(Photo: Laurent Chantegros)
I LOVE shaping surfboards and I'm kinda obsessed with this craft. Even though I am about to shape my 220th 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, August 19, 2016

board#114: longboard for me

dimensions: 7'2 x 21 x 2 3/8
[completed in November 2015]
Model Valerie

The story: The Model Valerie is my best-seller and my every day board. I can surf it when small or a bigger surf and it turns so well that I call it "my shortboard". My latest of this model (click here to see it) started to get a bit beat up and needed a replacement.

The shape: same as before with a bit more pinched rails. That is the great thing about shaping for myself. I know what I want. I know what I need. I shaped the board without any hesitation.

The artwork: as I was showing my new very colorful Roxy wetsuit to my friend Laurent, he came up with the genius idea of matching the artwork of my board with it. The idea was that I would camouflage (view from the top, from a pier for example) when paddling on it. 

That is what you get for dropping in on me !!! ;)


  1. I love the board but your longboard is actually longer than my short board! Hah! Great shots of you in the surf!
    Bron x

    1. Hello Bron! Doesn't it make sense that my longboard is longer than your shortboard ? :) :)

  2. Making nonsensical statements is all part of my charm.... (note to self - don't make comments early in the morning without drinking coffee first!!) LOL