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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: 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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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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