Stonker builds both PU foam/fibreglass boards and EPS/Epoxy fibreglass boards. Because we build both types of boards we are expert and have all the necessary tools and materials to repair your board, no matter the type of construction.
Stand Up Paddle (SUP) boards and windsurf boards are most likely glassed using epoxy resin, as EPS foam is the material most likely used as the blank. These dings must be repaired using epoxy resin. Most local surfboard manufacturers use PU foam and polyester resin and have very little, if any, experience using epoxy resin. Many modern surfboards are now made using EPS foam and epoxy resin, and must be repaired using the correct materials. If you have dinged your board in anyway (see examples in photos below) that will allow water to get in to the foam, you must get it repaired before you take it in the water again. You run the risk of permanent damage if it absorbs too much water.
Stonker has a team of experienced craftsmen to carry out surfboard repairs from our factory in Torquay, Victoria. We aim do to the repairs in less than a week where possible. Bring your surfboard, stand up paddle board or windsurf board in for repair before Tuesday and it will usually be ready to pick up late Friday or Saturday morning.
Damaged your kite? Bring it in to us (making sure it is VERY clean!) and we will usually have it back to you within 2 weeks. This includes repairs to kite bladders, stitching to kites, and in some cases repairs to harnesses.
Nose ding on PU board
Rail ding on epoxy board
Rail ding on epoxy board (other side - this is one of the worst rail dings we have seen!)
Swallow tail dings on classic board for *restoration
Deck ding on windsurf board
Fin box replacement needed here!
A series of dings on an epoxy SUP board
He hit shallow rocks on the nose
and then with the fin.
*We also do "restorations". If a board is an old classic board, usually with lots of dings, and we have plenty of time to work on it, we can do it at a reasonable price. Much less than if we just quoted on a batch of dings individually. We strive to maintain the original character of the board and can either fix the dings visibly or invisibly (in a relative sense)