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.
Ocean and Earth
at competitive prices
and can provide leashes, grips, boardbags and 10mm multi travel bags on
Simply ask Grant at time of ordering or call him for an obligation free
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 SURFBOARDSMona 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.
Monday, 3 August 2015
WISE AT WORK INTERVIEW AND VARIOUS TRAVEL PLANS
I was recently interviewed by Emily Hutchinson for her website which showcases master craftsmen and women from various occupations who have excelled in their fields. Emily had approached me and requested an interview. We spent a few hours together at the factory in Mona Vale talking and shooting photos. She is a lovely young woman with good ideas and a lot of energy, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Check out her site if you are interested. thewiseatwork.com
On September 9th I’m travelling to the Indian Himalaya (Uttaranchal) where I’ll be trekking and wandering around for 5 weeks. It’s one of the most beautiful places imaginable and a lot like Nepal 30 years ago. Unlike Nepal, there is very little trekking infrastructure and so I’ll be carrying my own tent, sleeping bag and food. Even though I have already been there a number of times, there are many new areas to explore. Mostly I’ll be trekking across country following shepherd and pilgrim paths through the mountains. The elevation will be between 2,500 and 4,000 metres which means mostly below the tree line. Sometimes I’ll be camping near temporary shepherd settlements or villages, and sometimes entirely alone. Always in the background though, the massive vista of the mighty Himalaya. I’m very excited to be going and have commenced some appropriate training.
All boards which are ordered by Saturday 8th of August will be finished before I leave. This assumes that we have the correct blanks in stock which we mostly do. Boards ordered between 9th August and 21st August will be shaped before I leave and be ready for pick up around Saturday 24th October. If you wish to order boards while I am away, please email me through the website contact page and I’ll contact you promptly on my return. I will not be able to check emails while I’m away.
It is highly likely that following my Himalayan trip I’ll try and do a late season 2/3 week run up to the Ombak Indah surf camp in South Sumatra. If this comes off, it means that I will not be shaping again until approximately November 25th. As and when these plans materialise they will be posted.
I find these kinds of trips necessary every so often to remain fully plugged into life and to keep things in perspective. We only live once. Those of you who know me well are aware of my tendency to live in the moment, and the value which I place on real experiences and authentic encounters with others. My unavailability for a while soon will mean even better boards when I return.
We still have a number of quality used Miller boards for sale and they are listed below. Please feel free to call or email me for further details or assessment on suitability.
0410 770 374
USED BOARDS FOR SALE All boards come with appropriate fins unless indicated.
1. F-SKATE 6’8” X 21 ¾” X 2 ¾” white Thruster with FCS in good condition $300
2. [SOLD] -- Waterskate 6’2” x 20 ½” X 2 9/16” white squashtail Thruster with FCS in mint condition $450
3. [SOLD] -- Waterskate 7'0" X 22 3/8" X 3" Round tail Thruster version with Surfinz system. Mango yellow all over and tailpad in near perfect condition $600