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 BlindDogSurfboards@yahoo.com Tom Allen (01-404-229-4223) TraditionSurfboards@gmail.com

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Sep 30, 2012

Sunset Beach Clean Up 10/13/2012 (UPDATE)


 


 35 beach cleaners showed up on this cold, windy 'feels like Winter' day. Your beach is a tidier and she'll thank you for your work. Have a great Winter.

Tom

Hey everyone in the Sunset Beach area, do not forget to mark your calendar for Oct 13th at 7 am and plan on coming down to the beach to help out the 4h club and Blind Dog Surfboards in the annual beach clean up. We will be at the Gazebo area, main parking lot.

Please come and pay back to our beach all that she deserves to make her shine. 

Any questions? Please call Tom 910 508 3645.

Thanks.

Tom and Dan

Sep 27, 2012

Charlie on a Dog Nose Rider

I've seen more photos from his "north of Topsail Beach' place and must say it seems to be one of the better spots in NC aside from Outer Banks area. Darn sweet ride, nice work Charlie.


Sep 23, 2012

8'4" Mini-Mal on really small waves

September 23, 2012  Sunset Beach, NC. OK, not big but these pics make it look like a great day...it was not. Pictures by Jonathan Craven - Thanks Jonathan.



Sep 18, 2012

Southport NC Wooden Boat Show 2012

We were at last year's Southport Wooden Boat Show. Great place to see, touch, smell wood boats. Lots of really sweet hand built wooden work  and  pleasure  boats.  Of course Blind Dog will be there again and we are bringing a larger selection of recently completed wood surfboards. Wall art or just surf the heck out of them. 


September 29, 2012 10 AM to 4 PM

Come on over and say hello. 
Dan and Tom
Shapers

Video from last year. We are at about 5 minutes into this piece.

 

We were at last year's Southport Wooden Boat Show. Great place to see, touch, smell wood boats. Lots of really sweet hand built wooden work  and  pleasure  boats.  Of course Blind Dog will be there again and we are bringing a larger selection of recently completed wood surfboards. Wall art or just surf the heck out of them. 

Come on over and say hello. 
Dan and Tom
Shapers

Sep 16, 2012

SOLD 9'0" Hybrid Competition Long Board $970


 

I just finished an 8'4" with shallow rear rocker and 3.5" front rocker. Bottom has slight V, about 1-2 degrees on both sides, and has Pro-Box system for side bites. It's fast and good on our normally choppy waves. Turns sweetly and rather easy to take late takeoffs.

Problem is that I can not use it in long board competition, longboards are defined as 9' +, so am scaling that spar into a 9'0". I added another number 4 rib with gave me the 6" I needed. It also has what we call 'Evo" rib pattern, more like an Aleia style foil, only something you can do in wood. Because of the foil being like an Aleia, it turns well with little effort and that combined with 1 3/4" tail rocker give it drive right from drop in.

Board specs: 9'0"  23" wide, 3 3/8 thick, 17" at nose, 15" at tail, 8.5" tail. Rocker 3 1/2" front, 1 3/4" rear.
Slight V about last 1/3
About 50/50 first 1/3
80/20 mid 1/3
Hard last 1/3
Weight: 18.5 pounds
4 oz glass top/bottom with Green Room epoxy.
Nose and tail blocks cedar and balsa
 Board is all cedar



 
Above shows ribs going to spar. Kicker here is to keep the ribs at 90 degrees to spar while glue dries. Picture on right is drawing an outline around board to trim excess off. If I don't do that, clamps will not fit. 
 
Laying in first rail (3/8" square) to get outline of future foil structure. Because there is a slight V in bottom I have to place angled wood strips, next will be 1/2" x 1/4" then a 3/4" x 1/4" then decking strips. Right picture shows first deck strip. Of course it will be matched to the other side, found this one has beautiful grain patterns.

 
Second center deck strip being glued in (I need more clamps :)  Right side, "All clamps on Deck...even the runts".

Below is how I mark out where the fin box backing in installed. I use balsa for blocking. On right is after removing set up jig for V bottom and gluing braces. Finally starting to look like a board.

                                                                                


Off with nose and tail.
Blocking for FCS side bite plugs



Last deck strip glued in place.
Tail and nose block, cedar and balsa.



Nose block glued in place.
Perfectly matched
Love when it matched perfectly.
Laminating coat.
 



Sep 13, 2012

Two Boards Tom is working on

 5'10" Short Board
7'6" Fish. Sweet Cedar wood layout.
Both ready to glass. Should have them finished by next week.

Sep 5, 2012

How strong is a hollow wood surfboard?


We are often asked "How strong is it?". Our beach is really great, wooden walk  for public access and best part is they have railings. So while checking out the surf, I'll put my longboard across the railings and sit, watching waves. Tom freaks out..."Won't it breat?"  We I haven't broken one yet and certainly wouldn't try this with a foam board.

Not only do we sit on our boards we stand behind them. If you don't like it after 30 days, just give it back.

Here's a short video about board strenght. Oh and don't think they are tanks. This 9'5" shown here is 22 pounds and that Fish is 14 pounds.

Dan

Sep 2, 2012

Hats arrived

Local embroidery shop in Sunset Beach does these for us. On the back is 'Surfboards' tastefully applied. If you are interested, $23 pickup in Calabash/Sunset Beach area or we will ship for $3.00. Like our boards, if you don't like it, send it back, no problem.

PayPal: DanandYo@yahoo.com, cash, check, money order, postage stamps, Green Stamps, winning lottery card, oh you get the idea. 

Dan and Tom