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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Dec 13, 2015

8' 3" Rising Sun

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"
plywood panels to make it. Usually there are few white Western Cedar boards but this time scored quite a few. Took the good white ones and dark ones into pile on the left below. The other pile on right is for decking, meaning they are all book matched pairs. Some really good choice pieces for this board and future boards. Lots of cutting and milling, almost whole day's worth of work, LOTS of sawdust.

Update 01/13
Glassed and sanded. Ready for skim coat and gloss coat.

Update 01/07
Almost finished with wood working part. Need to fit a fin box and leash plug/vent.

Update 01/03/2016
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.

Update: 12/21
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.

Lamination coat

Lamination coat
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.

Nov 6, 2015

Two Boards for Christmas


Two 6'6" x 20 1/2" x 2 3/4" boards ready for /Christmas orders. The buyers can customize with decals/pictures, designs. These are swallow tail with good nose rocker and built for speed and maneuverability. Tri-fin setup and Gore-tex vent plug. 

Bottom picture: Boards sanded and ready for glassing. They are for sale and can be customized with just about any decal you find interesting. 

$850 each

Sep 6, 2015

9'6" Nose Rider For Myself

Started on August 2 with designing rail foils. Going to be 70/30 tapering into 60/40 and finishing with 30/70 at tail. Probably around 3" x 23". No concave this time. Will do a glassed on fin, not certain of what style. Came out at 9'9" x 23.5" x 3.25"



Nose rockerr 2.5" tail rocker 3.5" 

Jul 30, 2015

Two lots for sale in our development

Yes I know, has nothing to do with surfing unless you want to be in a small, gated community and looking to build your dream home.  Stephen and Catherine Saia, they own Sunset Slush (wonderful treat on hot summer days) have two lots for sale in Ocean Harbour Estates. Five minutes to Sunset Beach. Our beach is five miles long and if there are 10 guys out, we consider it crowded. :)

If you are interested, call Stephen at 910 470 9210 or email at OIB@SunsetSlush.com  for details.


Jun 27, 2015

10'6" SUP Flat Water

Started this in March and finally getting time to attack it with more glue and wool. Am using Paulowina,  no center spar, using lap joints since the wood is only in 8' lengths.

10'6"  x  33"  x 5 3/8"  single fin

UPDATE: August 12, 2015

Finished.  Came in at 30 pounds. :)

UPDATE: July 31, 2015   Ready to glass.

UPDATED: July 13, 2015  Decks are finished and almost sanded. Need to install fin box, lift handle and two goretex vent plugs.

Lots of balsa for tail  block
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End of July 13 update

Deck taking shape. 
Block for lift handle. 


 Bottom's up.
Lap Joint glue up
Nose blocking for strength. 

Bowing in the first section of bottom decking
Nose stiffing with balsa