Justin Ternes | Founder of dark Arts
Dark Arts is a budding channel within the surf industry that collaborates with prominent surfboard shapers from around the world. Inspired by innovation and quality, we’ve re-thought the process of crafting surfboards. As a result, we offer the lightest, strongest, best performing models on the market.
Dark Arts began in 2019, founded by veteran board builder and surfing purist, Justin Ternes. After a twenty-one year quest, Justin answers the question, “What is the perfect surfboard, and how is it made?” Dark Arts creates unrivaled boards, led by the conviction that surfboards should preserve and enhance the essence of surfing.
Unlike traditional surfboards, our boards last a lifetime. Assembled in our hometown of San Diego, these American made products are shaped by world-class shapers then glassed with a refined carbon-fiber vacuum bagging technique, utilizing best environmental practices.
Our history of searching culminates in a brand we are proud to offer surfing enthusiasts of all calibers. Dark Arts is reinventing the way surfboards are made and perform so that the board you ride today is the board you ride tomorrow.
Innovators Of Progress
Infused with craftsmanship and heritage, we're set on evolving the process of board building by coloring outside the lines.
By leveraging the lightweight compound of carbon fiber, Dark Arts surfboards promote a light-weight design that unites speed and agility with improved durability.
Made in the USA
Our surfboards represent American craftsmanship, sustainable values, visionary shaping, and surfing expertise to offer a high performance carbon surfboard.