About Us

ABOUT STRAPPER SURF

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 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 have a surfboard factory at the back of the original Strapper Surf store in Torquay. We are still stoked that “we make surfboards”. Other than making our own boards and gear, 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.

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

Founded in Torquay on the Surf Coast in Victoria. Bells Beach.

STRAPPER STAFF

Instagram: @dylan_schulze

Stance: Goofy

Favourite Ride:  5’11 Strapper Allrounder

Sponsors: Strapper, Dragon, Creatures of Leisure, Coastal Glam

Claim: Love surfing! 13 Otway boardriders Open Titles

Dylan Schulze
Staff & Team rider

Instagram: @bronteleee

Stance: Natural

Bronte Thornton
Staff

Instagram: trentpmyers

Stance: Natural

Favourite Ride: 6’2 Monstabox Hyfi

Trent Myers
Staff

Instagram: @robbox

Stance: Natural

Claim: 25+ years of shaping and surfing my own boards

John "Robbo" Roberson
Staff & Team Rider

Instagram: @richbartle

Stance: Natural

Favourite ride: Deep Natural Custom SUP

Rich Bartle
Strapper Staff & team rider

Instagram: @jordyygibson

Stance: Natural

Favourite Ride: 5’11’’ Strapper Allrounder

Sponsors: Rusty, Futures, Modom surf & Strapper Surfboards

Claim: World Juniors Competitor 2016

Jordy Gibson
Staff & Team Rider

Instagram: @COOPER.DOWNES

Stance: Natural

Favourite Ride: 5’9 X 18 X 2 1/16 Strapper Allrounder

Claim: Body boarding in boardies during winter

Cooper Downes
Staff & Team rider

Instagram: @michael_di_sciascio

Stance: Knee boarder / Natural – Stand up

Favourite rides: 5’8” x 22 5/8 x 2 ¼ x 32.5LT KB – 5’ 11” x 19 1/4” x 2 1/2 x 30.5LT Surfboard

Claim: Strapper Boss! – 12 State kneeboard titles – shaped over 12,000 boards.

Mike Di Sciascio
Staff & Team Rider

Instagram: @cassievincent

Stance: Goofy

Favourite Ride: JS Black Box

Cassie Vincent
Staff

Instagram: @lachyfletch

Stance: Natural

Favourite Ride: Dave Boyd – 7’0 Imperial Single Fin

Lachy Fletcher
Staff

Claim:  I have been in and around the surf Industry all my life, I love it!

Sheree Johns

Instagram: @kilometers_fletcher

Stance: Goofy

Favourite Ride: 6’0 Strapper Allrounder

Claim: Can do a hell napoleon dynamite impersonation

Myles Fletcher
Staff & Team Rider

Instagram: @harb1993

Stance: Goofy

Favourite Ride: 5’11 Strapper Allrounder

Sponsors: Strapper Surf, Ocean + Earth, Location Co, Carve, ECO SOL.

Claim: Finished a monster kebab in under 5 minutes

Ethan Harbison
Staff & Team Rider

Instagram: @shannon_huggard75

Stance: Goofy

Favourite Ride: 6’8 hell rider channel bottom

Shannon Huggard
Staff & Team Rider

Instagram: @luke_lalor

Stance: Goofy

Favourite Ride: JS Monsta 8

Luke Lalor
Staff & Team Rider

Instagram: @tom_harrison

Stance: Goofy

Favourite ride: Pyzel Radius

Claim: Grade 6 Mathletics Champ

Tom Harrison
Staff

STRAPPER TEAM

Instagram: @angelaball

Stance: Goofy

Favourite Ride: Strapper 5’5 Grom

Sponsors: Strapper and Roxy

Claim: Surfed 12ft Bells

Angela Ball
Team Rider

Instagram: @MODOMSURF

Stance: Natural

Favourite Ride: 6’2 Strapper Allrounder with Future fins

Jack Perry
Team Rider

Instagram: @sinbadman21

Stance: Goofy

Favourite Ride: ROOK 15 Channel Islands

Sponsors: Strapper Surf

James Sinclair
Team Rider

Instagram: @matttakle

Stance: Goofy

Favourite ride: Strapper Modtwin + STARBOARD PRO 7’5 S.U.P.

Sponsors: Strapper surf & Starboard SUP

Claim: 5 victorian S.U.P titles

Matt Takle
Team Rider

Stance: Natural

Favourite Ride: 9’1 strapper performance mal

Sponsors:  Strapper surf, Rip curl

Claim: 23 VIC titles and 2 Aussie titles and Strappers longest sponsored athlete

Bob Smith
Team Rider

Instagram: @BELLA_WILSON_02

Stance: Natural

Favourite Ride: Strapper Allrounder

Sponsors: Strapper Surf, Jaffa and Rip curl

Claim: 3 x Open State champ and Surfed 12ft Bells

Arabella Wilson
Team Rider

Instagram: @darrenwilcock

Stance: Natural

Favourite Ride: 6’0 Strapper Allrounder or 7’1 d’sas step up

Sponsors:  Strapper surf

Claim: Feeling Forward

Darren Wilcock
Team Rider

Instagram: @INDIWHITE1

Stance: Goofy

Favourite Ride: Strapper Floater 2

Sponsors: Strapper Surf, Modom Surf & Futures

Claim: Big back hand snap into Full rotation

Indi White
Team Rider

Instagram: @lewyoates

Stance: Natural

Favourite Ride: Strapper Allrounder

Lewy Oates
Team Rider

Stance: Natural

Claim: Team rider since 1979

Clint Wall
Team Rider

Instagram: @sweeney_shapes

Stance: Natural

Claim: Continuing the family legacy of making the rip curl pro bells trophies

Jeff Sweeny
Team Rider

Instagram: @willo2002

Stance: Natural

Favourite Ride: Strapper Allrounder

Damian Wilson
Team Rider

COMMUNITIES WE SUPPORT

Strapper is passionate about being part of our local and surfing community’s.

We support many surfers, schools, groups and organisations within our region. We are super stoked and proud to have long term and ongoing relationships with these key “surfing” clubs and community’s.

Join our ‘Strapper Crew’ for news, events and exclusive offers.

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INSTA

  • We love our #strapperoceangrove surf shop!
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For thirteen years it’s been in the center of Ocean Groves main street ,The Terrace and embedded in the local and surf community. I guess it’s a traditional surf shop, lots of great boards, wetsuits, surfwear and gear to go surfing and hang at the beach with, plus skateboards!
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Shannon our store Manager was a grommet #strapperteam rider and shredder plus worked for us after leaving school. After a few years he traveled and had another career but came back and is now raising a family and running the store and still shredding! Along with Alisha, Deej,Megan,Jane, Zoe, Noa, Tarsh, Reilly, Emma and Aneesha.
Yeah OG!
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • Recent pic of Miss @bella_wilson_02 Winkipoping!
Bella riding her custom #strappersurfboards #allrounder model shaped by John in our #Torquay
#strappersurfboardfactory pic x @willow2002 
#wemakesurfboards
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • Vertical backhand attack from @indiwhite1 at #winkipop last week with new sponsor @visslasurf 
Yeah Indi!
Pics @kingklips
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • Love your feet, love #birkenstock sandals availiable in your Strapper surf shop.
Yeah Birks!
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • A nice custom #allrounder model #strappersurfboards for @jasper._.girvan in our #torquay #strappersurfboardfactory last week.
5’9” x 18 1/4” x 2 1/8” x 23.9lt
Shaped by @michael_di_sciascio #wemakesurfboards 
Yeah Jasper!
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • Yeah Grommets!
Grommet size #surfboard covers, legropes, deck grip and hooded towels from surf accessories legends @creaturesofleisure in your Strapper surf shop along with a full range of #grom surfboards in #strappertorquay 
#grommetfroth high!
#creaturesgrom surfer @rasmusking 
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • The froth levels were high when local shredder Greeny picked up his custom #Padillac model by #surfboard lords @pyzelsurfboardsau this week from Shannon at #strapperoceangrove 
6’10” x 19 3/4” x 2 3/4” x 38.3lt
of green awesomeness!
Yeah Greeny!
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • Nice carve and spray from @bella_wilson_02 riding her #strappersurfboards pic x @willow2002 
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • Nice surprise yesterday, Strapper Surf receiving ,one of only four in Australia, a personalized  thank you pack from @sunbum founder Tom Rinks.
As one of the first stockists of #sunbum in Oz we are now part of the #foundersclub 
Josh and Mike loving the pineapple!
Yeah Sunbum!
#lovethebum #trustthebum 
#sunscrean #sunbum #strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • 2019 World surfing tour rookie @solibailey wearing the #Oneill brand “Lodge” flannel jacket now in your Strapper surf shop.
Good luck Soli!
@wsl
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • Fresh kicks from #globe brand and the Lord of #skateboarding Mr @rodneymullen just landing in #strappergeelong and #strappersurfcity
#kickflip #goskateboarding #rodneymullen #strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • Jon Pyzel @pyzelsurfboards is coming to Australia and wants to shape your next custom board 🙌🏻
Jon will be here in April to shape a LIMITED NUMBER of boards. If you would like a board shaped by the guy who shapes @john_john_florence and @jackfreestone boards, then get into Strapper Surf and put in your order, be quick!!! LIMITED NUMBERS, all orders must be in before April 1st, Padillac orders NO LATER then March 17th.
Check out the range of Pyzel surfboards at #strappertorquay #strapperoceangrove #strapperaireysinlet 
#surfboards #pyzelsurfboards @pyzelsurfboardsau #strappersurf
#localownedandoperated