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Why Buy a $200 vs. a $400 Wetsuit?

April 25, 2017

There is a lot to learn when shopping for a wetsuit, especially for your first wetsuit. When choosing a wetsuit, many of our customers want...

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The Difference Between Surfing and Swimming Wetsuits

April 06, 2017

San Diego is perfect for surfing and ocean swimming alike. From the long beaches of North County to the renowned swim spot La Jolla Cove,...

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Spring Sale

April 03, 2017

ANNUAL SPRING SALE Saturday, April 8th through Saturday, April 15th(Closed Easter Sunday)UP TO 50% OFFSelected Swimwear, Sportswear, Wetsuits, Shoes, Sandals & more!*Sale is IN-STORE ONLY* Address:1105...

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Shop Employee Nat Foster Shares His Global Surf Travels - Part 1

March 13, 2017

My name is Nat Foster and I was born and raised in Leucadia, across the streetfrom Stonesteps Beach. That’s where my dad first taught me...

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Hansen's 2017 Annual Year-End Ski & Snowboard Sale

February 03, 2017

Thursday, February 9th - Sunday, February 12th *We are closing at 6pm on Wednesday, February 8th in preparation for the sale.* 20-50% OFF:SkisSnowboards Boots &...

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Creatively Cool - Matt Biolos

January 20, 2017

Photo: Matt Biolos, the genius behind ...Lost Surfboards, has been at the leading edge of surfboard design since the early 90’s. His countless contributions...

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The Origin of Bikini-kind

December 21, 2016

Roman Gymnasts, Bombs, and Bikinis: The Creation Story You might have heard that the bikini was invented in the 1950s and named after the nuclear...

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3 Reasons You Should Be Wearing Boardshorts Right Now

December 16, 2016

In Southern California, our close proximity to the beach dictates an ocean-ready fashion culture, where flip-flops and bikinis are acceptable attire in most situations. We...

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You Say Flip-Flop, I Say “Slippah”

December 09, 2016

Flip-flops: Slaps, Zories, Thongs, or Slippers The Flip-Flops Revolution: From the 1940s Through Today It’s thought that flip-flops first debuted in America after World War...

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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!