About Us

STONKER (noun);

1. Something great, exceptional.
2. Slang for anything massive or large.
Having a “Stonker” of a day!
What a “Stonker” performance!

Stonker is an innovative surfboard, kiting and paddle boarding company with a commitment to supply riders with the equipment they need to go in search of that perfect wave or simply enjoy their passion. We use the highest quality & environmentally friendly materials available. For over 15 years we have specialised in quality shaping, glassing and board manufacturing along with a host of surfing and kiting related products.

Stonker is an Australian owned and operated company in Torquay Victoria local to some of Australia’s most famous surf beaches including Bells Beach which is where our new shapes and design get tested in all types of weather and swell conditions.

The Stonker Crew

Alex Gillan
(The Founder of Stonker)
Originally a competitive windsurfer Alex Gillan fell in love with kite-boarding after he first saw the sport in Hawaii in 1998. When he found that he couldn’t buy a kite-board in Australia, he decided to start making his own.

He launched his kite-board company Stonker in St Kilda Melbourne, the first in Australia, but wanted to be where the action was, which in the surfing world meant a move to Torquay, the surfing centre of Australia on Victoria’s surf coast.

He has since extended the Stonker brand into hand-made custom surfboards and stand up paddleboards, locally-made and imported accessories and clothing.

Murray Ceff
Murray started surfing in 1970 so has a few years experience under his belt, which is another way of saying "past his prime". But according to Murray, the best surfer in the water is the one with the biggest smile, so on that basis he's still doing well. Murray is the first person you are likely to encounter when you walk in to the shop, and gives great advice for those just starting out in surfing, kitesurfing or stand up paddling.

Eiji Shiomoto
(Shaper, Glasser and Board Designer)
Eiji started shaping surfboards over 45 years ago. In 1976 he opened a surfboard factory in Japan, since then he has traveled the world shaping and surfing boards. In 1997 he moved to Bells Beach Torquay, which he now calls home, shaping surfboards for Australian and International customers.

Kentar Fergusson
Certainly one of the better young surfers and SUP surfers in Victoria, Kenta joined the team here in 2017 and has proven his worth as a fast learning board builder and repairer.

James Hodder
James has just started with us an apprentice board builder and repairer. James brings vibrancy and energy to the organization and is quickly developing skills to ensure that the building of new boards and repairs to boards will be carried out to the highest quality.

Stonker Products
  • Custom Surfboards
  • Custom Kiteboards
  • Custom Standup Paddle Boards
  • New & Used Surfboards
  • New & Used Kiteboards
  • New & Used SUPs
  • New & Used Kites
  • Surfboard Repairs
  • Kiteboard Repears
  • SUP Paddleboard Repair
  • Kite Repairs
  • Kiteboarding Lessons
  • FCS Fins
  • Future Fins
  • Legropes
  • Board Covers
Stonker Team Riders

Alex Gillan (Wake, Surf)[AUS]
Andrew Hanson (Race, Surf, Ocean Crossing)[UK]
Eiji Shiomoto (Surf)[JAP]
Kevin Ching (Surf)[AUS]
Darren Perryman (Surf)[AUS]
Kevin Lister (Surf)[AUS]
Scott Fisher (Wake)[AUS]

Jarrod Snow (Surf and Freestyle)[AUS]
Shane Cudby (Freestyle)[AUS]
Greg Buck(Freestyle)[AUS]
Joel Ryan (Surf)[AUS]
Murray Ceff (Surf)[AUS]

Alex Gillan [AUS]
Eiji Shiomoto [JAP]
Scott Fisher [AUS]

Stand Up Paddleboarding
Kevin Ching [AUS]
Alex Gillan [AUS]
Eiji Shiomoto [AUS]
Darren Perryman [AUS]
Arron Gardiner [AUS]

Stand Up Paddle
Gwen Carbone - Current over 40 Woman's Australian Champion
Kevin Ching [AUS]
Darren Perryman [AUS]
Murray Ceff (Surf) [AUS]
Alex Gillan [AUS]