(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

Saturday, June 28, 2014

board#045: egg for Dawn


Dimensions: 7'4 x 21 1/4 x 2 3/4
[completed in April 2014]
Vitamin Sea model

The story: Last Christmas I was in charge of making a surprise gift from Sean to his lovely girlfriend Marcie: her first surfboard ever was a custom Mere-Made (click here for the full story)! This time, it was Christophe who ordered a birthday gift for his wife Dawn. Because she surfs already,  he couldn't make it a real surprise and she picked the shape and the artwork.

The shape: Dawn wanted an everyday board, meaning something she could ride in any conditions. She picked the Vitamin Sea model previously created for Tracy. I love shaping those boards with generous volumes. They feel like a lot fun in the shaping bay already!

The artwork: Dawn sent me a picture of a board with an artwork she liked. It had flames on it but she wanted different colors. I thought it would be a piece of cake but it was actually a nightmare to spray paint two touching colors on curvy motifs like flames. I spent hours on curvy masking on foam! This board is a perfect example of a "25-75er": 25% of my labor time was spent on the shaping for 75% on the painting! 




my daughter thought it was wise to put this fire out!






2 comments:

  1. Board looks super fun. An egg with lots of volume is perfect for these summer waves, especially at a point break. Nice flames! Looks like the quality time spent painting them paid off.

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    1. Thanks Donny!!! I hope we can surf together again sometime … with the whole Blogger crew :)

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