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”.

Saturday, 20 December 2014


INDUSTRY
As some of you would be aware, I have moved back to Sydney for the summer period. I’m shaping out of Simon Anderson’s old room in the Energy factory at Mona Vale on the Northern Beaches. This is also where my boards are so skilfully glassed by Steve Zoeller, and so I now have a much faster turnaround time of 3 weeks on custom orders. Feel free to call me on 0410770374 if you’d like to meet with me to discuss a new board. I’m only taking a few days off over Christmas so I’ll be around.

Leading up to Christmas I’ve been working on a wide variety of boards. Demand has been fairly uniform across all the models we build-as well as for quite a few oversized V-SKATES up into the 8’0” range. I also shaped a very complicated 8’5” X 23” X 3 1/8” Thruster Gun for a client in Victoria recently, complete with fluted wings, concaves and spiral Vee. I used a combination of old templates from my Hot Buttered days in the late 70’s married with some more recent templates and rail foils. It took me all day and has turned out to be a very special board indeed.

My sincere thanks go to all my loyal clients for their support throughout the year. I get a lot pleasure from building your boards—whether we work together by telephone or in person. Certainly there are many interstate clients whom I have never met, and yet I feel I know some of you quite well. I really enjoy this style of close collaboration and the results speak for themselves. Our many testimonials are evidence of these successful partnerships. Naturally I hope we all get some decent waves over the Christmas period—and share them with our friends.


POLITICAL/ ABBOTT AND SHORTEN
What a cunning individual we have as PM. This good Christian man who lies about his lies. Who manipulates language in self-serving and dishonest ways and who constantly avoids taking responsibility for his primitive behaviour. A national embarrassment who somehow beat Turnbull by a single vote to become leader. Prancing around “shirtfronting” with Putin, and in the wake of the Martin Place incident to distract the electorates attention from his governments poor performance. Licking his lips like a Blue Tongued lizard as he walks the stage chimp like, with ears to match. What a sham for a national leader. What a sham. A “leader” his own party don’t even trust to let loose in public without Peta Credlin holding his hand and feeding him his lines (and his bananas). Surely a leader in title only. And the rest of his front bench? Apart from the non-person Bishop with delusions of granduer—mostly good Christian men again. All rubbish. Except perhaps Turnbull? Waiting, waiting, waiting…….

SHORTEN. We cannot succeed with shorten. Lacking intelligence and energy, too much baggage, no clear articulation of alternative policies and solutions, no charisma, none. He generally looks as if he’s asleep on his feet. Anger bestirs him but he’s not angry enough often enough. No, bring on Chris Bowen, Tanya Plibersek and Penny Wong. These are people I would be proud of as real leaders. Each of them with intelligence, vision and integrity. Real people. Oh for the next election.


NEW BOARDS FOR SALE
6’0” X 19 ¼” X 2 5/8” Squashtail V-SKATE derivative. White with Surfinz system. Cured and ready to surf. The board has a very slight,almost invisible blemish near the tail. This little board has a lot of volume for its size. Excellent for someone stepping down in length and looking for a good allrounder. $600 with fins. $180 off the RRP.

USED BOARDS FOR SALE
1. V-SKATE 5’11” X 19 3/8” X 2 ½” Squashtail Thruster. White with Surfinz in excellent condition. Great board for a lighter surfer, or a teenagers first glass board $350
2. F-SKATE 6’2” X 21 ¼” X 2 ½” White with Surfinz and in near perfect condition $400

Call or email me for further details.
Grant Miller.