(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

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

First Mère-Made commercial !!!!

Earlier this week was the launch of my very first video ad on Facebook. With over 2,000 views already it was time to upload the video on YouTube and share it with... my Blogger friends!!!

This commercial was filmed and edited by my talented friend Eri Morita (Eri Morita Photography). She perfectly captured the essence of my brand: "Made just for YOU". So thrilled to be working with such an amazing artist… A big thank you also to the actors which volunteered their time to film this video! You guys rocked !!

Behind the scenes:

Eri, the director… directing a very shy Aiden

the full cast :)


  1. I love it Val! How awesome! Having read all the back stories on your blog, it was great to see some of these boards featured in your add.
    Bron x
    Bron x

    1. Thanks Bron! Yes, it was heartbreaking to have to select only a handful of my beloved customers... I wanted a panel of different styles and lots of colors! As you noticed my principal customer (Vincent) is not represented LOL!
      PS: I posted that on Blogger mainly for you as I know you don't have a FB account... yet...

  2. I know I know...... getting heat on this side of the world about that too! Must move into this century sometime....
    B x
    PS. Just saw my comments above - two sign-offs!! Ha! - Double the love!