*** Important Announcement ***

I'm currently in Indo on the trip of a lifetime.
This has changed the normal completion schedule of boards ordered, please check the diary entry below for full details

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.

New operating arrangements

Grant is now living and shaping at Milton on the South Coast of NSW. Approximately every 2 weeks, he drives up to Sydney with a load of shaped blanks for his sprayer and glasser.
He then remains in Sydney for 3-4 days to pick up finished boards and materials and to meet with customers, before returning to Milton.

How do I order?

Surfboards can be ordered in person from Grant by prior arrangement, either at Milton on the South Coast 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, either at Milton or Mona Vale, or delivered via our Mobile service option.
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.


Little Forest via Milton. South Coast NSW 2538.
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. This was indeed a difficult period for me. I appreciate very much how patient Chris was in the period which followed my surgery, and which meant that his board was finished later than initially anticipated.
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”.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

On the 15th August I’m leaving for a month’s surfing in Sumatra. A friend of mine has a 52 foot yacht, the Lara Pinta, and we will be sailing together. Starting in the Telos, the plan is to sail north throughout the whole Mentawai chain, up past Nias/Bawa into the Banyaks and then on to Simeulue. My friend Frederick and I are the only two surfer’s on board. We plan to surf some established breaks and also spend time exploring well off the beaten track. Frederick assures me that “often we will be surfing alone”.
Near the end of the month I may stay for a little while at one of the land camps in the northern areas. This is my first trip away since recovering from a severe spinal injury/fusion L3/4 and Laminectomy, about 20 months ago and I’m really looking forward to going. Health wise I’m in very good shape except for a bad case of tennis elbow in my right arm which I’ve had for several months. This is caused primarily by wear and tear/repetitive strain from shaping too much. Since the release of the SUBX and its tremendous reception, I’ve been shaping a lot more than normal and my body has paid the price. Shaping now is seriously painful. Fortunately it doesn’t hurt while I’m paddling, but duckdiving in big surf can be horrendous. More on this later.
Equipment wise I’m taking 3 brand new boards. A 6’6” SUBX which I’ve set up as a 2 plus 1 and also as a Quad. A 7’0” Semi-Gun rounded pintail, and a 7’6” full pintail Gun. I’m particularly looking forward to running the SUBX through its paces in some highly varied conditions. Hopefully I’ll come back with some decent video/stills showing off the SUBX R&D. Many people have been asking for some video showing this truly remarkable board in action.

Due to the pain I have been experiencing with my arm, I have decided to take a 3 month total break from shaping. The medical advice I have received, indicates that if I do not rest my arm properly from shaping, then I will significantly increase the seriousness and duration of the injury. I will therefore resume shaping in mid November, with boards ordered up to that point being finished by Christmas.
There are already a number of people who have paid a deposit to get onto my shaping list for when I resume working. If you wish to order a board and get onto this list while I’m away, then please send me an email through the site contact page with all your details. While I’m in Indonesia, my access to the internet will be sporadic and of limited duration. Therefore I will not be responding to emails while I’m away. However as soon as I get back on September 14th, I will contact everyone who has emailed an inquiry, in the order received. Obviously therefore it is not a good idea to wait until I’m home to place an order if you are keen to get a board shaped by Christmas. I want to take this opportunity to thank all my loyal clients for their ongoing support. I love shaping boards and working with you all. I really value the rich experiences and sometimes friendships that occur through this process. Thank you.
Grant Miller.

1. F-SKATE 6'6" X 21 5/8" X 2 5/8+ A dedicated Quad fin, White with Surfinz and Blue logos. A brand new board priced at $700 which is $100 off the normal retail.
2. Semi-Gun 6'10" X 20 3/4" X 2 5/8+ Rounded Pintail with 1/4" heavy duty stringer and glassing. White with Surfinz. This board was built with decent waves in Australia and Indonesia in mind. A beautiful handshaped board suitable for headhigh waves and above, modeled off my personal boards, $850.

1. V-SKATE 5'11" X 19 3/8" X 2 1/2" Squashtail Thruster. White with Surfinz system. Excellent condition $400 inc. fins.
2. F-SKATE 6'2" X 21 1/4" X 2 1/2" White with Surfinz system and tailpad. Near perfect condition $450.