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.

New operating arrangements

Grant is now living and shaping at Milton on the South Coast of NSW. Approximately every 2 weeks, he drives up to Sydney with a load of shaped blanks for his sprayer and glasser.
He then remains in Sydney for 3-4 days to pick up finished boards and materials and to meet with customers, before returning to Milton.

How do I order?

Surfboards can be ordered in person from Grant by prior arrangement, either at Milton on the South Coast 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, either at Milton or Mona Vale, or delivered via our Mobile service option.
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.


Little Forest via Milton. South Coast NSW 2538.
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. This was indeed a difficult period for me. I appreciate very much how patient Chris was in the period which followed my surgery, and which meant that his board was finished later than initially anticipated.
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, 25 March 2014


I've just come out of the surf down here on the South Coast after a blinder of a session on my 6'6” SUBX. The waves were a touch overhead, long beachbreak lefts with hollow sections and very workable walls. I was riding the board as a 2+1 with a stock 8.25” Dion Single fin and small outside tracer fins for additional hold. Using the side fins allows the board to be surfed much more aggressively from rail to rail without any possibility of spinning out. Without these little fins, the board will spin out at a certain point as discussed in the SUBX article. Certainly it all depends on your approach and style of surfing. In Single fin mode you can still really get the board going, but just not as radically. Having said all this, I need to remind myself perhaps that the SUBX wasn't designed to be surfed radically. It's just that since I love surfing it so much, I try and make it work in every surf I encounter, rather than changing up to a V-SKATE or Semi-Gun. I almost never put my other boards in the car anymore and the SUBX lives there permanently.

Recently I surfed Golfcourse Reef at almost double overhead on the SUBBY. Again I was using side fins and the board felt totally controllable in the powerful conditions. I was able to paddle in and take off almost as early as the Mal riders, but then really get going with heaps of drive and speed. Deep powerful bottom turns preceded shoulder runs at very high speed, the board retaining its momentum through roundhouse cutbacks and into the foam again. As usual, the speed of the board and the Pine lime Splice spray turned plenty of heads in the water with guys paddling over for a sticky.

The small side fins are Dion branded full fiberglass, inside foiled little numbers. Beautiful fins. It's an additional $100 for the side plugs including these fins but so worth it. Because of the forward and backward adjustment possible with the Surfinz plugs and the large adjustment in the 10” Box, you can really fine tune the board to suit the way you want to surf it in different conditions.

Naturally, if you have any questions about the SUBX, or any of our other models, then feel free to email me through the site, or call me on 0410 770 374

Grant Miller.