BORN AND BRED TORQUAY
Robbo first started thinking about shaping boards back in high school, when he was riding Strapper boards. Every day after school he would walk through the shop, say g’day to the crew and see how his new board is coming along. “There was a stage where Stuart Darcy was working there and he kinda harassed me into making my own board”. So with the help of Stuart, and Robbo’s boss Michael di Sciascio, he took that board he made all the way to the Australian titles in South Australia, where he finished 7th.
SHAPED AT STRAPPER SINCE 17 YEARS OF AGE
HIGH PERFORMANCE SHAPES
Through a close relationship with his employers at Strapper Surf, Robbo got the opportunity to shape some boards for some highly regarded surfers during the Bells contest. “It was the year that Willsy and Mick Fanning both made the final at Bells, I got to shape Willsy two boards that year and I think the following year I got to do a couple for Mick”.
SUPPORT JOHN, AND THE OTHER SHAPERS, BY ORDERING YOUR COPY OF BEHIND THE SHAPER
FOLLOW THE STORY OF BEHIND THE SHAPER ON OUR SOCIALS