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
All images are copyright protected and my not be used without permission from Blind Dog Surfboards.
May 26, 2017
From 2016 Los Angeles International Auto Show
May 4, 2017
Rip Tide season
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.
near Tubbs Inlet in recent years. A lot has changed at the inlet due to natural
erosion and accretion within the inlet management zone. Additional changes
have included construction of a couple new homes and landowners' opposition
to posting any area of the inlet management zone.
mail messages with the landowners or their representative. To date, I have not
gotten a reply. I have spoken with their representative this morning, but I am still
waiting to learn if it will be okay to post the small area used by American Oyster
catchers and Wilson's Plovers for nesting. I've emphasized that we would also be
protecting the dune and vegetation from pedestrian traffic, thereby benefiting the
American Oystercatchers, my technician, Nick Jennings, will put up some posts
along the high tide line at the nesting area to at least alert people to the sensitive
area. Ideally, the oystercatchers would have as great a buffer as possible between
their nest and people's activities. No dogs should be present, but if they are, they
need to be on a leash (I think there's a leash law for SSB?).
If you see him, you can lend him a hand, or just introduce yourself and give him
some background about the area.
representative. If you would check the posts to be sure they are not getting
washed out, that would be very helpful. Nick can check the area periodically
, but we are in the midst of the coastwide survey of all colonial-nesting
waterbirds this month, so we won't have a lot of spare time.