The Fascinating Story of One of San Diego’s Oldest Surf Shops – Don Hansen, founder of Hansen Surfboards, hitchhiked from South Dakota to California to build his life around surfing when he was 18, he hasn’t looked back since

The Fascinating Story of One of San Diego’s Oldest Surf Shops – Don Hansen, founder of Hansen Surfboards, hitchhiked from South Dakota to California to build his life around surfing when he was 18, he hasn’t looked back since

When visiting surfers screened a surf flick at his college in South Dakota in the late ’50s, the mid-west native became hooked on surfing before ever even riding a wave.

The first episode of Surf Shop Chronicles kicks off with the story one of the oldest surf shops in San Diego: Hansen Surfboards in Encinitas, California, founded by Don Hansen.

Hansen then learned to shape from legendary surfboard builders of the ’60s and eventually opened his iconic surf shop across from Swami’s in the ’70s.

From the amalgamated scent of wax, new wetsuits and fresh boards to the intel on which local break is currently working best, where to get the best post-surf burrito in town and so much more, surf culture resides inside surf shops–that’s what makes them special.

In Surf Shop Chronicles, a new web series, SURFER will be sharing the stories of iconic surf shops.

Read more here: Surfer Mag

The Fascinating Story of One of San Diego’s Oldest Surf Shops   Don Hansen, founder of Hansen Surfboards, hitchhiked from South Dakota to California to build his life around surfing when he was 18, he hasnt looked back since surf photo  The Fascinating Story of One of San Diego’s Oldest Surf Shops   Don Hansen, founder of Hansen Surfboards, hitchhiked from South Dakota to California to build his life around surfing when he was 18, he hasnt looked back since surf photo  The Fascinating Story of One of San Diego’s Oldest Surf Shops   Don Hansen, founder of Hansen Surfboards, hitchhiked from South Dakota to California to build his life around surfing when he was 18, he hasnt looked back since surf photo

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