Celebrating 25 years!

Stonker is a stand-up paddle board (SUP), foil and kiting business. Our commitment is supplying riders the equipment they need to go chase their wind, wave & water adventures.

We're an Australian owned and operated company in Torquay, Victoria, home to some of Australia’s most famous surf beaches, including Bells Beach. Bells is a sacred testing ground for new shapes and design in all types of weather and swell conditions.

We use the highest quality, eco-friendly materials for manufacturing new products. Since 1998, we have specialised in quality shaping, glassing and board manufacturing, plus the sale of premium products with a range of brands.

Only a one-hour drive from the City of Melbourne, Stonker in Baines Crecent is an easy location to get to. We proudly service customers from all over Australia.

DICTIONARY: Stonker (noun)

1. Something great, exceptional
2. Slang for anything massive or large

Example: Have a stonker of a day! 

At home on the Surf Coast in Australia

25 years ago Alex Gillan (pictured below) started a cult brand called Stonker. And on May 23, 2022, the new owners of Stonker were handed the keys to Alex's kingdom after he gave the all clear to purchase his business (baby). 

Alex Gillan - the original founder of Stonker in Torquay

We're now pumped to introduce ourselves as the proud new owners of Stonker!

So who are we exactly?

We're Ben & Jessica Hucker. We have a son who you might see from time to time around the shop. It won't be long until he's giving you a sales pitch on the latest Stonker SUP :)

Jess grew a love for paddle boarding after working a number of years on super yachts in the Mediterranean and up the east coast of Australia. She spent a lot of her downtime exploring surrounding ports, riverways and anchorages on an inflatable SUP.

Ben is an avid surfer and dreamt of a lifestyle business that would allow him to spend more time on the water. He has lapped up the new world of foiling and board design and is already obsessed with surf SUPs. 

Here's a pic of us on settlement day on May 23 2022:

The new owners of Stonker in Torquay - Ben Hucker & Jess Hucker

Come in the shop and say hello when you get a chance and have a Stonker of a day.

Ben & Jess :)