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

Terrible death that could have been avoided

It doesn't have to happen, Two days ago I watched five people swimming out past the surfline. The wind was side shore about 30 mph and wicked side shore current. I went wading out to play with our grand kids and couldn't stand up from the current. An hour later a helicopter was flying over Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach looking for them. They must have made it to shore, nothing was reported.

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.

Blind Dog

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.
Lt. Joey Crosby with Myrtle Beach Police says the young swimmer went missing in the water near 73rd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach. The teen was swimming with his brother when lifeguards and other swimmers noticed the two looked like they needed help.
Lifeguards and a bystander were able to rescue one of the swimmers. The missing swimmer has been identified as a 14-year-old black male, wearing blue swim trunks, but officials have not released the boy’s name.
Around 5:50 p.m. the rescue crews had to suspend the search with jet skis and boats because of lightning in the area. Lt. Crosby says officers will remain on the beach and once conditions improve, they will resume the use of watercraft equipment.

Lt. Crosby says the swimmer who was pulled to safety has been treated and released from a local hospital. Police confirm the two brothers are visiting Myrtle Beach with their family from  Georgia.