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about: Chi siamo

I started surfing in 2010 and was immediately 100% involved in this "sport".
I didn't think twice and in a short time I moved to Australia, with the desire to learn the art of building surfboards.

After 3 months of hard research I found a job as a glasser at Mark Riley (a well-known builder of balsa boards) but being still a beginner, Karl Shaefer in Wollongong gave me all the necessary knowledge to improve and continue working with Mark.
I will always remember this times as the best career start I could have, part of who I am today I certainly owe to Mark and Karl, who have transmitted to me passion and dedication for this job.

In 2013 I went back to Italy with the intention of continuing this job  but I could not find any position in an Italian factory, I decided to do it by myself and slowly began to build my factory at Garda Lake, my home town; although 2 hours away from the nearest coast I had the opportunity to increase my work by building and repairing kiteboards / Sup / Winsurf boards.

Vallenari Surf Craft
Vallenari Surf Craft
Vallenari Surf Craft
Vallenari Surf Craft

I remember at the beginning of Winter, in 2016, that I felt the desire to have another experience abroad, so I decided to travel to California, in a glassing shop run by Michael Emery.

We were glassing for names like Ryan Lovelace, John wegener, Tony  Alva, and many more.
In my free time the inspiration to give shape and experiment new shapes was unstoppable.

This experience in California has certainly influenced my style to shape surfboards and their quality.
Sharing ideas and experiences with other shapers is an integral part of our improvement to always create something new and fun.

After spending the whole winter in California, I came back to Italy with a higher knowledge and skills and I'm still creating Custom Shapes and glassing for my own surfboards and other shapers.

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