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Top Post-Surf Restaurants in Encinitas

February 08, 2019

I’m obviously very biased, but I think that the Encinitas stretch of the 101 is home to some of the best little cafes in California....

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2019 Year-End Clearance Ski & Snowboard SALE

February 04, 2019

Hansen’s Annual Year-End Clearance Ski & Snowboard SALE Thursday, February 7th - Sunday, February 10th20% - 50% OFF Selected Skis & Snowboards (Select 2018/2019 Models...

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The Ultimate Post-Surf Lunch Ranking

February 01, 2019

Spoiler Alert. When I go surfing with my friends, we generally won’t be in the water for more than 15 minutes before someone mentions that...

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A Spectacle for the Masses

January 25, 2019

Raen Optics Sunglasses - photo by Paulina Svenson I’ve always loved accessorizing, and I feel like sunglasses are the cherry on top for any outfit....

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Surfing In the Rain: The Bad Kind of Sick

January 18, 2019

When rain is in the forecast, there’s always a scramble to go surfing just in time to avoid the weather. Photo: ​Chris Grant​ / ​Jetty...

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Hansen’s Loves Dogs

January 11, 2019

Hansen’s shop dog Roscoe is now eight years old, but clearly, even as a puppy, he was a very hard working member of the team....

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New Year, No Fear

January 03, 2019

Maybe 2019 is your year to bust out the old longboard... or buy a drone. Photo by Jake Kin​. In the blink of an eye,...

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Surfing Through the Holidays

December 27, 2018

For many, this time of year is deemed far too busy to keep up a regular surfing schedule. With the stresses of having family in...

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A Monumental Year for Women’s Surfing

December 21, 2018

I am proud to say that all of the invitational longboarding events I have attended have had equal prize purses for men and women, including...

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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!