(Photo: Laurent Chantegros)
I LOVE shaping surfboards and I'm kinda obsessed with this craft. Even though I am about to shape my 205th 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

Thursday, December 27, 2012

board#017: shortboard for Vincent

Dimensions: 5'10 x 18 1/8 x 1 7/8
[completed in december 2012]

One more shortboard for my most demanding and loyal customer: my husband. Same dimensions than the 3 other ones. The good news is that I am getting better at shaping that particular shape as I keep doing it over and over. Only the artwork changes. 
This time, Vincent wanted a plain red board. I decided to add the Halo logo. Halo is a very popular video game on XBox360 that my hubby plays with my son (they are both video game geeks!). I even downloaded the Halo font for the dimensions label. The logo was printed out on rice paper by Boardlams, a very cool company which prints out custom graphics on vinyl or rice paper. Great resource for complicated designs. Plus, the Boardlams staff is extra nice and helpful. 

For the first time, the glassing was done at Bing Surfboards, located on "the Hills" of Encinitas. In addition of the convenience, it is an honor to have a surfboard glassed by Bing's very classy and talented crew. A particular thanks to Adam, store manager and Beacons' friend, for getting physically involved in finishing up the board in time for Christmas!

Vincent with his Christmas gift: board#017

Halo font required!

pretty cool swell for its first time in the water

from the Halo game


  1. Vince seems to have the biggest collection of Mere Made surfboards!!!
    Guess its his favorite boards!!

  2. omg! that is paper thin!! but man, he's rippin on it!! that is amazing. happy new year surf mama!!

    1. My husband is kinda paper thin too and that is why he need paper thin board :)
      Happy new year to you, KK. Hope we can meet sometimes this year...