|my "lipstick" board was my very first step |
in the surfboard making adventure
(although I only did the paint job)
As a backyard shaper, I get the following question a lot: " how did you get into this??"
Well, it all started because of a trashed surfboard. I can't stand wasting food but also anything else which could have a second life. I took the board home and brought it back to a useful life (click here to read details about the make-over). A few weeks after, I had the visit of my friends David Charbonnel and his partner Fredo. He's the owner and shaper of SWOP Surfboards, a very successful surfboard company in France. He convinced me that I could give a try to creating the shape itself! He has been my mentor since then and his boards are my inspiration (click here to read about my SWOP workshop).
Last week-end I took my "first board" out. I got the couple of usual comments about how special (and very pink :)) this board is, which made me realize the reason behind Mère-Made Surfboards: I crave for original creations which will reflect the rider's personality, like surfing on a tattoo.
|guys tend to think that a girl on a very pink board will not charge. |
|(Thank you honey for all the pretty pictures)|