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What You Need to Start Ocean Swimming

June 16, 2017

The sport of ocean swimming is not for everyone. It is particular to a certain type of person….one who eschews the comfort of a warm...

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Peak to Peak Part 4 - Hawaii, Hap and Hobie: How Hansen Surfboards Took Shape

June 07, 2017

In Peak to Peak Part 4, we pick up with Don living on the North Shore of Oahu as he works to grow his surfboard...

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Shark Safety

May 24, 2017

SHARK SAFETY Recently, there have been several great white shark sightings from Orange County all the way down to our local Seaside Reef, with one...

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May 23, 2017

We’re fired up for summer! This Friday, May 26th through Monday, May 29th, save up to 50% OFF Swimwear, Sportswear, Wetsuits, Shoes, Sandals & More!*...

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Nat Shares Where His Adventures Have Taken him, Culture, & how Much He Has Surfed Part -2

May 12, 2017

Where have you traveled & why? How long are you planning on staying? I arrived in Sydney on February 10th and am in Australia until...

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How to Read a Tide Watch

May 08, 2017

One useful accessory for the surfer in your life is a tide watch, commonly referred to as a surf watch. While these watches do tell...

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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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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!