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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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Surfboard Travel Tips

August 06, 2018

An Instagram poll I created before checking in to my flight to New Zealand this past April. Spoiler alert: they let it on, but just...

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Superbrand Customer Appreciation

August 01, 2018

Come down to Hansen Surfboards this Friday Aug 3rd from 1-3 pm & cool off with some tasty fro yo from our friends at Superbrand...

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Splendour in the Grass

July 27, 2018

The view from the hill leading to the Amphitheater got a glimpse of nearly the entire festival, surrounded by the lush green rainforest. Last weekend...

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Thank You Parko

July 23, 2018

Photo: Checkwood What a year it’s been so far on tour. Now that we are more than half way through the season, it’s safe to...

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Melon Mania

July 20, 2018

The OG melons, which are both currently resting at home while I am away. They always say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but...

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We’re All Going to Die

July 13, 2018

The Babe Rainbow, jamming out after performing Stefan Hunt’s book, ​We’re All Going to Die. Now, before you exit your browsers, this isn’t your everyday...

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91X & Dragon Del Mar Summer Concert Ticket Giveaway

July 10, 2018

Come join Dragon Alliance Sunglasses & 91X - San Diego at Hansen Surfboards this Friday the 13th from 1pm-3pm for an Del Mar Summer Concert ticket give away & BBQ. You...

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Filmy Finds for a Fiver

July 09, 2018

There’s something about the blue-ness of the sky that only can be captured on film Before leaving California, I ordered an old Minolta AF camera...

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Winter Blues on the Gold Coast

June 29, 2018

While this location is commonly associated with fast tubing waves and recognized as stop number one on the WCT, it also happens to be a...

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Surf Team Goes to The Surf Ranch

June 27, 2018

I had an incredible opportunity to attend KSWC’s Surf Ranch this past December. Our Point Loma Nazarene University surf team got invited to give feedback...

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Fourth of July SALE 2018

June 27, 2018

Hansen’s Annual 4th of July SALE Saturday, June 30th - Sunday, July 8th Save up to 50% OFF Swimwear, Sportswear, Selected Surfboards & Wetsuits, Backpacks, Shoes,...

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Andy Irons : KISSED BY GOD

June 22, 2018

In today’s world of alcohol and drug addiction, mental health disorders are more prevalent than what is publicly let on. It is taboo and often...

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A Year of Steph and Hansen’s

June 21, 2018

This was my first week in Australia, at Bondi Beach’s Sculpture by the Sea. Somehow, this is my 52nd weekly post for the Hansen’s blog!...

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Crystal Castle

June 17, 2018

One of many friendly Buddhas that can be spotted at Crystal Castle. After almost seven months of living in Byron Bay, I finally made it...

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Salty Crew Presents "Find Refuge In The Sea"

June 13, 2018

Join us this Friday June 15th from 6pm-9pm for a special film feature; Salty Crew presents "Find Refuge In The Sea". Salty Crew will be...

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Hansen Surfboards Beach Clean Up 2018

June 08, 2018

Dirty beaches. It's not ok. Join the Outerknown, Hansen Surfboards & Surfline family for an #ItsNotOk beach clean up Saturday, June 16th from 9am - 11am. Hansen Surfboards is offering a 20%...

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Keramas Craziness

June 08, 2018

PHOTO: WSL / Sloane Is it just us, or does it seem like every event on tour this year has raised the bar in surfing?...

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Thrifty Adventures

June 08, 2018

I believe this is what the youths these days call, “van life.” The first time I drove from Crescent Head to Byron Bay was in...

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Summer Construction Update

June 05, 2018

Sorry for the inconvenience everyone! We're currently dealing with quite a bit of construction around the shop. New sidewalks and parking spaces are going in all...

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Crescent Head Malibu Classic

June 01, 2018

With water in the mid-70s and plenty of waves like this, the weekend was one for the books. Photo by talented young Sydney-sider Spencer Edwards....

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Do Wave Pools Belong in Professional Surfing?

May 23, 2018

Image: WSL As a young grommet, I always dreamed of surfing perfect waves. For most of my friends and I, perfect waves meant forking over...

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The Great Wave Pool Debate

May 22, 2018

The first time I saw a properly surfable wave pool was 2011, on the great world wide web. Viral videos had already become a staple...

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Memorial Day Sale 2018

May 22, 2018

Hansen’s Annual Memorial Day SALE Friday, May 25th - Monday, May 28th   Save up to 50% OFF Swimwear, Sportswear, Wetsuits, Shoes, Sandals & more. Get...

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Family Down Under

May 18, 2018

It has been so fun to have my mom here in Australia, especially for Mother’s Day! Over the past seven months, I’ve had a handful...

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The Byron Bay General Store

May 14, 2018

When your meal is this pretty, you’re allowed to take a picture. This week, my post is dedicated to one of the establishments where I...

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5 Clips To Get You Fired Up To Surf

May 13, 2018

Far too often, we go check our local surf spot and the waves are, for lack of a better word, haggard. Whether it’s a marginal...

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Yeah The Girls

May 06, 2018

All-girls party waves are even more fun when there’s more than one girl in the water! Photo by Alex Roberts , shooting for Solsoya ....

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Two Days Down the Coast

April 27, 2018

Liv’s trusty steed - a 1993 Toyota Townace named Greg. This past weekend, I ran into my friend Olivia Donnelly, who is originally from Santa...

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The Single Fin Mingle

April 20, 2018

The artwork for the Single Fin Mingle, all created by the talented Bradley King, is hands down some of the coolest art I have ever...

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Green Trends Down Under!

April 19, 2018

Just me in the big blue sea, in a Sol Soya swimsuit made of recycled materials. Photo by Remi Bedora. Although an annual Earth Day...

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World Tour Spooked Out of WA

April 18, 2018

As all surfers know, when we step off the continent and paddle out, there is an inherent risk associated with this decision. To put it...

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#CheersMick - 5 Reasons Why We Will Always Remember Mick Fanning

April 12, 2018

As the tour makes its way to West Oz for the third and final stop of the Australian leg, it’s with mixed emotions as a...

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Going for Cold

April 06, 2018

Long pants and boots? I don’t even know who I am anymore! After almost an entire year of avoiding truly chilly weather, I am taking...

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Best Friends from Bali to Byron

April 01, 2018

Our board preference is one of the only things we don’t agree on! Last week, I received a special visitor from home: one of my...

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Noosa Festival of Surfing - Part 2

March 27, 2018

Little cove last week, filled with some of the world’s best traditional longboarders is nostalgic, classic, and undeniably perfect. Photo: Casey Ripper, shot on Portra...

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World Class Welcome For The World Tour

March 22, 2018

  What. Did. We. Just. Witness? The WSL Championship Tour was just greeted with one of the warmest “welcome-backs” ever. From office-dwelling weekend warriors to...

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Spring Sale!

March 19, 2018

Saturday, March 24th - Saturday March 31st* Get up to 50% OFF Selected Swimwear, Sportswear, Wetsuits, Shoes, Sandals & more!**  Sale is in-store only.  ...

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Noosa Festival of Surfing - Part 1

March 16, 2018

Perfect peelers and a rainbow in the background... what more can you ask for? This week, I’m up in Queensland for the 2018 Noosa Festival...

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Falling for Tropical Autumn

March 12, 2018

One of the rare non-rainy days we’ve had in the past couple of weeks. Photo: Ming Nomchong The first of March marks the Autumn solstice...

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Byron Bay Surf Festival

March 02, 2018

Can you spot the melon among all the mermaids? Photo by Katie White (Salty Hearts Photography) Last week, I was surfing at The Pass and...

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Fin It to Win It!

February 23, 2018

The bare necessities. Although I am first and foremost a surfer, I am aware that some days, boards can be left on the beach, for...

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Chasing Waterfalls

February 16, 2018

No frogs were harmed in the making of this image. Photo: Blake Haslau Well guys, I learned something new last week. There is, in fact,...

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Byron Bay vs. Encinitas

February 09, 2018

Two popular surf spots with consistently decent surf: Swam- I mean... super secret spot! - and The Pass. So, I’ve come to the realization that...

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Hansen's Annual Year-End Clearance Ski & Snowboard SALE

February 05, 2018

Thursday, February 8th - Sunday, February 11th20% - 50% OFF Selected Skis & Snowboards(Select 2017/2018 Models Only), Boots & Bindings, Adult & Children's Clothing, Helmets, Goggles... and much more!**In-Store...

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One Piece Wonders

February 01, 2018

Three classics in one photo: a VW bus, a single fin longboard, and a one piece swimsuit. Anyone who knows me knows that I can...

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