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Back To School Sale

August 17, 2017

School's almost back in session and we have some killers savings to have you looking stylish on day one! This Saturday, August 19th through Sunday,...

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How to Wax a Surfboard

August 15, 2017

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting a brand new surfboard. From the smell of the resin on your car ride home to the...

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Adventure Packing List

August 10, 2017

Color coordinated and ready to roll! Before a trip, we all go through the same process of picking what clothing and personal items to bring,...

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Surfboard Packing Tips

August 02, 2017

“Look Steph, I fit in your board bag! Guess you’re bringing me along.” - Ruby Traveling with surfboards is exhausting, nerve-wracking, unglamorous, and yet, SO...

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Confessions of an Ex-Hoarder

July 27, 2017

The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. Recently, I moved out of my childhood home, and as my mom and I...

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What Wetsuit Thickness Do I Need for San Diego?

July 20, 2017

Southern California is known for its consistently warm weather, beautiful beaches, tan bodies and of course, surfing. From rippable beach breaks like Blacks to the...

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Surf Etiquette: A Refresher Course

July 20, 2017

Ah, summer, a wonderful time for tourists and residents alike to enjoy the beautiful beaches of San Diego. While there’s plenty of room for all...

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Full Speed Ahead

July 18, 2017

Travel addicted - hiking to the peak of Mt. Masada, Israel, 2015 As I mentioned in a previous post – I have some pretty big...

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Summer Surfboard Guide

July 12, 2017

At first, I was going to write a post for all of you about various types of boards that are great for summer, but as...

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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!