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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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Good Bye-ron

September 28, 2018

Oh Cape Byron, I will miss you and your iconic lighthouse. Photo: ​Ben Bugden​ / http://benbugden.com/ The time has come to pack my bags and...

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Stellar Heliskiing Visits San Diego

September 25, 2018

One of Canada's top heliskiing operations is coming to Hansen's!Join Stellar Heliskiing  to celebrate the start of the Fall season and share the stoke with...

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Used Surfboard Shopping Checklist

September 24, 2018

Maybe you’ll get lucky and score a two for one deal. For those just getting into surfing, buying a new surfboard can be a very...

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Surf Ranch Pro - An Analysis from the Pool

September 14, 2018

Photo: WSL / Kelly Cestari There was no waiting period, no warm up surfs down the beach, and the girls didn’t have to surf in...

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WSL Announces Equal Pay!

September 13, 2018

Way back in 2015, at the WSL North American Longboarding Championships. As the surfing world geared up to witness the first ever World Contest Tour...

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Choose Your Own Surf Adventure: Safety Concerns

September 11, 2018

  In the final installment of this mini-series, I wanted to address one of the most important aspects of traveling: safety. This excuse is definitely...

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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!