International Surfboard Builders Hall Of Fame Inductee Details
For: Don Hanson
Inductee Name
Don Hanson
Event Year
Inductee Location
Hansen's Surfboards 1105 S Coast Hwy 101 Encinitas, CA 92024
Inductee Contact
800-480-4754 (toll free) 760-753-6596 (local)
Inductee Brand
Inductee Boardshop
Hansen Surfboards
Boardshop Link
Inductee Bio

 Don Hansen got his start shaping surfboards for Jack O'Neill and then in 1961, moved to the North Shore of Hawaii where he went off on his own shaping and selling Hansen Surfboards from a small shack located at the end of a dirt road. While living in Hawaii, his love for the big waves became evident when he finished 2nd place in the Makaha Surfing World Championships in Hawaii, He was pictured on the cover of Surfing Magazine at Haleiwa, and was featured in the surf movie, "North Swell," produced by Grant Rohloff.

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