Beach Beat Custom Surfboards, Sales, Repairs, and Apparel has been operating on the Sunshine Coast of Australia since 1986, being heavily hardware orientated the brand boasts it’s very own surfboard factory, which was the first in Queensland to gain certification by the Environmental Protection Agency. With quality being the unwavering commitment of the company, the boards being produced are of high quality, high performance and are very reliable. The superiority of the boards coming out of the factory would be hard to match anywhere. Since opening, Beach Beat has produced tens of thousands of boards and they aren’t slowing down. With new ideas of models in the works, the incredibly talented team at the factory are quick to get into action producing them.
Beach Beat provides an extensive range of services tailored to suit your individual needs. Services range from surfboard repairs, custom surfboard orders, consignment of surfboards and special customer orders.
The stores at Caloundra and Alexandra Headland’s employees are all very experienced and are greatly passionate about sharing the stoke of surfing to their customers, helping them out with great advice and knowledge to get them into the water on the best possible surfboard.
Woodsy was Beach Beat’s first sponsored surfer in 1987, that same year he began working for Al as a casual and now he is a partner. Woodsy has a number of passions including vintage cars, retro BMX bikes, collecting old surfboards and of course, surfing. He has been actively involved in the development of Beach Beat’s increasingly popular Pacer surfboards.
Sutto has been working in the surf industry selling boards for 32 years and still loves it. When he first started single fins were all the fuss and he then progressed his way to Beach Beat in 1992, soon after he stepped up to a managing role with Woodsy. Gary’s love for surfing is unmatched with an impressive board collection. You can find him at the Alex store but if you can’t catch him there, chances are he’s in Indo spending time with his wife and daughter at their home in Cimaja.
Dani (or Barbs) came to work in the Alex store when she was sixteen years old. She is in charge of the fashion side of the shop and keeps up to date with all the latest trends. She does a fantastic job balancing out the team and brings a needed womanly touch to the Beach Beat stores.
Sparky has been with the Beach Beat family since 1988, which is just 2 years after commencing business. Now he is managing the Caloundra store and is responsible for buying the men’s wear. He began surfing over 30 years ago and has the same passion and love for it now as when he first started, from this he has collected an impressive number of vintage surfboards. Lohy also enjoys a good game of golf on the flat days!
Bowie took his first rides on a surfboard when he was just 5 years old and hasn’t stopped since! He competes in a range of long boarding completions and has had his fair share of good results! Bowie first started work in the surfing industry when he was 17, he began by coaching which then led him to his role at Noosa Longboards. Bowie eventually found his way to Beach Beat, not only as a manager at the Caloundra store but also an ambassador for the Beach Beat label by showcasing their models in multiple surf competitions. When Bowie’s not surfing he loves working on and rebuilding old school cars! To go with a collection of cars, he also owns a Harley and loves the free feeling he gets while riding it through the hills of the Hinterland.
Millsy has travelled across the globe on the chase for waves and he used his shaping skills to fund his time abroad. Millsy came on board with Beach Beat many years ago and he brought with him his skills developed from his time at Star Jam Surfboards in Sunshine Beach and Hot Stuff in Currimundi. John has been shaping surfboards for over three decades and is now responsible for all of Beach Beat’s high performance short boards, hybrids and fishes.
The newest addition to the Beach Beat Factory team is talented surfboard shaper, Matt Wilkerson. Matt first began shaping at age 17, selling his first board at WRV in Haleiwa, Hawaii. Growing up in the Volcom House on the North Shore, Matt spent most of his days surfing Off The Wall and Sunset Beach. After a move to Kau’i, Matt felt his board designs really blossomed with the help and support of the local community of Makaha. Now residing in Australia, Matt has worked alongside Rusty Surfboards, Channel Islands Surfboards and now joins the Beach Beat team. Matt’s experience and passion shows through his beautiful craftsmanship. Observed through his shaping of period pieces, Matt is currently the licensed reproducer of Larry Bertlemann’s boards here in Australia.
Pixie is another one of the team with more than 30 years experience, over half of which have been with Beach Beat. He is an extremely talented sander and polisher, who is also the man behind the amazing sprays on Beach Beat’s surfboards.
Griffo boasts a mountain of experience shaping boards with a number of renowned brands. Including Peter Clarke Surfboards, Gordon and Smith and Aqua Foils, also founding his own businesses, Emerald Surfboards and Black Widow Surfboards. After 21 years of shaping he intended to ease back a little but soon after he found himself working with the talented crew at Beach Beat.
Hunter is a 7 year old surfer and skater based in Moffat Beach, Queensland. Hunter began surfing at 5 years of age with the help of his Dad. You will find him surfing the banks of Currimundi when it’s pumping on his 4’6” Beach Beat board shaped by John Mills or his 4’8” JB board.
Skye Faddy now 14 years old began surfing at 10 years of age and has never looked back! Based in Wurtulla on the Sunshine Coast, Skye, enjoys surfing her 5’5” or 5’8” JB shaped by Jamie Byrne. Skye’s favourite manoeuvre is a cutback or vert snap. Skye’s sponsors are Beach Beat, OPC and Four Eyewear.
Aidan first began surfing at 11 years old and since then has been enjoying all the breaks the Sunshine Coast has to offer. However, Moffat Beach is Aidan’s favourite, he is always stoked when it’s breaking out the back and running through to the inside. Aidan is sponsored by Beach Beat and SIN Eyewear and competes in competition surfing regularly. Whether it’s on a longboard, high performance longboard or shortboard, Aidan is one to watch!
Noah is from Caloundra and is an absolute gun! His goals are to be a World Surf League Junior Champion in the close future and after that plans to qualify for the World Championship Tour. His history with surfing so far back up his aspirations, he was taught how to surf by his dad Kristian at age 5. Noah competes locally in Wind and Sea Boardriders Club and he also holds a 1st place trophy at the Pa and Ma Bendall Memorial Surf Contest, which at age 19 is the youngest competitor to ever win!