The type of surfboard you ride can make a huge difference to your surfing, both in terms of day to day enjoyment and also with respect to how quickly you progress. Therefore, it's crucial to get the right fit between you and your board.

These days there are many different surfboards to choose from. As a result, surfers who do not have an ongoing relationship with a competent shaper, may have difficulty deciding what type of surfboard would best suit them. In addition, different manufacturers, magazine articles and forums make different promises and claims about various types of boards. Some of these promises and claims are untrue or misleading, or at best are distortions of the truth. In these circumstances it's natural that surfers often feel confused or uncertain. For example recently, so called volume calculators have emerged on various websites. These calculators purport to accurately assess how much volume you need in your new board. However in truth, these devices are entirely lacking in empirical foundation and scientific validity and are simply another form of marketing. In reality, there is no substitute for a detailed consultation with an experienced shaper.

At Miller Surfboards, whether you are a raw beginner or a highly experienced surfer, your situation will be treated as unique. You will receive equal time and attention from Grant, who will personally work with you to design a board which meets your needs now.......and also those needs which will naturally emerge as your surfing progresses. From the moment you start talking with Grant, you will realize that you are not talking with an ordinary surfboard shaper. Rather, you are in direct contact with a professional who knows surfboards inside and out, who cares about his craft, and who is totally focussed on your situation.

Our level of personal service and attention to detail is in the superior category. Approximately 8-10 weeks after you receive your new board, Grant will contact you personally to see how the board is performing. After that, he remains available for you to consult with, or to advise you on any surfing related issue, should the need arise. The nature and quality of this relationship is very similar to that experienced by professional surfers with their respective shapers. What inevitably occurs through this process, is a progressive enhancement of your surfing experience. If you require the finest in surfboards, not the cheapest, then you have come to the right place.

Grant Miller has been designing and shaping surfboards, both here and internationally, for the past 34 years and has shaped in excess of 22,000 boards.

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How do I order?

Surfboards can be ordered in person from Grant by prior arrangement, at Mona Vale on Sydney's Northern Beaches.
Simply call him on - 0410 770 374  to arrange a time.
Alternatively, boards can be ordered over the telephone by calling - 0410 770 374, or by making an enquiry through the website contact page.
Finished boards can be picked up in person, at Mona Vale, or delivered by courier.
We will happily trade in your used Miller board on a new custom surfboard.

We supply Ocean and Earth products at competitive prices and can provide leashes, grips, boardbags and 10mm multi travel bags on request. Simply ask Grant at time of ordering or call him for an obligation free quote.
Ocean and Earth are manufacturers of high quality surfing accessories. They are a 100% Australian owned and operated company based at Sussex Inlet on the New South Wales South Coast.


Mona Vale NSW 2103.
Business hours: 11am----6pm Tuesday through Saturday.
Tel: 0410 770 374

"Although dealing with a shaper might seem like you are purchasing a board, to a large extent you are really purchasing a service. Grant's level of service was exceptional - kept me up to date during a difficult time for him*, returned calls very quickly, delivered when promised and delivered a board that was exactly as promised. He was extremely easy to talk to and genuinely interested in what I wanted and how to make the best board for me, rather than what was easiest for him. Little things, like extra glassing round the fins and tail, are very well thought out and add to the quality of the final product. The custom spray was a bit of an extravagance but was done perfectly - not only does Grant provide a great service but he surrounds himself with quality assistants. This was my first custom board, but I see no reason to ever again buy off the rack, well at least while Grant is still around.    ~   Chris Age 43."

* Note from Grant Miller. Chris ordered his board from my bedside at Milton Hospital in early November 2012, a few days after my admission with a very serious spinal injury.
WelcomeGrant/SumatraSUBXMarie Miller/1979
Grant Miller, Ujung Bocur July 16th 2012 -- Excerpt from diary : “woke early, surf big. Triple to 5 times overhead. Only a few guys out but not many taking off. Paddled the 7'6” off the corner and out with dry hair and straight into a real big one on the outside. Dropping down the face felt like ages with a huge roar behind me, full power off the bottom and up high flying free. Fade back and then out over the top screaming. 3 hour session, no falls, a career high point at 54”.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

For the past two years I have been living and shaping on a small farm near Milton on the NSW South Coast. During this time I have been actively searching for a suitable property to buy. A week ago, completely without warning, the owner gave me a four week notice to vacate. No reason was given, and the whole process was handled in a highly impersonal and regrettable manner.
This little farm has not only been my home, but also where I work and create. Many of my clients who have visited me here to order and pick up their boards, have remarked on how successfully I have integrated work and home. Coming into the busy summer period, I now find myself with no accommodation and nowhere to shape. The shaping aspect is the most troubling, since finding a suitable space at short notice and building a new shaping room and all that goes with it are not straightforward.
With all this in mind, I have decided to return to the Northern Beaches in Sydney for the summer, where I have access to suitable shaping facilities. I will be available to meet with you by appointment just as before, and look forward to working with both new and existing clients. I will be gradually moving my equipment up to Sydney over the next few weeks. Feel free to call me on 0410 770 374 or email me through the website contact page if you are thinking about ordering a new board.

Debate continues concerning the validity and usefulness of this construct. Even Surfing World magazine has eventually jumped on the bandwagon and has run a short article dealing with the issue. Unfortunately the article is very poorly written and argued, and does not meaningfully assist readers to form a balanced view of the complex issues involved. Nevertheless, the very fact that they published it at all is indicative of the debate this concept has generated.
In truth, there should be no debate. The concept of litres in surfboard design is merely marketing in disguise, nothing more or less. It gives surf shop salesmen something to talk to customers about (helps to engage them) and also appears designed to confer credibility upon the organizations using it. Believe me, they need it. It is marketing by stealth. Unfortunately, many surfers (and more shapers than you might think) do not possess sufficient design knowledge to discriminate fact from fiction.
We have just uploaded the article I wrote recently for Pacific Longboarder entitled, “The misrepresentation of volume”, onto the website. It’s located within the Shaper section of the site and makes for thought provoking reading if you are interested in design matters.
Grant Miller.

1. V-SKATE 5'11" X 19 3/8" X 2 1/2" Squashtail Thruster. White with Surfinz system. Excellent condition $400 inc. fins.
2. F-SKATE 6'2" X 21 1/4" X 2 1/2" White with Surfinz system and tailpad. Near perfect condition $400.
3. [SOLD] -- V-SKATE 6'6" X 20 3/4" X 2 3/4" Squashtail Thruster with Surfinz system. Mauve into light blue centre top and bottom with purple logos. Very good condition, $400 with fins.
4. Semi-Gun 7'0" X 19 1/2" X 2 5/8" Rounded pintail. Spearmint spray all over with the Surfinz system. It has a 1/4" stringer and heavy duty glassing. This is one of my own personal boards. It's the one I'm riding in the 2012 South Sumatra footage on the Semi-Gun page. A fantastic board which has been very well loved. There is some decent deck compression in two distinct spots, the result of months of me surfing it backhand in Sumatra, but no delamination. The bottom is super clean, almost perfect and the board has never been dinged. It has lots of life left in it, $300 with fins.