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Fin It to Win It!

February 23, 2018

The bare necessities. Although I am first and foremost a surfer, I am aware that some days, boards can be left on the beach, for...

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Chasing Waterfalls

February 16, 2018

No frogs were harmed in the making of this image. Photo: Blake Haslau Well guys, I learned something new last week. There is, in fact,...

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Byron Bay vs. Encinitas

February 09, 2018

Two popular surf spots with consistently decent surf: Swam- I mean... super secret spot! - and The Pass. So, I’ve come to the realization that...

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Hansen's Annual Year-End Clearance Ski & Snowboard SALE

February 05, 2018

Thursday, February 8th - Sunday, February 11th20% - 50% OFF Selected Skis & Snowboards(Select 2017/2018 Models Only), Boots & Bindings, Adult & Children's Clothing, Helmets, Goggles... and much more!**In-Store...

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One Piece Wonders

February 01, 2018

Three classics in one photo: a VW bus, a single fin longboard, and a one piece swimsuit. Anyone who knows me knows that I can...

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Six Things I Miss About California

January 25, 2018

One of my Last Meals at the Taco Stand, Shot on 35mm Film Since I’ve been away for about six months, I’ve taken some time...

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Walk 17,481 Miles In My Shoes

January 18, 2018

Can you tell which pair is the new one, and which is the old? It has been just about 23 weeks since I left California,...

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Facing the Flatness

January 11, 2018

Underwater at The Pass, or sand-bottomed swimming pool? You decide. Photo: Shendell Hay Not unlike Southern California, late spring and early summertime are some of...

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New Years Guidelines

January 03, 2018

New year, same watermelon board. Photo by Shendell Hay. In recent years, I’ve noticed that to most people, New Years resolutions are so rarely accomplished...

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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!