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”.

Thursday, 19 March 2015


Finally we have some SUBX footage on the site. It was shot a couple of weeks ago at North Avalon in fairly average conditions. Mostly it was closing out on takeoff out the back and then running through deep water before reforming on the inside section.

It’s very difficult to get footage in good waves because of the many variables involved. Eventually I just got sick of waiting for decent surf and we went for it. When I first viewed the video I was a bit disappointed because I knew that the SUBX was capable of so much more in good waves. The conditions on the day were really pretty marginal. However thinking about things a bit more I realized that the footage we got actually showcases the board really well. Although it doesn’t show how well it paddles, it does show other important characteristics like glide/trim/stability, high speed drive off the bottom and looseness off the back foot. There is one section around the 50 second mark where I’m able to trim the board over an extended dead spot essentially without any wave at all! Try doing that on a regular Thruster.

Let’s face it, most times we go surfing the waves are average. The SUBX footage shows just how much fun you can have on this board in very average conditions. Obviously in clean waves the board just surfs better and better. Today I surfed North Avalon at almost double overhead on a 6’2” 2 plus 1 SUBX. They were clean long lefts walling up from the point for a couple of hundred yards. Again the board blew me away with its speed and drive, and as usual it drew a lot of comment and attention. My cameraman is away this week. So typical. But no matter, because eventually we’ll get some video in super nice waves and then add it on to the page.


Lately I’ve also been riding a 6’2” SUBX with the Quad option. This board takes performance surfing up another notch. Faster and looser than the 2 plus 1 and with incredible drive. However the Quad needs to be ridden much more energetically than the 2 plus 1. You have to start winding it up immediately after takeoff and then keep on turning and driving it. Ideally it also needs to be ridden from further back on the board. If you move too far forward then the fins begin to drift and you can get unstable real quick. This is therefore a significantly different approach than with the 2 plus 1 which does more of the work for you. In some respects the 2 plus 1 surfs somewhat like a mixture of single fin and Thruster, which stands to reason if you think about the fin arrangement. Neither is better than the other. They are simply different setups resulting in different surfing and sensations. How neat though to have all these options available in a board which is so incredibly versatile.

Happy surfing

Grant Miller.

1. V-SKATE 5’11” X 19 3/8” X 2 ½” Squashtail Thruster with Surfinz in excellent condition $300
2. F-SKATE 6’2” X 21 ¼” X 2 ½” White Thruster with Surfinz in near perfect condition $350

Call or email me for more details.