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UGGs Season

November 16, 2018

Image courtesy of UGG® Over the last six decades, sheepskin boots and surfers have gone together like chips and guacamole. Surfers in Australia began wearing...

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Winter Time Motivation

November 12, 2018

Shot by Chris Grant / @jettygirlsurfmag As the chilly winter months approach, it can be difficult to stay motivated to get out there and surf....

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Break In Prevention

November 02, 2018

Yesterday, while surfing Swamis, my friend’s car was broken into in broad daylight. They stole pretty much everything, including her purse, her yoga mat, and...

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Homecoming

October 30, 2018

I thought about swimming my way home, but figured it would be easier just to fly. Photo by Shendell Hay on Rottnest Island, Western Australia....

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2018 Snow Sale & Swap

October 23, 2018

Starting Saturday, October 27th through Friday, November 2nd, bring your gently used snow clothing and equipment into Hansen's and we'll sell it for you!* Once the sale is happening...

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Bali On a Budget

October 22, 2018

On my way home from Australia, I’ve found myself back on the island of Bali for one last hurrah, and my friend Morgan has come...

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Wild Wild West

October 10, 2018

For the last week and a half, I’ve been in Western Australia, visiting my friend Shendell, who I actually met in Sri Lanka over a...

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Bethany Hamilton Book Signing At Hansen's

October 09, 2018

Bethany Hamilton will be signing her two new books; "Unstoppable" & "Unstoppable Me" at the shop on Sunday October 14th 1-2pm        These books...

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Ode to the Patagonia Fleece

October 08, 2018

In the 1980s, an already large and growing outdoors brand by the name of Patagonia invented Synchilla, a synthetic fleece fabric meant to imitate the...

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The Hansen Surf Shop Story

In the early 1960s, Don Hansen returned home to Cardiff, California from an epic surf season on the North Shore of Oahu and opened up Hansen Surfboards. As the 1960s were a time of radical progression in the surf world, by the 1970s surfing was transforming from an outcast lifestyle sport into a mainstream source of recreation for California families.

Identifying the need for a quality surf shop, Don moved his operation up the street to Encinitas and opened up Hansen Surfboards, a retail store located directly across the street from the world renowned wave at Swami’s. Still family owned and operated, Hansen’s is San Diego County’s preeminent surf retailer.

Hansen’s has become much more than a surf shop and now stands as pillar of the community, offering a place for surfers, beach enthusiasts and travelers alike to shop, learn and talk story. With a knowledgeable staff that lives and breathes the surf and beach lifestyle, Hansen’s prides itself on selling fun!

With over 20,000 square feet of retail space, a large selection of today’s top surf and fashion brands and an expert staff, shopping at Hansen’s is truly an experience. We carry all of surfing’s most prominent labels including: Quiksilver, Billabong, Rip Curl, O’Neill, Volcom, Hurley, RVCA and Roxy as well as fashion forward brands like: Brixton, Nixon, RAEN and Vissla.

For over 55 years, Hansen Surfboards has led the way in both surfboard production and surf and fashion retail. From our large selection of over 500 surfboards, ski and snowboard shop and huge selection of boardshorts, surf clothing, wetsuits and sandals, Hansen’s has everything you need to keep you looking and feeling coastal cool.

Shop online or stop in today and allow Hansen’s experienced and professional staff help you find the right beach and surf wear and equipment, so you can enjoy the stoke of a life lived to the fullest!