Jim Dunlop

Jim started surfing in 1966 at Barbers Point, Oahu—later relocating to the east coast as the “shortboard revolution” was in full swing. As a kid in Virginia Beach during the early ’70s, he stripped old boards, re-shaped them, and was hooked. He’s  been building surfboards for over 40 years.

At his Jacksonville Beach factory, Jim shapes, paints, glasses, and sands every surfboard by hand in-house. Low quantity—high quality, with a craftsman’s attention to detail.

For a full list of board models, just Google "Surfboards".

Models? We don’t need no stinkin’ models.  Jim handcrafts each surfboard to fit your specific requirements. From high-performance shortboards, to fish, funshapes, and longboards—if you can ride a wave on it, Jim’s already built thousands of ’em.

here's what's been goin' on

9’4 for Robert 9’4 for Robert
9’6 triple stringer for Dave 9’6 triple stringer for Dave
Custom surfboard building requires giving your val Custom surfboard building requires giving your valued customers exactly what they want..John texted a pic with color preference... I took it from there
Sunday morning airbrush session
5’8 epoxy Simmons quad for Ivan 5’8 epoxy Simmons quad for Ivan
Another one freed from quarantine..5’6 incut squ Another one freed from quarantine..5’6 incut squash for India
6’10 for Tom... Still putting them out 💪..wor 6’10 for Tom...
Still putting them out 💪..working alone is the best social distancing😷
6’5 eps/epoxy bonzer 3 for Jim Morrison (not the 6’5 eps/epoxy bonzer 3 for Jim Morrison (not the dead one)
Ready to sand... Ready to sand...
6’2 for Brandon... next stop Nicaragua 6’2 for Brandon... next stop Nicaragua
Two big guy quad fishes. 6’8 for Andrew and 6’ Two big guy quad fishes. 6’8 for Andrew and 6’2 for Carter
9’6 noserider for Spencer 9’6 noserider for Spencer
8’6 for Mike ... took 4 templates blended to get 8’6 for Mike ... took 4 templates blended to get this planshape. Gonna have to shape one for myself
A little quote posted over the window looking in t A little quote posted over the window looking in to my shaping room... there’s always something else to learn. If you think you know it all, you’re gonna get left in the dust
Couple of freshies just hot coated ... 8’6 fun g Couple of freshies just hot coated ... 8’6 fun gun and 5’3 twinny w/trailer
5’6” x 21 1/2” EPS/epoxy for Sean 5’6” x 21 1/2”
EPS/epoxy for Sean
Sam hucking over the ledge at Roxy’s in the Men Sam hucking  over the ledge at Roxy’s in the Ments on the 6’8 from a previous post... all balls and he made it.. forgot to add , this was three months after his heart attack and surgery...he’s a straight up bad ass, it’s gratifying when guys of his caliber trust me to build their go-to boards
Finishing up setting extra Fcs plugs on two @gregg Finishing up setting extra Fcs plugs on two @greggriffinsurfboards epoxies .. his 3-4-5 model.  These two were part of my epoxy batch this week
6’8 eps/epoxy for Sam..should be touching down i 6’8 eps/epoxy for Sam..should be touching down in Padang on Friday for a fun stint in the Mentawais
Not your grandpa’s twin ... actually yes it is.. Not your grandpa’s twin ... actually yes it is.. 6’5 x23 1/4x 2 3/4... epoxy weighing in at 5 3/4 lbs.. S-glass lamination so tight it squeaks...letting grandpa channel his inner Larry Bertleman... good luck finding something so meticulously crafted in the racks at your local surf boutique
Ryan Hammers on his 5’4 mystic twin at Kandui y Ryan Hammers on his 5’4  mystic twin at Kandui yesterday
6’6” mini sim on the rack ready to glass.. s-d 6’6” mini sim on the rack ready to glass.. s-deck, rolled entry, more compound curves than you can shake a stick at
40 year old Clark 7’0 K ( Kip Okamoto) about to 40 year old Clark 7’0 K ( Kip Okamoto) about to be turned into a 6’8” 1974 Bing bonzer... stay tuned
5’8 & 5’4 epoxies ready to box up and ship to 5’8 & 5’4 epoxies ready to box up and ship to SoCal

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Shortboards

$495

starting price

Fish & Funshapes

$505

starting price

Longboards

$620

starting price

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936 Shetter Ave.
Jacksonville Beach
Florida USA 32250

Hours

9am–4pm
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Call or Text

904.463.7228