Hansen Surfboards was established in 1961 on Oahu's famous North Shore by Don Hansen.
In 1962, Don moved the shop from the small shack on Kawela Bay to a larger building just across the street from Cardiff Reef in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Ca. It was here that Don's surfboard shaping business really began to grow. By the mid-1960's, Hansen Surfboards was shipping surfboards to many parts of the world. Many of Don Hansen's original shapes are still available today at Hansen's. Among these are the Hansen 50-50, Competitor, Classic and Superlight models, just to name a few. Hansen's now stocks approximately 700 surfboards, both Hansen surfboards and also surfboards by other manufacturers including Lost, Channel Islands/Al Merrick, Simon Anderson, Byrne, Chemistry, SurfTech, Aviso and S-Core. For more information on the surfboards we carry, and even a current stocklist, click here.
The Hansen Story In the early 70's, Hansen's transitioned into a retail business and quickly became one of the most popular and well-known surf shops in Southern California. Our single location in Encinitas is now the largest surf shop in San Diego County! Our 16,000 square feet of retail space gives us the unique ability to offer something for EVERYONE in the family, both young and old. We've got apparel, beach accessories, surf gear, snow gear, skate gear and even home décor! Talk about a one-stop shop!
Hansen's has one of the greatest selections of sandals on the West Coast with over 6,000 pairs of sandals in stock year-round! Whether you're looking for waterproof beach sandals like the Cobian Waterman or suede/leather casual dress sandals like the Olukai Kumu, our sandal room is bound to have something in stock that will meet your style and comfort needs perfectly. We carry all the most popular brands of sandals including Reef, Cobian, Sanuk, Olukai, Quiksilver, Roxy, Havianas, Flojos and more! We've also got a killer shoe section with hot brands like DC, Etnies, Emerica, DVS, Simple, Macbeth, 88 and Globe. During the fall/holiday season, we also carry a huge selection of Ugg sheepskin boots.
Rusty, Volcom, Split, Matix, Mada and Krew. If you're looking for more refined business-casual attire, we've got the hottest styles like Tommy Bahama camp shirts and khakis, Kahala shorts and Hawaiian shirts, volley shorts from Quiksilver Edition and dress shirts from 7 Diamonds. We also have a huge selection of men's watches including Nixon Watches, tide watches from Quiksilver and Rip Curl, and Freestyle Watches. If you're looking for the latest fashions in men's sunglasses and polarized sunglasses, Hansen's has got you covered with top selling brands like Spy, Quiksilver, Maui Jim, Hoven, Von Zipper, Electric, Smith and Anon. We've also got a huge selection of surf trunks and boardshorts from Billabong, Quiksilver, O'neill, Reef, Volcom, Matix, Rip Curl and Tommy Bahama, to name a few.
In our Women's section, you can count on finding all the latest fashions. You'll find