(Photo: Laurent Chantegros)
I LOVE shaping surfboards and I'm kinda obsessed with this craft. Even though I am about to shape my 220th board I'm still considering myself as a novice but I hope to become a master one day... This blog is a virtual portfolio and a diary of my journey in the shaping world. Feel free to leave comments or contact me directly at valerie@meremadesurfboards.com.

Valerie Duprat
-Shaper of Mère-Made Surfboards

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Victory for my (only) team rider

Shaping for my hubby is very tough (as he is very demanding) but on the other hand, he gives Mère-Made surfboards great exposure (as he just rips). He just won the latest CSF contest of the season in Oceanside two weeks ago (master division). Very proud of my team rider!
Thanks to John Lindsley, director of the contest, for advertising Mère-Made surfboards on the mic during Vince's heats :)

(all photos by Dave Manning)

red jersey matching the red flames

team rider showing off on his performance fish

Champion of the master division

6th place in the Open Men division, not bad for a 37 years old man


  1. great job surf mama! and surf hubby!!! that is amazing how he surfs, i wish there was a video! 37 years old, and ripping.. i hope to be on that level in 10 years. congrats!!

    1. Thanks KK! I will tell him you said that :)

  2. youhouuuuu bravo au shaper et au rider ;))))))))))