(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, June 17, 2012

Switchfoot surfboard follow-up

Hubby with his board posing with Chad Butler (drums) and Tim Foreman (bass)
at the Switchfoot Bro-am 

Two month ago my husband received a very special board which I shaped for Father's day: it is autographed by all the members of the Encinitas-based rock band Switchfoot, his favorite band. Yesterday they were throwing their annual Bro-am, a charity event featuring a surf contest and a free concert at Moonlight Beach. We went there hoping we could get a cool picture for my blog... Well, we got much more than that: Jon Foreman, the lead singer, asked me to tell the story of the making-off of the board in front of a camera crew for their up-coming movie. Crazy. I don't have any pictures of the interview because my husband was so speechless that he totally forgot to document that moment... But I did take some pictures of him with the Switchfoot (blogger reflex :)) which was just right on time for Father's day. 

looks like Jon Foreman struggled understanding
a strong french accent 
Hurrah! The board got Jon's attention :)

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