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Joel Tudor Surfboards

October 19, 2016

Joel Tudor is one of the most polarizing figures in surfing. He is best known for his mesmerizing style, blending the classic with future forward...

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5 Epic GoPro Surf Videos

October 11, 2016

Technology has advanced rapidly in the last 10 years, and one of the most important advancements for action sports has been the development of POV...

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Peak To Peak B-Sides: The Pioneers Of Pipeline

October 06, 2016

Ever seen that famous picture of Greg Noll standing on the beach at Pipeline!? Well Don Hansen was there that day, and this video along...

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5 - Epic California Ski and Snowboard Resorts

October 04, 2016

Seasons, they change, and what was once a sweltering summer filled with tourists and south swells turns into autumn and eventually winter. California is blessed...

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Celebrating 55 Years of Hansen's - Friday, October 7th From 5-7pm

September 30, 2016

  Join us on Friday, October 7th from 5-7pm for a celebration of epic proportions! +Live music by Austin Burns +Amazing food +Epic raffle giveaways...

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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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Creatively Cool - Dustin Ortiz

August 10, 2016

Dustin Ortiz is a native son of North County. Dustin’s art, while inspired by the sea is anything but cliche beach art. With a keen...

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Comfortably Numb The Search by Rip Curl with Mick Fanning and Mason Ho

August 09, 2016

   We were privileged to have a sneak peek of Comfortably Numb The Search by Rip Curl with Mick Fanning and Mason Ho the last week when Mick...

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Hansens Team Rider David Suhadolnik in Shotgun

August 05, 2016

Shotgun from david suhadolnik on Vimeo.  David Suhadolnik in Indo and at home in San Diego this past summer. Filmed by Christian Clark. Additional footage...

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Best Surfers Over 40

August 03, 2016

 Image courtesy of: Reef  Orange is the new black and 40 is the new 30, which means that surfers are having prolonged careers and ripping...

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5 Surf Photographers To Follow On Instagram Right Now!

July 21, 2016

One of the most amazing aspects of the tech revolution is the instant access it gives us to surf media. Right there floating around in...

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Our Top 5 Sustainable Surf Videos and Products

July 13, 2016

Sustainability and surfing go hand in hand, as surfers we depend on mother ocean to provide us with long clean lines of stoke. Many surfers...

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The Switchfoot 2016 Bro-Am Recap

July 12, 2016

We had such a great time at the Bro-Am this year and we are so stoked that our Team took home 2nd Place against a...

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Hansen's Top 5 Legendary Waterman

July 07, 2016

A true waterman has an innate connection with mother ocean, knowing her many moods and faces. Despite the ever changing conditions that the sea presents,...

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La Chic Claims an Edit of Austin Ware by Gage Hingeley

June 28, 2016

As surfers, exploration fulfills our deepest need for adventure. Surf adventure takes us into the depths of jungles in search of the elusive epic wave....

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4th of July Sale - Hansen's Surf Shop San Diego

June 28, 2016

It's time for Hansen's annual 4th of July Sale!  Score up to 50% off of all of your favorite surf brands at Hansen's, San Diego's...

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The Best San Diego Surf Shops

June 24, 2016

While we pride ourselves on being an inclusive surf shop and retail experience for anyone living in or visiting San Diego, we also recognize that...

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Beach Bag Essentials

June 22, 2016

The sun is shining, the waves are getting warmer and the crowds are starting to flock towards the beach. Whether you’re a sun kissed local...

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Free RAEN Gift Pack With RAEN Sunglass Purchase

June 15, 2016

Everyone needs a stylish pair of shades for the summer and luckily RAEN has you covered. RAEN's high quality and classically inspired sunglasses will have you looking cool both at the beach...

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Hansen's and Spy Optic Beach Clean Up - Saturday June 18th!

June 13, 2016

HANSEN'S & SPY OPTIC ISD SWAMIS BEACH SWEEP Join the Hansen’s team & SPY Optic this Saturday, June 18th, from 8-11am for a Swami’s beach...

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The Epic Dad Adventure Guide

June 09, 2016

The best way to honor today's outdoor dad is to get wild. Throw caution to the wind and embrace your adventurous spirit! The great outdoors...

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Father's Day Gift Guide

June 03, 2016

  Hansen’s has been family owned and operated since the 1960’s and was started by the original rad dad Don Hansen. Every year we are...

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Peak to Peak Part 3: The North Shore

May 27, 2016

In Peak to Peak Part 3: The North Shore, Don tell us about his time riding waves on the legendary North Shore of Oahu. From...

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Memorial Day Sale!

May 23, 2016

Don't miss our Memorial Day Sale! Save up to 50% on Summer essentials! Friday, May 27th - Monday, May 30th.  Sale is in-store ONLY  ...

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Best in Show - Our Top 5 Mens Boardshorts

May 17, 2016

The south swells are starting to roll in and sessions are lasting well past dinner, which must mean we are dropping head first into summer....

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Hansen by Gerry Lopez the Dart Surfboard

May 13, 2016

In honor of The Boardroom Show Icons Of Foam Honoring Gerry Lopez this weekend May 14th and 15th at The Fairgrounds we wanted to share...

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Creative Cool - Julian Martin

May 10, 2016

There’s a creative mastermind in our midst, capturing the interaction between those that set our culture on fire and the trails they blaze. Armed with...

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The Parallelogram by Ryan Burch

May 06, 2016

From WHAT IS AN ASYMMETRICAL SURFBOARD An asymmetrical surfboard can be any shape or size, as long as both sides are not the same. The...

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Why the O'Neill Hammer Spring Wetsuit is Your Best Option

May 04, 2016

Watch Josh give you his opinion on why he prefers the price point O'Neill Hammer wetsuit over  some of the more expensive spring wetsuit options....

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May 03, 2016

O'Neill Presents: Wave Of The Winter this day, May 5th, 2016 at 6:30 pm, hosted by the SurflineForecast Team! For more info check this site There...

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Baja Survival Guide

April 27, 2016

Just south of San Diego lies a land of intrigue, adventure and endless opportunity. Sure, there are rumors of it resembling the Wild West and...

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Mick Fanning in Store!

April 25, 2016

Mick Fanning, Taylor Knox, Rob Machado and the Crew from Reef stopped in the shop on Friday April 22nd to greet our lucky customers and...

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Team Rider Matt Lewis

April 11, 2016

   matt lewis from Brian Baucum on Vimeo.

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Creative Cool Andy Davis

April 01, 2016

   Andy Davis might be the definition of cruisey, from his brush strokes to the way he lives his life, Davis seems to be in...

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Ryan Burch Surfboards New Fishs

March 30, 2016

"The fish was the first board that I was able to push like a thruster without losing glide and the feeling of effortless speed. “Fish”...

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Hansens at The Oakley Surf Shop Challenge 2016

March 28, 2016

David Suhadolnik pic: @myepicwave Follow us through our heat at the Oakley Surf Shop Challenge 2016. Our 2 Team Riders were David Suhadolnik and Matt Lewis. Our...

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Best In Show - Our Five Surf Watch Picks

March 17, 2016

While today’s surf watches still keep time like the tried and true timepieces that came before them, they have evolved into something much greater as...

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Annual Spring Sale

March 16, 2016

Don’t Miss Our Annual Spring Sale Saturday, March 19th through Saturday, March 26th - Up to 50% Off Selected Clothing and Gear Including: Swimwear, Sportswear,...

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Rip Curl Escape Ultimate Boardshorts & Why These Are Great For Surfing

March 15, 2016

Josh talks about the features of the Rip Curl Mirage Escape Ultimate boarshort.  This boardshort is perfect for any surfer as it is built with...

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The Perfect Water Sandal - The Cobian Draino

March 10, 2016

Always frustrated with sandals that don't work well in the water? Well Cobian sandals has the answer with their specifically designed sandal built with water...

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Creative Cool - Woody Gooch

March 08, 2016

Woody Gooch’s photos transcend the traditional surf photo formula of heaving barrels and huge airs. Don’t let that statement misguide you, there is some radical...

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Peak to Peak Part 2: Learning From A Legend

February 29, 2016

In part two of our documentary series we follow along as Don takes a journey from Southern California up the coast to Santa Cruz, where...

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