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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Jul 9, 2016
Yesterday a 12 year old boy drowned.
You might think you can swim but that is way foolish logic. In the ocean, you'll never win if the conditions are rough and windy. Why proved to your friends you can beat nature. On this, you will loose.
So for God sake don't be stupid while visiting our beaches. If you don't see good surfers out there, don't go out. Learn about rip tides and for heaven sakes don't let children go too far in the surf.
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Rescue crews are temporarily stopping their search for a 14-year-old boy who went missing in the ocean in Myrtle Beach while swimming Thursday afternoon.
Jun 8, 2016
Last year I made six short boards, 6'6" for grandkids and daughter Kim. Some how I ended up making two too many. Understand, I'm way not a short boarder, long boards are my style, so keeping one for myself would not work. But I knew someone who is an up and coming short boarder: Chris Prevatte. Chris is the owner of Professional at Core and More Fitness of Shallotte (NC). tps://www.facebook.com/chris.prevatte.1
Here is what this board looks like: http://www.blinddogsurfboards.com/2015/11/two-boards-for-christmas.html
I gave one to Chris with one condition: "Ride the epoxy off it!" He managed to take First in an ESA event - Mens Short Board and First in Mens Short Board at Shedfest Contest, Carolina Beach. Congradulations Chris on some good riding!
Apr 30, 2016
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Dec 13, 2015
|This is Carvalho wood wood, probably from Brazil. Often referred to as Australian Lacewood. A friend from Bazil "|
Jean Paolo here we say Carvalho wood, the middle of the sun !
Just started this Rising Sun for Harry and Tara. Needed to draft a new spar and glued two 1/4"
Glassed and sanded. Ready for skim coat and gloss coat.
Almost finished with wood working part. Need to fit a fin box and leash plug/vent.
Rising sun panel glued and rough sanded to about 3/16" and glued to ribs and spar. First of three, maybe four 5/16" rail strips.
Frame ribs glued to spar and with two stringers to control twisting during construction. Top two plates to also stiffen the frame. The fin box needs internal bracing, Here are 1/4" balsa strips held while being glued in place Next the Rising Sun bottom deck is built.
|Dressed up, ready to go (4 oz glass)|
|Between main ribs are false ribs to add additional strength.|
|First and second 5/16 sq. railing in place|
|Mating the bottom to ribs and spar|
|Ready to glue up|
|First two deck plates|
|Lighting holes in spar|
|Milling to 3/16" thick.|
|2-piles matched woods|
|Shopping for wood. They had a bunch of white cedar.|
|Plotting our an 8' spar in a Mini-Mal board.|