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
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
Team Rider

Instagram: @COOPER.DOWNES

Stance: Natural

Favourite Ride: 5’10 X 18 1/4 X 2 1/8 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
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
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

  • New #kneeboard for Neil. 
6’3/4” x 23 5/8” x 2 9/16” x 42.3l
With belly channels added  to the double concave Vee bottom.
#kneeboardsurfing
Shaped by #DSas @michael_di_sciascio 
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • #repost @xibit_creative
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New window at @strappersurf for @dragonausnz @dragonalliance .
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#torquay #strappersurf #dragonalliance #theyfloat #windowgraphics #printedintorquay
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#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • Tweaked custom #strappersurfboards #thefish model for Dave. 
6’0” x 20 1/4” x 2 1/2” x 34l
Single to double concave with enhanced Vee out the tail. Designed to ride with #FCS powertwins preferred ,with quad and trifin optional. Lots of flow, glide and fun!
Yeah Smithy!
Shaped by #DSas @michael_di_sciascio 
#wemakesurfboards
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • Thanks for coming and the #goodtimes @volcom_oznz 
@ozzywrong @vaughandeadly @ilovetables
Stoked!
#trutothis #volcom
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • Coming in hot!
@ilovetables @ozzywrong @vaughandeadly on route to #Torquay and at #strappersurfcity arriving 4-5pm today for @volcom_oznz Q and A movie and good times!
See you there...Yewww!
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • So stoked for this guy, back on the @WSL world tour!

#repost @connoroleary
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What a year! Thanks to everyone for there constant support. To the people that have helped me a lot this year you know who you are. Wouldn’t be we’re I am without you guys. Also My fiancé @stephsingle and my family for always being by my side no matter what. 2020 I’m back! 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺
  • One more sleep!
In store from 3:00pm...see you there!
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Wednesday, December 4th at 5pm we are having  a LIVE Q&A hosted by “Aint That Swell’s” @vaughandeadly thanks to the legends from  @volcom_oznz featuring @ozzywrong & @ilovetables. 
The talks will center around @stab x @volcom’s “The Doc” as well as Ozzy and Nozzy’s latest Surf films. Get in store early for some drinks and handshakes with the lads, and a sneaky skate session on the #bluntskateshop block at the front of store.
Thanks to our partners @bluntskatesnow @younghenrys / #TrueToThis / for more info contact the stores above.
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • This just happened, the new women’s world surfing champion 2019 @rissmoore10 making her total of 4 x titles!
@wsl 
Yeah Carissa!
Yeah Ed @edsloanephoto love this pic.
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • A great charity, retro #surfboard team surf event, at #janjuc recently organized by the legends at @boltblowers supporting our friends @strongbrotherstrongsister 
Here team #metro putting some classic 80’s #strappersurfboards twin fins to good use.
A great day and worthy cause!
Yeah #boltblowers Yeah team #metro
#wemakesurfboards 
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • NEW board stoke for Jim @jim_skinna 
NEW  #strappersurfboards MODEL release the #stepdown a perfect summer performance small wave speciality #surfboard
Long low entry rocker giving easy paddle and lots of run and speed with a hip squash tail single to double concave with Vee out the tail, lots of performance and buoyancy to have you shredding in 1-4’ surf! Full specs on our website.
Yeah Jim, enjoy!
#strappertorquay Cassie helping out with fins and set up!
Shaped by #DSas @michael_di_sciascio in our #strappersurfboardfactory
#wemakesurfboards #strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • Every surfer would love this great Christmas present!...a “surfing board game” @ride_the_surf_boardgame in Strapper surf shops and our online store.
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Great fun to play with your mates and even better the game is based on surfing #bellsbeach
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Created by #Torquay local Terry Mervin.
Check it out....It’s awesome!
#ridethesurf
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated
  • New custom #allrounder model #strappersurfboards for @blair.jasper
5’7” x 17 1/8” x 2 1/8” x 23.3l
#grommetfroth high!
Yeah Jasper!
Shaped by #DSas @michael_di_sciascio in our #torquay 
Grip x #creaturesofleisure in store or online now!
#strappersurfboardfactory
#strappersurf
#localownedandoperated