Surf & Skateboard Company in Tasmania | Red Herring Surf
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Adult Wetsuits and more in one of Tasmania’s leading Surf & Skateboard Company


Red Herring Surf is Tasmania’s original surf company employing over 80 Tasmanians. Since beginning operations in Hobart in 1971, the company has expanded state-wide with 4 stores operating within the cities of Burnie, Launceston, Glenorchy and Hobart.

Red Herring Surf is a market leader in surf retail and the name Red Herring Surf is now synonymous with youth culture in Tasmania.

The company believes in providing young Tasmanians with a positive message and supports a number of youth based events across the state.

The staff at Red Herring Surf are integral to the success of the business and not only provide professional customer service but are also important role models and give many young Tasmanians something to aspire to.

Lifeline is our designated charity and we are actively involved in supporting surfers and skaters across the state

Red Herring Surf is owned and operated by Victor Tilley. He has been involved in the company for 15 years and loves being a part of a great team that is helping people enjoy their lifestyles. Victor believes the strength of Red Herring Surf is in the staff, the support it offers to young Tasmanians and its place within the Tasmanian Community.

Benn Richardson



“Wanted to convey the great service I received today when purchasing a pair of skate shoes for my son. Please convey my expression of great service to the young fella who assisted us today – Well done !” – John, July 2015


“I just wanted to give an enormous thank you to the staff at your Hobart store! Honestly I have never felt more welcome and full of choice all the many times I have gone in there and it’s just so refreshing! The staffs customer service and advice is impeccable, I am so stoked to be a local and continue to support this company! Wouldn’t go anywhere else for my clothing, shoes or accessories! I hope somewhere along the grapevine this gets back to the Hobart team because it is something to be so proud of! Couldn’t help but feel the need to let you guys know, after all no good deed should go unnoticed!” – Mikayla, February 2016


“Just a quick shoutout to Jayde at your Launceston store. Your customer service was fantastic and I can’t thank you enough for your help with locating the hoodie I’ve been searching for.” – Marie, February 2016


“Thanks to Laura at Red Herring Hobart recently for helping in the tricky and time consuming task of finding a new wetsuit for my son.” – Alison, March 2016


“The high five I got from you is the best small wave board I’ve owned. Think I’ll probably be chasing another one in october.” – Marc, March 2016