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Our Ambitious Pursuit


   The current age of cross-border manufacturing and outsourcing parts and materials from the lowest bidder has emphasized the importance of American made surfboards. It’s not that the U.S is the all-seeing eye, abled, and more proficient than our brothers and...
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Caring for Your Dark Arts SurfBoard


   Traditionally, the life expectancy of a high-performance surfboard is a slender six to twelve months. We are pleased to boast much higher expectations for a Dark Arts board. Carbon is the most durable material used for creating surfboards while...
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Healing Habits - Surfing and Yoga


Kristyan Stjerne on Carbon Dan Mann  Surfing and yoga share many similarities that lend to improving the quality of our lives. We’re etched in a world of hurry, instant gratification, and anxiety reigns as the day is long. If we...
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Adding to Your Quiver: What to Look for in Your Next Summer Board


$terling $pencer on the JT COFFIN.   Photo by: Alex Dantin   We can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It's like a pale moon or a ship on the horizon, but it's there. If they'd told us we...
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COVID 19 & Dark Arts


    Officially the Dark Arts team is working or not really working and just trying to wrap our heads around everything that is going on in the world as of Friday, March 20th, 2020.  That said, we can do...
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What’s a Dark Arts Surfboard Made of?


People trip out when they pick up a Dark Arts carbon board. Yes it’s light and no it’s not hollow, it’s EPS foam, we swear.  Simply, the tech itself is a culmination of our founder, Justin Ternes’ expertise, his 21...
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Camp Shred Follow Up


Last Month, Dark Arts participated in its first two-day Surf Ride and Surfer Magazine Camp Shred Event at the San Elijo Campground, Cardiff.  We’re stoked to report that our booth was non-stop and several people got to demo our boards...
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The New Shop


In October of 2019, Dark Arts expanded its production to a new 2500 sq ft location in north San Diego, just a few miles from the beach. Our factory houses our showroom, office and production facility. After a six month wait,...
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