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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Jan 14, 2014

Single Fin: what is the big deal

Very well written and presented piece about our love affair with Single Fins.

"In his treatise on the single fin and single fin surfing, Paul Gross, surfboard designer and former editor of Surfer, outlines the role of the surfboard fin in recent history – from Tom Blake to the Thruster and back again to ”…those who want to feel the speed and texture of the wave, rather than generate an endless string of choppy, butt-wiggling maneuvers.”

For Paul Gross's full essay visit: 

Single Fin Surfing: A Question Of Balance

by Paul Gross on January 13, 2014 


Jan 2, 2014

Rising Sun - Finished/Sold

Started on this before Christmas and finally getting back onto it. All cedar with Australian Lacewood for the Sun. It's 9'1" maybe 9'2" x 23" x 3" Nose Rider model Chelsea. Concave nose and slight V heading to tail. Nose has little more nose rocker than traditional NR boards, mainly for the choppy water we surf and lack of point breaks. Tail rocker starts later than most NR, found it does a nice job of moving water out of riders waves on cut backs. The nose will have 70/30 foil, tapering into 50/50 pinched rail then with about 5/90 on the bottom for more lifting of nose. Nose at 12" is 18" and at tail 16". Tail block will be 9".   Sold

UPDATE: January 11, 2014  Finished Board
Chelsea model with Rising Sun