted by the SurflineForecast Team! For more info check this site There...

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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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BEST IN SHOW - OUR 5 FAVORITE SPRINGSUITS

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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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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