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

  • A worthy repost of #bellsbeach from this morning. An awesome pic by @surfandscenicsurfangle
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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.
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  • Golden hour at bellsbeach this morning.
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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.
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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 
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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.
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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!
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  • 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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