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Uncharted Territories In Sri Lanka

September 21, 2017

Best seat in the house, Arugam Bay. Elliot Gray Photo Last Thursday, I packed up my boards and said goodbye to Indonesia. Two flights later...

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Kisses from the Coral

September 15, 2017

You should have seen the other guy. Photo by Tyler Correll Last week, during the last day of my adventurous stay on Nusa Lembongan, the...

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Nusa Bagus!

September 08, 2017

Having my best friend Morgan with me here makes home seem much less far away. Photo: Tyler Correll After two full weeks of fun in...

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Medewi Madness

September 01, 2017

Hi, yes, I’ll take 100 of these lefts please. Jon Weiand Photo I finally made the mission out to Medewi late last week, and boy...

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Amateur San Diego Surf Competitions Fall 2017

August 28, 2017

Whether you have never entered a surf competition, regularly participate, or are the proud parent of a shredding grom or even surfing dog, the waves...

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Rainbow, Reef, Olukai & Cobian - Our Staff Sandal Favorites

August 25, 2017

Here in San Diego, we are lucky enough to be able to wear sandals nearly all year round. With so many different sandal companies and...

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Life Is Sweet In Canggu

August 23, 2017

No shortage of watermelons here in Bali! I’ve made the pilgrimage to the promised land of Bali, Indonesia, and I could not be more excited...

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The First Leg: A Week in Japan

August 17, 2017

Taiyaki is one of many famous sweets in Japan. It is a yummy pastry with sweet red-bean filling, traditionally shaped like a fish! A week...

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Back To School Sale

August 17, 2017

School's almost back in session and we have some killers savings to have you looking stylish on day one! This Saturday, August 19th through Sunday,...

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How to Wax a Surfboard

August 15, 2017

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting a brand new surfboard. From the smell of the resin on your car ride home to the...

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Adventure Packing List

August 10, 2017

Color coordinated and ready to roll! Before a trip, we all go through the same process of picking what clothing and personal items to bring,...

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Surfboard Packing Tips

August 02, 2017

“Look Steph, I fit in your board bag! Guess you’re bringing me along.” - Ruby Traveling with surfboards is exhausting, nerve-wracking, unglamorous, and yet, SO...

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Confessions of an Ex-Hoarder

July 27, 2017

The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. Recently, I moved out of my childhood home, and as my mom and I...

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What Wetsuit Thickness Do I Need for San Diego?

July 20, 2017

Southern California is known for its consistently warm weather, beautiful beaches, tan bodies and of course, surfing. From rippable beach breaks like Blacks to the...

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Surf Etiquette: A Refresher Course

July 20, 2017

Ah, summer, a wonderful time for tourists and residents alike to enjoy the beautiful beaches of San Diego. While there’s plenty of room for all...

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Full Speed Ahead

July 18, 2017

Travel addicted - hiking to the peak of Mt. Masada, Israel, 2015 As I mentioned in a previous post – I have some pretty big...

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Summer Surfboard Guide

July 12, 2017

At first, I was going to write a post for all of you about various types of boards that are great for summer, but as...

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Hansen's Instagram Giveaway Contest

July 11, 2017

Its GIVEAWAY TIME! Our friends at Famous Surf @famoussurf are giving YOU the biggest Instagram Giveaway we have ever done! It includes everything pictured here:1 6' Deluxe Famous...

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No Place Like Home (in Encinitas CA)

June 30, 2017

That’s me at Pipes a few months ago. Photo by Chris Grant Hi there! My name is Stephanie Schechter, and I am a 21-year-old surfer...

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Hansen's Annual Fourth Of July Sale

June 28, 2017

Score amazing deals at our Annual 4th of July Sale! With up to 50% OFF of selected swimwear, sportswear, casual wear, backpacks, footwear, wetsuits and...

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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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MEMORIAL DAY SALE

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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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: lostsurfboards.net 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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Pipeline Predictions

December 07, 2016

Ladies and gentleman, it’s the show-down we’ve been waiting for all year! Every December the best surfers from around the world make the pilgrimage to...

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North Shore Trip Essentials

December 01, 2016

The south swells of summer are tapering off and the Northern Hemisphere is finally starting to light up! Big purple blobs of swell can be...

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5 Wetsuits to Get You Through Winter

November 17, 2016

Attention all locals and legends, groms and grommets, surfers and bodyboarders: The season has changed! Say so long to the warm days of summer and...

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Hansen's Fall Essentials

November 03, 2016

Shop the look: Hat, Jacket With the crisp mornings and cold water temperatures right around the corner, it's safe to say that Fall attire is...

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Snow Gear Sale And Swap November 5th and 6th

October 25, 2016

2016 Ski and Snowboard Gear Sale and Swap   *Sale-  Up to 50% OFF Skis & Snowboards (Select 2015/2016 Models Only) Clothing & Accessories. *Swap-  We...

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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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