(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

Friday, January 30, 2015

board#064: shortboard for Owen


Dimensions: 5'8 x 19 x 2 1/8
[completed in September 2014]
Model V-epic

The story: Owen is the person responsible for the little (™) next to my logo… Yes. Owen is the lawyer who trade-marked Mère-Made Surfboards (and apparels!). Big deal in Mère-Made history. As a side note he is also working of for the ASP. Another big deal as he got us VIP passes for the last Trestle Pro! I was stoked when he asked for his own board with little mermaid logo on it ;)

The shape: Owen and Vincent (my technical advisor/customer support) discussed a short board shape that would allows Owen to transition towards performance shortboards (thin, short, fast) for the local fast breaks. I used the V-epic template which is one of my most popular shape.

The artwork: except for the red blade, I had no particular instructions from Owen. I took the liberty to add some steel-like plates as I was super excited to try a new Montana can of metallic paint. The screws were painted manually with a home-made stamp and a toothpick! It sounds painful but I had a lot much fun doing it, actually.




glass by Global Glassing!





2 comments:

  1. looks pretty cool! that paint job of metal plates + screws looks real as hell... must have been labor intensive?

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    1. Happy that you liked the metal plates Klaude. They are actually very easy to paint. Here I'll share the secret with you: I used a special silver metal paint to make the squares, the eraser on top of a pencil to stamp the screw shapes and a toothpick to draw the screw details. Easy. :)

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