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 12, 2012

Bookcase for Surfers - $475

Between board projects, except now Tom is finishing up couple of short boards and I'm thinking about couple more 9'0" Competition boards, one for East Coast fellow. I really enjoy the 9'0" I just finished, nice blend of speed, maneuverability and nose riding. I'm adding nose concave to the next ones.

I have been wanting to build a surfer's bookcase. The door is holding a board has been glassed with epoxy and while is tempting to surf, it might work as a skim board but not surfboard. It is 1" thick, spruce wood book matched to show grain and figuring. Turtle is inlayed blue Abalone shell.   Here's what I ended up with.


Nov 10, 2012

NIce boards from Scott

Scott Summerfield is an awesome glass maker. He sells his work through galleries in our area and all over US. Working in glass has always amazed me. You know, taking a solid, making it molten and in the end come out with something stunning. All borne of fire and silica. Amazing.
Scott's home page

Well Scott is a surfer, not a surprise right? He also wants to dabble in wood board building. These two have been surfed and do what they do rather well. He brought these over today and I'd like to share his work with you. Two nice Alaias.

Nov 7, 2012

Web Cam for Sunset Beach NC

Dave Nelson-Broker
910-443-0868 cell

After many years we finally have a webcam back at Sunset Beach thanks to Dave Nelson and Kelly Clemmons at Century 21 in Sunset Beach.

While cam 2 shows a small section of beach, it will help everyone judge what SB surf is like. As the sun moves west, we can see the east side of the pier.

Oct 27, 2012

Hurricane Sandy at Sunset Beach NC (updated 1530 hrs 10-27-12)

Hurricane Sandy delivered.  Friday and Saturday waves very thick strong waves, something we do not get here too often.   On Friday, yesterday, I went out at OIB, took three really nice waves, in 7' range, didn't get nailed and just had a ball. Off-shore wind was about 30 mph with gusts up to 50. Dropping in was awesome, really late takes offs. After three waves I called it a day and packed it in. For me, that was just fine. Next day I stayed sand side and took pictures. While these waves may look small, almost every outside sets were close out' stupidly nasty. and wicked side shore drift. Not my cup of tea.

Enjoy the following. Every one out there was ripping. Fantastic day for everyone.  


Tom - shaper/partner at Blind Dog Surfboards on his foam BD Nose Rider


Tom Allen....No pain No gain :)

Locals ripping it up.


Oct 26, 2012

Holiday Season Special


We will take $100 off any board, new, used, or we will build your next board, if you trade in any surfboard in any condition, even broken in half. Have you been waiting for that really good deal, this is it. All our boards carry a 30 day try out period. If you don't like it after 30 days, bring it back.

Happy Holidays
Tom and Dan

Oct 17, 2012

From Charlie up near Topsail Beach, NC

Thanks Charlie. Seems we're all getting few good waves last couple days. Almost time for wetsuits. :)

Sep 30, 2012

Sunset Beach Clean Up 10/13/2012 (UPDATE)


 35 beach cleaners showed up on this cold, windy 'feels like Winter' day. Your beach is a tidier and she'll thank you for your work. Have a great Winter.


Hey everyone in the Sunset Beach area, do not forget to mark your calendar for Oct 13th at 7 am and plan on coming down to the beach to help out the 4h club and Blind Dog Surfboards in the annual beach clean up. We will be at the Gazebo area, main parking lot.

Please come and pay back to our beach all that she deserves to make her shine. 

Any questions? Please call Tom 910 508 3645.


Tom and Dan

Sep 27, 2012

Charlie on a Dog Nose Rider

I've seen more photos from his "north of Topsail Beach' place and must say it seems to be one of the better spots in NC aside from Outer Banks area. Darn sweet ride, nice work Charlie.

Sep 23, 2012

8'4" Mini-Mal on really small waves

September 23, 2012  Sunset Beach, NC. OK, not big but these pics make it look like a great day...it was not. Pictures by Jonathan Craven - Thanks Jonathan.