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”.

Friday, 30 November 2018


Work on my new property at Boyne Ridge continues, complete with the ups and downs you would expect with an older building exposed ruthlessly to the elements. On the up side we have completed a lot of the re-plumbing required/installing a new pressure pump to provide close to mains pressure water, whereas being on tank water with gravity feed meant pretty average pressure previously. When I bought the house there was no service diagram indicating the location of underground pipes for house water, and so my plumber Rob and I spent a lot of time figuring out what this line was for and that line. There had also been a duplication of lines historically which really complicated things but eventually we got there. New toilets and hardware throughout have gone in and on Monday a new sink and vanity are coming. My mate Murray who I surf with has waterproofed and tiled one bathroom which I demolished due to leaks and it almost looks like the Taj Mahal! My electrician Wade has overhauled the electrics very neatly with LED’s throughout (house is completely off- grid) and my carpenters are fairly close to completion. They have done too many things to mention here and I keep thinking of new ideas as we go. Next week we are cutting some large sections of brick wall out of the downstairs garage to put in two large windows. Then there will be enough natural light for me to work on the Kombi and Val in my spare time, whenever that is. A massive new Masport slow combustion heater has gone in for next winter and I’m dying to fire it up.

With all this progress also comes pain. A lot of pain. I have had custom made aluminium sliding doors and windows installed on three sides of the house. I waited many weeks for these in happy anticipation and didn’t even get too upset when some were many weeks late in arriving. Now it turns out that they are all leaking in one way or another. The way they are designed means that they do not shed water properly, even in relatively light rain. Naturally I am shattered. The local company responsible for the windows is not providing me with satisfactory solutions, and so the matter has gradually escalated and likely will continue to do so. It is quite possible that all of these units will have to be removed and replaced. Those of you who know me well are aware of my strong sense of justice and fair play. You also know that I am determined, articulate and willing to persevere. These personal characteristics are proving to be valuable and mean that I am a very formidable opponent. I am taking specialist advice and will be acting on it. However this is all very regrettable. Not nearly as regrettable as the Morrison government, but up there nonetheless. These developments have cast a long shadow over my project but they will be overcome to my satisfaction in the fullness of time. Due to these problems I have had to cancel the installation of the carpets three times, and it now seems inevitable that I’ll be moving in on the chipboard floors with the issue possibly unresolved until sometime next year. However, I’ve spent months travelling out of a backpack over the years, and living in my Kombi on surf trips and so it’s not the bitter end. Sometimes though, it feels like it.

Almost since I bought Boyne Ridge four months ago, the surf has been rubbish. Each day as I’m working I look up and down the coast at pretty dismal conditions. The worst winter in memory my mates reckon down here. They want me finished so that the surf can improve again. I’m hoping to move in before xmas so we can all start surfing again. Thanks very much to those of you who have very thoughtfully sent me well wishes for the project. I carry your thoughts with me, and they help me to carry on when things are particularly difficult. Let’s hope we do indeed get some decent surf soon.

Grant Miller