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.

I’m in.

INSTA

  • The new @creaturesofleisure #SUPERLite legrope in your Strapper surf shop now!

This Is Trust.

SUPERLITE features classic, reliable Creatures of Leisure leash components, including our patented DNA Flex Mould fused with innovative materials like the WT1 weld mesh to deliver pound-for-pound the lightest, strongest and most trustworthy leash on the market.

Experience 40+ years of innovation and unrivaled reliability, with SUPERLITE now!
#SUPERLite #creaturesofleisure

#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • Wayne picking up his custom #strappersurfboards featured a few posts ago!
A very happy birthday present!
#wemakesurfboards
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • Shaka’s all round!
Deegs feeling it in the “single stone division” fleece hoody from #Volcom 
Check this and lots more in your Strapper surf shop.
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • Strapper has been making #strappersurfboards in our #Torquay factory since 1976 and still are today!
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For over 25 years John Robertson, after being a grommet team rider, has been shaping along side Mike under Strapper. Robbo has decided to explore new things so is no longer working for Strapper.
We wish him luck and a great future with whatever he pursues.
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Mike @michael_di_sciascio will continue to shape and offer all the current model Strapper surfboards and is excited to bring some new models for release later in 2019.
Our #strappersurfboardfactory at the back of the #strappertorquay Board store will keep making stock and custom surfboards, Kneeboards and Longboards as well as servicing all your board repairs.
#strappersurfsince76 
#wemakesurfboards
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • The new superlight legrope from @creaturesofleisure in your Strapper surf shop now!
This Is Lite.
SUPERLITE features the WT1 Welded Mesh, a never before seen cuff material that is developed by and exclusive to Creatures of Leisure. It’s featherweight, extremely water resistant and low profile.

Experience WT1 and SUPERLITE now! 
#SUPERLite
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#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • Totally awesome custom #strappersurfboards for Wayne in the #strappersurfboardfactory behind our #strappertorquay board store.
We hope he likes the rainbow fade as much as we do!
#floater2 model shaped by @michael_di_sciascio
6’3” x 20 1/2” x 2 5/8” x 36lt designed for 1-5’ surf.
Nice birthday present Wayne!
#wemakesurfboards
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • This Is Lite.

The new @creaturesofleisure legrope, the
SUPERLITE features the WT1 Welded Mesh, a never before seen cuff material that is developed by and exclusive to Creatures of Leisure. It’s featherweight, extremely water resistant and low profile.

Experience WT1 and SUPERLITE now! 
#SUPERLite
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In your Strapper surf shop this weekend!
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • A sweet double dark red tint custom #padillac for Warrick this week in our #strappertorquay board store from the #surfboard Lords at @pyzelsurfboardsau
6’10” x 193/4” x 23/4” x 38.3l
Stoked for you Wazza!
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • New!...legrope from @creaturesofleisure, 
Experience SUPERLITE now! 
This Is Comfort, This Is Trust, This is Lite.
#SUPERLite #creaturesofleisure
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Available in your Strapper surf shop this weekend.
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • Nice custom #allrounder model roundtail for Robin in our factory this week. Customized with a slightly thicker 3/16” stringer and 6oz inlay laminate to keep strong, it will fit in with his existing quiver and be his go to for Vico reefs and Indo good waves 3-8’.
6’4” x 191/4” x 21/2” x 32.3l
Shaped by #DSasShapes @michael_di_sciascio in our #torquay #strappersurfboardfactory
#wemakesurfboards
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • More #lavendercollection from #billabongwomens the “Jagger” cord pant and desert stripe top. Get yours at #strappergeelong #strappersurfcity #strapperoceangrove 
Looking awesome!
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • The beautiful #billabong “desert stripe” top in store now at #strapperoceangrove #strappersurfcity #strappergeelong
Get into one girls!
#billabongwomens #lavendercollection
#strappersurf #localownedandoperated