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2019 SNOW SALE & SWAP SALE

October 16, 2019

It’s that time of year! The Annual Pre-Season Snow Sale & Swap is here! SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH ONLY Get up to...

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End Of Summer HAPPY HOUR

October 03, 2019

END OF SUMMER HAPPY HOUR      SATURDAY OCT 5 , 2 0 1 9 FRO M 4 - 6 P M    BBQ &...

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MOVIE NIGHT at the shop!

August 28, 2019

SEARCH FOR THE BIG ONE What: Movie Night at the Shop! When: September 13, 2019 at 6:30pm Where: 1105 South Coast Hwy 101 Encinitas, CA...

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Hansen's Annual Back-To-School Sale

August 13, 2019

End of Summer BACK-TO-SCHOOL SALE Saturday, August 17th – Sunday, August 25th Get up to 50% OFF select swimwear, sportswear, shoes, wetsuits, and more! Summer’s...

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DRAGON & 91X EVENT

August 09, 2019

Come down to the shop this weekend; Dragon & 91x will be here with free Acai bowls from Superbowls and Dragon swag! When: Saturday August...

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Hansen's Annual Fourth of July Sale!

June 25, 2019

Hansen's Annual Fourth of July SALE Saturday June 29th - Sunday July 7th Kick off summer the right way and shop our annual 4th of...

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Big Wave Risk Assesment Group Summit - Scholarship Contest

June 06, 2019

Attention kids! We’ve teamed up with the Big Wave Risk Assessment Group to award TWO Grom Scholarships ($550 value!!) for their upcoming BWRAG event.  ...

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Memorial Day Sale 2019

May 20, 2019

MEMORIAL DAY SALE! Friday May 24th - Monday May 27th Get up to 50% OFF select Swimwear, Sportswear, Wetsuits, Shoes, Sandals, & more... STORE HOURS:...

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Some Tips To Learning To Surf

May 14, 2019

Lately, I’ve noticed that more and more people are interested in learning to surf. I love that everyone wants to try surfing, and I always...

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Backyard Blooms

April 25, 2019

I was driving home from work the other day and pulled over to take a closer look at these beautiful flowers overlooking Pipes beach. As...

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Spring Sale 2019

April 11, 2019

Hansen’s Spring SALE  Saturday, April 13th - Saturday, April 20th  (Closed Easter Sunday) Get up to 50% OFF Selected Swimwear, Sportswear, Wetsuits, Shoes, Sandals, & more....

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A Great Trend, Overall

March 18, 2019

For the first time in weeks, the weather forecast for San Diego finally looks like, well, a weather forecast for San Diego. It even seems...

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Colossal Fun at Mammoth Mountain February 28, 2019

March 03, 2019

 It’s certainly hard to leave when this is the view greeting you as you drive down the mountain.  What started off as a promising winter...

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Rainy Day Activities

February 22, 2019

It most certainly has been a wet winter here in Southern California, and at this point, many of us surfers have made our way through...

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Top Post-Surf Restaurants in Encinitas

February 08, 2019

I’m obviously very biased, but I think that the Encinitas stretch of the 101 is home to some of the best little cafes in California....

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2019 Year-End Clearance Ski & Snowboard SALE

February 04, 2019

Hansen’s Annual Year-End Clearance Ski & Snowboard SALE Thursday, February 7th - Sunday, February 10th20% - 50% OFF Selected Skis & Snowboards (Select 2018/2019 Models...

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The Ultimate Post-Surf Lunch Ranking

February 01, 2019

Spoiler Alert. When I go surfing with my friends, we generally won’t be in the water for more than 15 minutes before someone mentions that...

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A Spectacle for the Masses

January 25, 2019

Raen Optics Sunglasses - photo by Paulina Svenson I’ve always loved accessorizing, and I feel like sunglasses are the cherry on top for any outfit....

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Surfing In the Rain: The Bad Kind of Sick

January 18, 2019

When rain is in the forecast, there’s always a scramble to go surfing just in time to avoid the weather. Photo: ​Chris Grant​ / ​Jetty...

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Hansen’s Loves Dogs

January 11, 2019

Hansen’s shop dog Roscoe is now eight years old, but clearly, even as a puppy, he was a very hard working member of the team....

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New Year, No Fear

January 03, 2019

Maybe 2019 is your year to bust out the old longboard... or buy a drone. Photo by Jake Kin​. In the blink of an eye,...

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Surfing Through the Holidays

December 27, 2018

For many, this time of year is deemed far too busy to keep up a regular surfing schedule. With the stresses of having family in...

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A Monumental Year for Women’s Surfing

December 21, 2018

I am proud to say that all of the invitational longboarding events I have attended have had equal prize purses for men and women, including...

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Holiday Cheer by the Sea

December 17, 2018

 Last year, I spent the holiday season in the midst of a sizzling Australian summer. While there wasn’t much Christmas spirit going around, it was...

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Stocking Stuffers for Surfers

December 11, 2018

Photo by Angela Mae (Instagram: @ampayaban) Having a family member that surfs can be a bit frustrating at times - we only want to go...

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3 Common Surf Injuries and How to Prevent Them

November 30, 2018

Heavily glassed, single fin longboards provide you with over 9 feet of room to hit your head. This past weekend, I turned 23 years of...

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A Surfer’s Thanksgiving

November 21, 2018

I am most definitely thankful for the time I spent traveling! Photo by B​en Bugden​/ https://benbugden.com/​ shot in Byron Bay, Australia. Apparently, my birthday isn’t...

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UGGs Season

November 16, 2018

Image courtesy of UGG® Over the last six decades, sheepskin boots and surfers have gone together like chips and guacamole. Surfers in Australia began wearing...

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Winter Time Motivation

November 12, 2018

Shot by Chris Grant / @jettygirlsurfmag As the chilly winter months approach, it can be difficult to stay motivated to get out there and surf....

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Break In Prevention

November 02, 2018

Yesterday, while surfing Swamis, my friend’s car was broken into in broad daylight. They stole pretty much everything, including her purse, her yoga mat, and...

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Homecoming

October 30, 2018

I thought about swimming my way home, but figured it would be easier just to fly. Photo by Shendell Hay on Rottnest Island, Western Australia....

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2018 Snow Sale & Swap

October 23, 2018

Starting Saturday, October 27th through Friday, November 2nd, bring your gently used snow clothing and equipment into Hansen's and we'll sell it for you!* Once the sale is happening...

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Bali On a Budget

October 22, 2018

On my way home from Australia, I’ve found myself back on the island of Bali for one last hurrah, and my friend Morgan has come...

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Wild Wild West

October 10, 2018

For the last week and a half, I’ve been in Western Australia, visiting my friend Shendell, who I actually met in Sri Lanka over a...

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Bethany Hamilton Book Signing At Hansen's

October 09, 2018

Bethany Hamilton will be signing her two new books; "Unstoppable" & "Unstoppable Me" at the shop on Sunday October 14th 1-2pm        These books...

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Ode to the Patagonia Fleece

October 08, 2018

In the 1980s, an already large and growing outdoors brand by the name of Patagonia invented Synchilla, a synthetic fleece fabric meant to imitate the...

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Good Bye-ron

September 28, 2018

Oh Cape Byron, I will miss you and your iconic lighthouse. Photo: ​Ben Bugden​ / http://benbugden.com/ The time has come to pack my bags and...

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Stellar Heliskiing Visits San Diego

September 25, 2018

One of Canada's top heliskiing operations is coming to Hansen's!Join Stellar Heliskiing  to celebrate the start of the Fall season and share the stoke with...

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Used Surfboard Shopping Checklist

September 24, 2018

Maybe you’ll get lucky and score a two for one deal. For those just getting into surfing, buying a new surfboard can be a very...

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Surf Ranch Pro - An Analysis from the Pool

September 14, 2018

Photo: WSL / Kelly Cestari There was no waiting period, no warm up surfs down the beach, and the girls didn’t have to surf in...

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WSL Announces Equal Pay!

September 13, 2018

Way back in 2015, at the WSL North American Longboarding Championships. As the surfing world geared up to witness the first ever World Contest Tour...

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Choose Your Own Surf Adventure: Safety Concerns

September 11, 2018

  In the final installment of this mini-series, I wanted to address one of the most important aspects of traveling: safety. This excuse is definitely...

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Jim Kempton Book Signing & Tasting

September 07, 2018

Come join us Friday September 7th from 5-7pm for some great food and a chance to get a personally signed copy of former Surfer magazine...

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Choose Your Own Surf Adventure: Experience Levels

August 31, 2018

Myself, Emily Krak, Morgan Bloom, and Mali Suzuki. Photo by Chris Grant, Jetty Girl Magazine. Last week, we covered some tips and tricks to taking...

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Choose Your Own Surf Adventure: Affordable Travel

August 24, 2018

This could be you: sitting on a Balinese beach at sunset, enjoying a $5 seafood feast with your best friend, after a long day of...

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Wetsuit Style Guide

August 17, 2018

Much like the surfboard, the humble wetsuit has had many major evolutions throughout the course of its existence. Thankfully, they’ve gotten a whole lot comfier...

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Back to School SALE 2018

August 15, 2018

Hansen’s Annual Back to School SALE Saturday, August 18th - Sunday, August 26th Get up to 50% OFF Selected Men’s, Women’s and Kid’s Swimwear, Sportswear,...

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US Open of Surfing: Duct Tape Invitational

August 14, 2018

Young Hawaiian longboard stars Honolua Blomfield and Kelis Kaleopaa took ‘Best Shared Wave’ to a new level with this epic tandem ride. Photo: Jimmy Wilson...

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Tahiti Toss Up - Who Will Win?!

August 13, 2018

 Image: WSL/Scholtz  Event #7 on the World Tour is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! Teahupoo is without a doubt one...

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Katin by DeadKooks Surfboard Giveaway

August 13, 2018

**IN STORE ONLY** GIVEAWAY 🚨 YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS OUT! Katin is giving away a DeadKooks surfboard >> August 1st  through August 25th << HOW TO ENTER:...

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