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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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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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