Shaping Bay


Everything in surfing revolves around the surfboard. For Strapper, having our own surfboard factory and our own “shaping bay” is core to who we are and our surfing passion.

All Strapper ever wanted to do was go surfing and hang out with his surfing mates and make surfboards, that was in the 60’s. Today the Strapper Surf shop is a lot bigger, has hundreds more surfboards plus longboards, SUP’s, kneeboards and more. We still have a shaping bay out the back; we still go surfing and share the stoke with our mates.


We make surfboards!

We have two shapers who combined have over 70 years surfing experience and over 63 years’ experience in the shaping bay, and a small team of passionate board builders. We always strive to make the best boards and have a list of team riders testing our boards and providing feedback so that our designs remain at the forefront.

John ROBBO Robertson is a local, state and national level surfer with over 25 years shaping experience and super passionate about everything surfboards. John specialises in performance surfboards working closely with our team to tweak and fine tune his shapes.
Michael D’SAS Di Sciascio has been shaping since he was 15 years old, has a dozen or more State kneeboard surfing titles and proven to be able to shape/design anything to go surfing with. Shortboards, kneeboards, longboards, SUP’S, even bodyboards and sailboards.
You can order a custom board with our board shop crew or arrange to talk with John or Mike.

Call us on 03 5261 2312 or email us

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John ‘Robbo’ Robertson


Michael ‘D’Sas’ Di Sciascio


Strapper surfboards was founded in Torquay on the Surf Coast in Victoria, Australia with Bells Beach and Winkipop surf breaks just down the road in the heart of the indigenous Wathaurong country. Strapper Surf shops are in Torquay as well as the neighbouring towns of Ocean Grove, Geelong and Aireys Inlet just down the Great Ocean Road.

The traditional image of a surfboard shaper with his surf shop out the front selling surfboards and everything needed for surfers to go surfing is a well-worn story that in fact is very rare and unique today. Strapper started making surfboards in the 60’s and still today has a surfboard factory at the back of the main Strapper Surf store in Torquay and are still stoked that “we make surfboards”. We sell all the major surf brands and surf products and showcase a curated multi brand offering of surfboards, wetsuits, surfwear, footwear, surf accessories and everything else that surfers need for the beach in our surf shops along with an awesome range of Strapper surfboards and gear.

In Torquay along with Rip Curl, Quiksilver and Oakley South Pacific and others Strapper was born and continues to be “local owned and operated” by a surfboard shaper and proud to be “the surfers shop”.

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  • In your Strapper surf shop worn by @juliaedwards____  the Tell Me Cord Pinafore by #rustywomens  in store now!
Yay Gals!
  • #grommetfroth high!
Stay warm grommets & all day wetty wearers!

Transition in and out of your wetsuit in style, with the Creatures Grom Poncho towel.... Available in your Strapper surf shop.
@creaturesofleisure #strappersurf
#creaturesgrom #creaturesofleisure
  • Get yours now in your Strapper surf shop,
Like a typical all-rounder fin, the JP feels reliable in different waves and boards. It's fast and loose with an underlying feeling of control that’s not overbearing.
What separates this fin from others in the Performer family is the wide base, which allows you to lock in and load up speed off the bottom, and a narrow tip which lets you explode and release the fins easily in the back half of the turn.
Available in Medium & Large sizes.
#FCSII #FindYourFin #Pyzel | @koasmith @pyzelsurfboards @pyzelsurfboardsau
  • What an awesome day today! We voted #surf1
#bellsbeach #greatoceanroad 
Lineup pic x @jeff_rowley 
  • The @sunbum athlete figurines have arrived @strappersurf Spend over $30 on Sun Bum product to receive your favourite team rider. Stock is very limited, so grab them while they last. #sunbum #strappersurf #localownedandoperated
  • Fresh drop of @rustysurfboards_anz Blades have just arrived at #strappersurfcity The Blade is a modern tweak on the legendary “84” model made famous by Occy. #strappersurf #localownedandoperated
  • Something for Mum and something for him, Greeny ticking all the boxes with a new Cymatic from @firewiresurfboards for his upcoming boat trip. #strappersurf #localownedandoperated
  • A big congrats to Strapper team rider  @angelaaball taking the win in the Victorian titles at Phillip Island over the weekend. 📷 @surfingvictoria #strappersurf #localownedandoperated #strapperteam
  • #RedBullCapeFear is GO!
The green light is on and an all star cast including @mfanno, @russellbierke, @markmathewssurf are in Tasmania to tackle psycho #shipsternsbluff  along with a crazy crew of local heavyweights plus some Hawaiian chargers.
Watch all the action live on Red Bull TV Monday, May 13.  @redbull_surfing 
This is going to be wild!
Pic x
  • Remember to thank your mum today and give her a big Mother’s Day hug!
Yeah Mums!
Pic @surfstokedmoms
#mothersday #mothersday2019
  • Don’t forget it’s Mother’s Day tomorrow, @emuaustralia the perfect winters gift for mum. #strappersurf #localownedandoperated
  • Nice custom mini quiver for @mylesfletchr to add to his favorite 6’0” #allrounder model #strappersurfboards
#allrounder round tail 
6’4” x 191/8” x 2 3/8” x 31.3lt
#stepup model round tail 
6’8” x 19 1/8” x 2 1/2” x 34.1lt
Myles now ready for Vico’s winter and a #metawai boat trip. Both shaped by @michael_di_sciascio in our #torquay #strappersurfboardfactory
Yeah Myles!
Surf pic x @noaboyd_ 
#wemakesurfboards #strappersurf #localownedandoperated