Shaping Bay

THE SHAPING BAY

Everything in surfing revolves around the surfboard. For Strapper, having our own surfboard factory and our own “shaping bay” is core to who we are and our surfing passion.

All Strapper ever wanted to do was go surfing and hang out with his surfing mates and make surfboards, that was in the 60’s. Today the Strapper Surf shop is a lot bigger, has hundreds more surfboards plus longboards, SUP’s, kneeboards and more. We still have a shaping bay out the back; we still go surfing and share the stoke with our mates.

GET A BOARD SHAPED

We make surfboards!

We have two shapers who combined have over 70 years surfing experience and over 63 years’ experience in the shaping bay, and a small team of passionate board builders. We always strive to make the best boards and have a list of team riders testing our boards and providing feedback so that our designs remain at the forefront.

John ROBBO Robertson is a local, state and national level surfer with over 25 years shaping experience and super passionate about everything surfboards. John specialises in performance surfboards working closely with our team to tweak and fine tune his shapes.
Michael D’SAS Di Sciascio has been shaping since he was 15 years old, has a dozen or more State kneeboard surfing titles and proven to be able to shape/design anything to go surfing with. Shortboards, kneeboards, longboards, SUP’S, even bodyboards and sailboards.
You can order a custom board with our board shop crew or arrange to talk with John or Mike.

Call us on 03 5261 2312 or email us

Order a custom board online now

SHAPER/DESIGNER

John ‘Robbo’ Robertson

SHAPER/DESIGNER

Michael ‘D’Sas’ Di Sciascio

HISTORY

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 surf 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 has a surfboard factory at the back of the main Strapper Surf store in Torquay and are still stoked that “we make surfboards”. 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 along with an awesome range of Strapper surfboards and gear.

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

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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!
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  • Wayne picking up his custom #strappersurfboards featured a few posts ago!
A very happy birthday present!
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  • 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.
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  • 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 
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • More #lavendercollection from #billabongwomens the “Jagger” cord pant and desert stripe top. Get yours at #strappergeelong #strappersurfcity #strapperoceangrove 
Looking awesome!
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  • The beautiful #billabong “desert stripe” top in store now at #strapperoceangrove #strappersurfcity #strappergeelong
Get into one girls!
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