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5 Epic Surf Videos To Add To Your Collection

September 20, 2016

There is nothing that gets the stoke meter firing like an epic surf video. Since the dawn of time, or at least since the dawn...

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Electric Sunglasses at Hansen's - Legends Of The Volt 2016

September 13, 2016

Legends Of The Volt Electric California Legends Of The Volt Tour is coming to Hansen’s on Friday, September 16th from 3-7PM. Electric will be hosting...

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The Best Surf Products For Fall - Surfboards, Wetsuits and Gear

September 12, 2016

It’s easy to really fall in love with Fall, especially here in Southern California. The summer crowds thin out, bigger swells start to pulse and...

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Hurley Trestles Pro - Predictions

September 06, 2016

Well, it’s been an interesting year thus far on the CT. Wilko came out of the gates swinging and sported the yellow jersey for most...

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Anatomy Of A Wetsuit - Finding The Right Wetsuit

August 30, 2016

There was a time not long ago when the surfers of coastal California would suffer from fall to late spring. Surfing for short durations and...

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Our Top 5 Shoes For Surfers

August 22, 2016

Every surfer on the planet wishes they could live on a tropical beach somewhere far away from crowds and rules. Where drinks are only served...

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Back to School and Summer End Sale

August 17, 2016

Save Big For Back To School at Hansen’s Back to School and Summer End Sale! Saturday, August 20th - Sunday,  August 28th, 2016 Featuring 30-50%...

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Back To School For Surfers!

August 15, 2016

It’s that time of year again, the days are starting to get shorter and the fall swells will start rolling in soon. And that means...

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Hansens Team Rider Jade Morgan in Indo

August 11, 2016

Hansens Surfboards Team Rider Jade Morgan scoring in Indo while on summer break from his college studies, The 19-year old SUPERbrand Team Rider spent a month in Indonesia...

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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, Poler, RAEN and Vissla.

For over 40 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!