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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Aug 15, 2017

Rip Tide Warning

  • Issuing Office: Wilmington

    Source: National.Weather.Service

    5:29am EDT, Tue Aug 15
  • THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK... WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING. STRONG LONG PERIOD SWELLS FROM HURRICANE GERT WILL PRODUCE A HIGH RISK OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS TODAY. RIP CURRENTS WILL BE STRONGEST SEVERAL HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE. * LOCATION... ALL AREA BEACHES. * RIP CURRENT RISK... HIGH. * SURF HEIGHT... AROUND 4 FEET AT THE PENDER AND NEW HANOVER BEACHES. 3 TO 4 FEET AT THE BRUNSWICK COUNTY BEACHES. AROUND 3 FEET AT THE HORRY AND GEORGETOWN COUNTY BEACHES. * TIMING AND TIDES... LOW TIDE WILL BE AROUND 8 AM... BUT STRONG RIP CURRENTS COULD OCCUR AT ANY TIME TODAY. * OTHER HAZARDS... THERE WILL BE A MODERATE SOUTH TO NORTH LONGSHORE CURRENT AT THE PENDER... NEW HANOVER... HORRY AND GEORGETOWN COUNTY BEACHES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF ZONE. RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY FROM SHORE, WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS, JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS, BEACH PATROL FLAGS AND SIGNS. IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT, YELL FOR HELP. REMAIN CALM, DO NOT EXHAUST YOURSELF AND STAY AFLOAT WHILE WAITING FOR HELP. IF YOU HAVE TO SWIM OUT OF A RIP CURRENT, SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE AND BACK TOWARD THE BEACH WHEN POSSIBLE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY. &&

Jul 7, 2017

Want to try out a woody?



Just might head down to this event in October. I'll bring extra boards. Meet fellow wood board builders including Dennis Hansen, Dirty Crow Surfboards and maybe Tom Allen from Tradition Surfboards, and myself.

https://woodensurfboardusa.blogspot.com/2017/07/planned-event-for-2017.html

May 26, 2017

From 2016 Los Angeles International Auto Show

I was asked to build a board similar to a foam board with black fading to board material, but made from wood. The tricky part was getting the flat black to fade. This picture doesn't do it justice. The black is uniform across the nose and fades nicely to wood. The only thing I can think of is the lighting, but in any case, the black is just not showing up right.  Tom Allen, fellow board builder and wizard with paints, did the work.




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May 4, 2017

Rip Tide season

Over the last three years, Tom and I have rescued three kids from being washed out in rip tides. The scary part was their parents never knew it happened.

If you think you can out swim one, well maybe you can. The reality is probably not and children are easily over powered by rip currents. The issues seems to be they feel protected while holding on to a boogy board, they are not. Or they know how to swim. Ocean swimming is completely different animal.

1. Always keep an eye on your children. Know where they are at all times.
2. Boogy boards are unsafe insurance.
3. If you're not from around here and don't know what a rip tide/current looks like, as a local. Hit up the guy/gal on that red ATV doing beach patrol.
4. There are NO lifeguards at Sunset Beach or Ocean Isle Beach.
5. Take two minutes and read the posted sign at SB boardwalks about rip tides.

More about Rip Tides:  Rip Tide Dangers

Have a safe vacation at our beach.

Want to learn to how to surf and water safety, call Tom, upper right corner of this page.