Our Promise To You

Our Environmental Promise: We use Forest Stewardship Council certified woods or woods salvaged from downed trees. All our boards are glassed with epoxy resin which is cleaner for our environment and emits 50-75% less Volatile Organic Compounds than polyester resin. In our shop we have moderate ventilation and no need for a mask when glassing. Epoxy is lighter and stronger than polyester. Our wood boards are nearly indestructible and should last a lifetime. Each board is quality crafted for strength, durability and concern for our environment.

Your Satisfaction Promise: Ride our boards for 30 days. If you don't like it, return it.

CONTACT: Dan Johnston (01-910-575-6682) BlindDogSurfboards@yahoo.com Tom Allen (01-404-229-4223) Blinddogsurfboards@hotmail.com

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Jul 3, 2014

Tropical Storm/Hurricane Andrew @ Sunset Beach, NC July 3, 2014

Awesome surf today. Set waves good 10' and thick. Strong off-shore wind blowing tops of any wave higher than waist high. I couldn't make it down, even if I did, probably would not have gone out, just too much for me, but Tom Allen (Blind Dog Surfboards and Tradition Surfboards) was out all day. Here are late afternoon pictures. Last two are Brad, Fraser, and Tom, and Tom facing the Dragon.

Fraser, Brad and Tom

Tom Allen facing the Dragon

Jun 25, 2014

Something for my Grandkids.

I don't know about you, but I have just a few things that my Grandfather touched, nothing from my Grandmother. I guess that was the way back then. When we helped my mother move to her new NW assisted living place, us brothers and sister got together and had one hell of a garage sale. Before hand we took what we wanted. to keep. I have bunch of their photography, few cameras and few odds and ends. I'll split them up with my two daughters.

So I've started six short boards, one for each grand kid. All are 6' with sweet shape that if they wanted to surf them, they could.

Punched out 48 ribs and 12 spar members (2 per board).

Jun 9, 2014

7'6" Rising Sun Fish

This is for Chris Crocker Surffest in October. It will be raffled off to help support Chris Crocker's family. Chris suddenly died few years ago and every year since this surffest has been held in his honor. Chris was the kind of guy that if you called him at supper time and needed help, he and son Jake would come right over. The kind of fellow that would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. So in a small way we are helping by offering a HWS board.

I'll post here as this board develops from 1"x4"x12' lumber into surf art. Make no mistake, this is a real surfable board, it just look pretty but under that Cedar planking is ever thing that make a HWS surfable.




Jun 6, 2014

6'0" Swallow Tail - World's Frist With QR Code

Board owner wanted a copy of his foam short board. Told him w/o his old board this was going to be difficult at best. He sent a very accurate drawing and profiles from three ribs. The drawing was perfect as were the ribs. I was able to draft out on shop floor it's profile and mock up the other ribs with the three rib drawings he provided.

This board has been a challenge. I needed 4.75" nose rocker in the span of about 20". As much as Cedar likes to bend it was not that easy. More pictures forthcoming.

Worlds First: I've been looking for a way to create a historical record for our boards, something that will last. My wife and I were talking about it and she, a quilter, said she has seen an article about adding QR code to quilts. EUREKA! So this is, to my knowledge and Google searching, the first surfboard with a QR code.

Rough shape

Objective is to get the cut dead center
There has to be a better way

I think a worlds first!

May 21, 2014

Rising Sun

Local surfer and awesome photographer Chris Johnson borrowed Jeff's Rising Sun board before being shipped off to Jeff's cabin in Minnesota next month.
Kind of wish we could surf it first but be my luck something nasty would happen to this board. 
If you are looking to do product photography Chris can do it. He is from Little River, SC, very local, with awesome eye for design and detail. Here is a peek at some of his other work: Pipe dreams

Chris Johnson:  ChrisJohnson17@gmail.com

May 13, 2014

Tom Allen

AKA Blind Dog shaper took first place this past weekend at Ocean Isle Beach Surf Fest contest. Using his Blind Dog long board nose rider (foam version)  "Nice nose ride and couple of head stands" later he did well. Nice trophy Tom!

Apr 5, 2014

Rising Sun 8'6" for Jeff


This all cedar board comes in at 18 pounds. Single fin, of course. Nice nose rocker for cutting through strong off-shore chop with nice semi-flat bottom, that tapers to shallow V at the tail. Will be good board for waist to 10' surf.


Mar 2, 2014

8'5" Rising Sun

Dennis and son Chase just picked up there new board. I think they were pleased with the outcome. Always hard to tell by photos, especially my photos, what something looks like in the flesh or this case epoxy. Full deck Rising Sun was an interesting assignment. It came out as what I was trying to accomplish. Nice white Cedar with contrasting dark cedar and a sun made from Splatted Sycamore. Board came in at 17.5 pounds which is lighter than I was shooting for but I'll take a lighter, performance board any day.

Here are pictures from start to finish: