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.


MILLER SURFBOARDS

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, 10 February 2015


POLITICAL/ABBOTT THE WALKING DEAD

The best news for those of us on the left was that yesterday morning Abbott survived the spill motion 61/39. Why is this good? It’s good because this is the beginning of the end of his leadership. Abbott is a fool although he does not appear to grasp just how much of a fool he is, which is the obvious problem. As one of the WA Liberal backbenchers said yesterday: Abbott does not seem to understand that he is the problem.

I would describe Abbott as having very average intelligence. Very average. Yet on Rat Cunning he scores very highly. Also on dishonesty he scores very highly. It is accepted by the community that he lies, and there are many instances of his lying on the public record. Had he been unseated by Turnbull, then Labor would now have a real project on its hands. However since Abbott remains in place, it is only a matter of time before he makes further mistakes/reveals more of his ugly true nature and increasingly alienates the electorate and his own party. He is mortally wounded now and his ranking, low as it is, will continue to fall. He will be under increasing pressure to somehow resurrect the Liberals standing. However ultimately, I believe he will fail and fall. He deserves to fall and fall hard on so many levels. This hypocritical Christian man of faith. He has not acted in good faith, he has lied repeatedly and has now even become an object of ridicule within his own party.

INDUSTRY/Swellnet interview and SUBX update.

Over the weekend I was interviewed by Swellnet, the Sydney based surf site. Swellnet seems to me to be in a different category than either Realsurf or Seabreeze. These other two sites appear to be dominated largely by fairly tight cliques who effectively act as gatekeepers to new content. Some of the main players on these two sites have a very unrealistic view of their own importance and a very optimistic and unfounded view of their qualifications to act as commentators. In addition, various surfboard shapers regularly and ruthlessly exploit both sites for personal unpaid exposure and the “moderators” if they can be called that, simply allow this to continue. Pathetic really. But I digress.

Swellnet in contrast appears to encourage a truly diverse range of content, and seems to attract intelligent and often qualified comment. My interview dealt with controversial topics including the importation of surfboards from Asia, volume calculators and other gimmicks as well as changes I’ve observed in the surfboard industry over the past 35 years or so. It will be up in a couple of weeks should you be interested.

SUBX update.

We almost got some SUBX footage recently. But then nature thwarted our efforts with persistent S.E. winds and very ordinary banks on the Northern Beaches in Sydney. However due to public demand it is very high on my list of priorities and so should happen sooner rather than later. As you might imagine, a lot of variables need to be aligned simultaneously/swell, banks, wind, maybe tide, crowd level, my availability and my cameraman’s availability. However the desire is there.

Excellent feedback continues to accumulate from clients reporting on their new SUBX’s. Almost everyone is now ordering their boards with the 2 plus 1 fin setup. My own experiences recently have only convinced me more strongly that this is indeed the way to go. Sure, if you simply want to cruise down the line at speed then the single fin version is fine. But if you are looking for versatility and more performance out of your SUBX, in addition to the great paddle power, then you need the 2 plus 1 which provides far greater holding power on edge and more drive. Check the SUBX design article for more details on this.

Grant Miller.

NEW BOARDS FOR SALE

6’0” X 19 ¼” x 2 5/8” Squashtail V-SKATE derivative. White with Surfinz system $550 including fins.

USED BOARDS FOR SALE

1. V-SKATE 5’11” x 19 3/8” X 2 ½” Squashtail Thruster. White with Surfinz in excellent condition $300
2. F-SKATE 6’2” X 21 ¼” x 2 ½” White Thruster with Surfinz system in near perfect condition $350
3. F-SKATE 6’6” x 21 ½” X 2 5/8” White Thruster with FCS and tailpad in decent condition $225

Feel free to call or email me for more details.