Our Promise To You

My Environmental Promise: I use Forest Stewardship Council certified woods or woods salvaged from downed trees. All boards are glassed with epoxy resin which is cleaner for our environment and emits 50-75% less Volatile Organic Compounds than polyester resin. In my shop I have moderate ventilation and no need for a mask when glassing. Epoxy is lighter and stronger than polyester. My wood boards are nearly indestructible and should last a lifetime. Each board is quality crafted for strength, durability and concern for our environment.

My Satisfaction Promise: Ride your board for 30 days. If you don't like it, return it.

CONTACT: Dan Johnston BlindDogSurfboards@yahoo.com

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Nov 11, 2019

9' 3" Pin tail nose rider

Just about ready to glass. This will be a  single fin. glassed in pivot fin.

Finally, an easy way to get suited

\\\Easy On Surfing


Put a wetsuit on easier and faster using the Surf Jimmy!
Surf Jimmy is a product unlike any other. Made out of a strong but smooth sailing material – it’s the product that makes putting on a wetsuit easy and fast. After all, who has time to mess with damp wetsuits when the perfect swell is just minutes away? Our product saves surfers both time and hassle. And the best part? It’s washable and reusable – even condoms can’t do that.
The perfect wave may only come once…will you be ready?


Sok til hånd
The Surf Jimmy is extremely easy to use:
1. Unwrap the Surf Jimmy.
2. Pull it onto one foot.
3. Stick that leg into the wetsuit.
4. Repeat with your other foot.
5. Do the same with your arms.
6. Wrap the Surf Jimmy back together again using the elastic strap.
7. Save the Jimmy for next time you need to put a wetsuit on.


Jimmy Bag. Now I need to find a dealer that sells them.


Aug 26, 2019

7' 6" Fish

Western Red Cedar and Paulownia wood.

Pointing to a spacer/false rib. This weights almost nothing but adds huge amount of strength to the deck. 
 Ready to glass. Sold to Tim's Bagel's in Ocean Isle Beach. 


Dec 1, 2018

2018 Los Angeles International Auto Show

This past Summer, Volvo Cars (US) commissioned a short (6' 7")  board for this auto show. They wanted to stage it with a very unique pair of snow (powder) skis, Magnum Opus. The top surface is a very stunning wood veneer and Volvo wanted the board to match the ski wood color. Friend and fellow surfboard builder, Tom Allen/Tradition Surfboards, handled the tint job on my board. 

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Dean Shaw,  PR Director, Volvo Cars (US) 

Jul 13, 2018

8' Mini Mal Sunrise

This board will work well in small to shoulder high surf. Fin set-up is 2+1 and best with two thrusters and 7" fin.  White and red Western cedar, wood is book matched rising sun and top deck. Board is 8'2" x 23 1/2" x 3 1/2". Nose (@12" is 19" and tail @ 12" is 15 1/2".