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

  • A worthy repost of #bellsbeach from this morning. An awesome pic by @surfandscenicsurfangle
#strappersurf
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  • The sign on the wall of our #strappertorquay board store!
We have been making #strappersurfboards for over 40 years and super proud to be offering our Strapper #surfboards along side the best board makers in the world.
Talk to Dylan and our crew for the best brand and model for your surfing. Hundreds of boards in stock plus customs available and we can repair your board.
Yeah surfboards!
@jsindustries1 @cisurfboards_aus @rustysurfboards_anz @firewiresurfboards @slaterdesigns @dhdsurf @pyzelsurfboardsau @7surfboards @haydenshapes @stacey_mfg
#wemakesurfboards #strappersurfboards 
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  • Golden hour at bellsbeach this morning.
#greatoceanroad
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  • More #wetsuit options to stay warm from #vissla 4/3 “Seven seas” and “North seas” steamers along with wetty boots and hoods.
Check the best options from #vissla #ripcurl #Oneill #Hurley #peak and more in store.
Yeah Noah, staying warm!
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  • Stay warm and flexible in the #billabong furnace carbon 4/3 steamer and even more toasty with matching wetty boots!
Tom knows how to stay warm and shred...yeah Tom!
Check out Billabong and and all the best #wetsuit brands and options in your Strapper surf shop.
#ripcurl #oneill #hurley #vissla #peak
#wetsuitspecialists #strappersurf
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  • So many great things about this sequence!
#strapperoceangrove Manager Shannon @Shannon_odonoghue75 showing he’s still got it to good mate and #grommet @mylesfletchr on a recent boat trip.
Kind of sums up the reason why surfers travel, adventure,warm water and great waves with your mates!
Yeah Boyz! #masterandapprentice pics x #theboatman @luke7palmerlucky 
#surftravel 
#strappersurf
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  • If you are a passionate surfer and know all things surf, skate and retail then consider our full time/2ic position at #strapperaireysinlet
Join our team and amazing #greatoceanroad community.
Send cover letter and resume to strapper@strapper.com.au by June 14th.
Yewww!
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  • Avoid the dreaded Ear drill!... @connercoffin Knows how!
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@surfears #surfears 3.0 let sound in and keep water out and avoid surfers ear! Get them at your Strapper surf shop.
yewww!
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#strappersurf
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  • #Repost @bluntskatesnow
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YES!
The time has come and the snow season is officially kicking off this weekend!! ❄️😊
We have all the snow outerwear and hardware and running the best deals in the biz! 2 or more snow items get 20% off ! #gosnowboarding #bluntskatesnow #localownedandoperated
  • Just landed in our #torquay board store the #happy model from @cisurfboards_aus in round tails!
6’2” - 6’8” glassed slightly heavier and a tweak narrower dims. Ideal Vico winter or Indo board.
Yeah CI!
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • Yeah Lakey
Best in the West.⚡️
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Congrats @lakeypeterson – that was fun to watch. 🏆
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#MargaretRiverPro
@hurley @wsl #strappersurf #localownedandoperated
  • “I’m just having fun right now.” – 2X #MargaretRiverPro Champion, @john_john_florence 🏆🏆
@hurley @wsl
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