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.
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”.

Monday, 28 January 2019

Here is the latest for those following my progress. The issues with leaking window and door units have been resolved to my satisfaction. This has been achieved without the need for legal proceedings, although it involved a long and protracted negotiation. Following this win I moved in to my new property two days before Xmas, and so just before the madness that occurs on the South Coast at this time of year.

On January 14th the work on my retaining wall commenced with a local Earthmover and Concretor. We are replacing an existing wall which was poorly built/33 meters long by a bit under 2 meters high. This involved about 10 days of excavation to create a gentle slope away from the house, so that water will drain away rather than under the house as it does now. In keeping with Boyne Ridge's history, the excavation was difficult/plenty of rock to hammer out and super hot days as well. The operator and I worked well together as I checked levels while he did the cutting. We have used the fill to enlarge a turning circle lower down on the property. Last Thursday we poured the footing for the retaining wall/15 cubic meters or 3 concrete trucks full. Over the next 3 weeks the retaining wall will be built, and then a large slab poured from the house back to the wall with a dish drain in front. I never thought I could get so excited about earthmoving but I have. It's all about working towards the goal of the property being issue free.

In another week or so my carpenters will come back for another round of work. Timber flooring through half the house/build some sills at the bottom of the new window and door units/and other bits and pieces. After all that I'm beginning to think of a surf trip somewhere, maybe South Sumatra.

After months of hardly surfing at all due to the build I've finally been in the water regularly again. From the house I can see the surf from Bawley right up to Ulladulla and choose my times. Then about 15 minutes by 4x4 down the mountain in the old Toyota and I'm in the water. Magic. Over Xmas I took 2 weeks off from building and just surfed as much as I could. We had some really good waves on Xmas morning and boxing day morning with very few people around strangely. I've been riding longer boards due to my poor surf fitness/an old 8'0" midlength that I shaped my sister 20 years ago/then a 7'6" 2+1 Egg that I bought back from a client recently/then Bob Allo's 7'0" Egg and finally onto my 6'2" SUBX 2+1. Back into the swing of things and now the house demands my attention again!! Ah well. I'm determined to remain fit now and can always surf late after the workers go home.
Wade my electrician was all excited the other day about an Asher Pacey twin fin being flogged on Youtube. He showed me. If there is a difference between that board and my F-SKATE model then I'll vote for the Libs in the next election. I brought out the F-SKATE in 2004 I think and it's just as relevant now. I have many clients riding them and stoked. Ah, the swings of fashion. I admit though, it gets to me a bit when we have these surfers being paid to ride a certain board and then the boards are marketed as being somehow cutting edge. When you've spent 40 years designing and shaping boards it's hard not to be affected.

Because I've always been critical and outspoken about gimmicks/misrepresentations and promoted Australian manufacturers over importers, I've fallen very much out of favor with magazine and website owners. I don't have guys like Andrew Kidman or Derek Hynd onside to promote me either. You watch the guys featured in Andrew's videos as he helps them push their little barrows down the road. It's almost like a self serving little club. But hey, I digress. I just pointed out to Wade that guys will ride anything, say anything and do anything for money. I've never been prepared to pay pros or ex pros to ride my boards and so......

I hope you have been getting some waves over the break. Things appear to be slipping into the doldrums again down here surf wise but there's always something around the corner, or marginal conditions if your'e keen. till next time.

Grant Miller