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 & TEAM

Instagram: @dylan_schulze

Stance: Goofy

Favourite Ride:  5’10” Strapper Floater

Sponsors: Strapper, Dragon, Creatures of Leisure, Vissla

Claim: Love surfing! 13 Otway boardriders Open Titles

Dylan Schulze
Staff & Team rider

Instagram: @darrenwilcock

Stance: Natural

Favourite Ride: 6’6″ or 7’0″ Strapper Longtwin

Sponsors:  Strapper surf

Claim: Feeling Forward

Darren Wilcock
Team Rider

Instagram: @cooper.downes

Stance: Natural

Favourite Ride: 5’9 1/2″ Strapper Everyday

Sponsors: Strapper Surf, O’Neill

Claim: Love Surfing! Finished 10 weetbix in 3 minutes!!

Cooper Downes
Staff & Team rider

Instagram: @michael_di_sciascio

Stance: Knee boarder / Natural – Stand up

Favourite rides: 5’8” Strapper Kneeboard – 5’ 10” Strapper Stepdown

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

Mike Di Sciascio
Staff & Team Rider

Instagram: @sinbadman21

Stance: Goofy

Favourite Ride: 5’6″ Strapper Twin

Sponsors: Strapper Surf

James Sinclair
Team Rider

Instagram: @ollielens_

Stance: Goofy

Favourite Ride: 5’5″ Strapper Grom

Sponsors: Strapper Surf, Balin Surf Hardware

Ollie Lens
Team Rider

Instagram: @angelaball

Stance: Goofy

Favourite Ride: Strapper 5’6″ Allrounder

Sponsors: Strapper and Roxy

Claim: Surfed 12ft Bells

Angela Ball
Team Rider

Stance: Natural

Favourite Ride: 9’1″ Strapper Performance Long Board

Sponsors:  Strapper surf, Rip curl

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

Bob Smith
Team Rider

Stance: Natural

Favourite Ride: 6’6″ Strapper Longtwin

Claim: Team rider since 1979

Clint Wall
Team Rider

Instagram: @jessestan1

Stance: Goofy

Favourite Ride: 5’11” Strapper Twin

Claim: Loves going left!

Jesse Stanley
Staff

Instagram: @jaimi1990

Stance: Natural

Favourite Ride: 9’0″ Log

Claim: Women’s Buyer!!

Jaimi Meyer
Staff

Instagram: @richbartle

Stance: Natural

Favourite ride: Deep Natural Custom SUP

Rich Bartle
Strapper Staff & team rider

Instagram: @shannon_huggard75

Stance: Goofy

Favourite Ride: 6’8 hell rider channel bottom

Shannon Huggard
Staff & Team Rider

Instagram: @harb1993

Stance: Goofy

Favourite Ride: 5’11 Lost Driver 2.0

Sponsors: Strapper Surf

Claim: Finished a monster kebab in under 5 minutes!

Ethan Harbison
Staff & 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

Instagram: @noahsaffin

Stance: Natural

Favourite ride: 6’0″ Strapper Stepup

Noah Saffin
Staff

Instagram: @luke_lalor

Stance: Goofy

Favourite Ride: JS Monsta 8

Luke Lalor
Team Rider

Instagram: @lachyfletch

Stance: Natural

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

Lachy Fletcher
Staff

Instagram: @ed.waters_

Stance: Natural

Favourite ride: 6’1″ DHD DNA

Claim: Subway Toastie King

Ed Waters
Staff

Instagram: @lachiebrearley_

Stance: Natural

Favourite ride: 6’0″ Strapper Stepup

Lachie Brearley
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.

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