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 Little Forest, or 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 Little Forest, freighted with TNT or hand delivered (see FAQ for details).

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.

" 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.
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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 May 2019

The build goes on at Boyne Ridge with stage two of the drainage works about to begin. Another retaining wall needs to be constructed above the existing one with associated drainage away from the house and down to the dam in the forest. Then another slab will be poured above the house where my new shaping room will stand. It will be designed so that I can look out through the door down to the coast to see whats happening surf wise. The ultimate distraction. Internally the house is almost finished, and with the addition of two pergolas will be essentially complete, hopefully within the next three months. Then I'll be going to the states for 3 months to visit friends and surf along the West Coast and hopefully down to Mexico.
A number of clients have contacted me recently to ask if they can put money down and go on a list for when I start work again. It's better that we don't do this as it complicates my current taxation status of nil income, and in addition I don't feel entirely comfortable taking deposits when I don't have a definite date to begin work again. As soon as I'm getting close to work time I'll post this on the site as I usually do. Many thanks to those of you who have contacted me to wish me well with the move and with my work on the new house.

What to say? Australia has elected a Christian serial liar as our PM. In addition, most of his henchmen, Cormann, Bishop, Friedenberg, Hunt, et al, they all smile when they are angry. What more would you need to know about their character? All Morrison's lies about the banking industry/for years, about the way he rolled Turnbull, about Labors election agenda, all these lies and he is re-elected. Regrettably what this clearly shows is that the majority of Australians don't care about climate change, they don't care about their leaders integrity, they don't care about the way we treat refugees and they clearly don't care about the ADANI coalmine in QLD.

So, what do they care about? They care about themselves, and the election result indicates the truth of this assertion. Certainly self interest plays large for all of us, but surely more people should have seen through the Liberals pathetic fear based claims and used the bigger picture to inform their vote. I find this all very sad really. Handing out how to vote leaflets yesterday for the Greens on election day, it was clear just what an uphill battle we have just to present ideas about climate change to some people. Happily though, here in Gilmore on the South Coast of NSW we elected Fiona Phillips for Labor and disposed finally of Ann "I don't give a rat's" Sudmalis. Sudmalis was a very weak local member and got what she deserved. I agitated strongly for her removal during the past 18 months in various ways and she "decided" not to re-contest the seat recently citing "a local vendetta against me". Good riddance and shame to her. Now for 3 more years of agitating to bring down the Morrison government.

Grant Miller