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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Sep 11, 2011

Our Obi-Wan Kenobi - Dennis Hansen

Dan, Dennis, and Tom

Dennis taught us how to build wooden surfboards. He put up with our endless questions about how to bend a particular strip of wood, funny little tweeks that give just the right kind of planking tightness, rail designs, stuff that is impossible from just reading.

He was heading to Outer Banks and traveling with his girlfriend, and really sweet Pit Bull (yeah I know...but I must say, this one, a rescue dog, was just really sweet). Dennis said he would like to hook up with us and did, over at OIB Surf Off today. We took him over to Tubbs Inlet from Sunset Beach side for a session. He rode Tom's foam Nose Rider, Tom and I woodies. While the surf wasn't great, we did get some long rides and saw lots of Blues (fish) running under us. Problem was we couldn't see what was chasing them, nor did we really want to see/know what was down there.

Just getting out from session at Tubbs Inlet.

Dennis talking about
board building.
Dennis showing us proper rail layout for his new nose rider design. Rather complicated and Dennis said it really changes how to foil for nose riding.

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