*** Please see travel plans in diary entry below ***

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.

Check our testimonials. Welcome.

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”.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

From Wednesday 11th November until 30th November I’ll be in South Sumatra surfing. I’m staying at the Freeline/Ombak Indah surf camp once more and hoping for some decent late season swell with minimal crowds. I spoke with Nana, one of the surf guides at the camp the other day and he said the waves and winds were good and the numbers thinning. It will be great to catch up with my good friends who live and work there. It’s been three years since I was in South Sumatra, just prior to my spinal surgery, and I often think fondly of the great waves and experiences I’ve enjoyed up there on various trips.

I’ve decided to bring a small SUBX 6’2” X 21 ¾” X 2 5/8” 2 plus 1 version to really test the limits of the board in good surf. I’m hoping to get some video of the action or at least some stills. I’ll also have a 7’0” x 19 5/8” X 2 5/8” Semi-gun and a 7’7” full Gun with me.

While I’m away my sprayer and glasser will be working on all the boards I’ve shaped since returning from India. The majority of these boards will be finished by the time I return and get back to work around the 4th of December.

Even though I’ve been shaping full on for the past two weeks, I already have a number of people on my shaping list for when I return. Their boards will be shaped very soon after I get back and will be ready for Christmas. If you are thinking of ordering a new board, please email me through the website contact page and I’ll call you promptly on my return. I will not have reliable email access in Sumatra.

Once again, thank you to all my loyal clients who wait patiently while I’m away. These trips are obviously a lot of fun for me/ they also provide me with invaluable feedback on my surfboards in varying conditions. This feedback greatly assists me in the ongoing development/refinement of my boards and ultimately means that people coming to me get better boards.
See you in December and happy surfing.
Grant Miller

1. Miller 4 channel bottom Thruster 6’1” X 19 ½” x 2 ½” White Squashtail $550. This is a unique board which I shaped very recently in the 80’s style with fairly even thickness, flat deck and corresponding full high volume rails. It has FCS plugs for the outside fins so as not to interfere with the channels, and a Surfinz plug in the back for possible adjustment. The board has had very little use and is in excellent condition. It has a fraction too much volume for the client and so we are selling it for him.
Feel free to email or call me on 0410770374 for further details.