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.


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, 25 June 2016

POLITICAL Turnbull turns to rubbish

Regular readers of my site know how much I detested Abbott when he was Liberal leader (both in opposition and in government). I have to say that I’m beginning to feel the same way about Turnbull. Turnbull’s hypocrisy about climate change, humane treatment of asylum seekers and so on has now become accepted fact. He seems to be taking lessons from Abbott in methods of misinformation used to create fear within the electorate, to try and shore up his chances in the election.

How utterly shameful that a seemingly intelligent, articulate and moderate Liberal is now prepared to do whatever he feels is necessary to try and win the election. Telling us what Labor would do with immigration policy and that we would be “faced with chaos” should they be elected. Lying about Labors fiscal competence and distorting the debate over negative gearing changes. Ever since the Godwin Grech affair I’ve thought that Turnbull lacked judgement. Now, in addition, it’s clear that he lacks a basic sense of right and wrong. He is now seriously ethically flawed and his statements must be evaluated with great caution.

Still, here on the Northern Beaches in Sydney, the land of yoga and kale, no doubt the Liberals will be returned by the unthinking, uncritical majority of sheep. This area is ostensibly replete with creative and progressive thinkers, but still, the Liberal fear mongering will do its job. How pathetic and sad. Turnbull as leader again, what a truly pitiful prospect. Really, just another Abbott in different clothes and bearing a stupid insincere smile.

INDUSTRY South Coast relocation and dates

I’ve just finished my last week of shaping and will be off work during July and August. During this time I’ll be setting myself up on my new farm on the South Coast of NSW near Milton. First off I’ll be building a new shaping room on the property. During the 38 years of my shaping career I’ve worked in many different locations around the world. The shaping bays have varied between a converted cowshed cobbled together in the south of France to some very good set ups in California and an excellent bay in Mona Vale. Now is the time to build my dream bay totally from scratch and I’m excited.

I’m also looking forward to getting in the water as much as possible and catching up with some good friends. As well, I have a 1979 VW kombi and a 1970 Val wagon which both need some TLC and so I’ll be getting my hands dirty working on them which I really enjoy.

Even though I’m excited about the move South, I have been very happy living at Clareville during the past year and a half. I’ve surfed a lot between Avalon and Palm Beach and have really enjoyed the comradery and friendships which have developed and deepened. I know that I will miss the daily exchanges and wave sharing with the Northern Alliance.

Even though I won’t be shaping for a while, I’ll still be available to talk about boards, so feel free to call me on 0410770374 if you’d like to discuss a new board. I already have a number of people on my shaping wait list for early September when I’ll start work again. As usual, boards will be shaped in the order received so it’s not a good idea to wait until September to contact me. A $100 deposit will get you on the list.

After my break I’ll be up in Mona Vale every 2/3 weeks with a car load of shaped blanks for my sprayer Martyn Worthington and glasser Steve Zoeller. I can meet with you there by arrangement if you wish to order in person. Then I’ll pick up fresh blanks and return down South. Naturally, turnaround time for new boards will be slightly longer at 4-6 weeks although this depends on where I am in the cycle when you order. This system worked really well when I lived at Milton for 2 years a couple of years back and certainly our boards are well worth waiting for.

Hopefully you all get some good waves over winter. Happy surfing.

Grant Miller

V-SKATE 6'5" x 19 5/8" X 2 5/8" Squashtail with 5 finplug upgrade so can be ridden as a Thruster or Quad. Spearmint all over. I shaped this for myself a while ago but just have not ridden it. It's a beautiful board but I'm always riding my SUBX up to a bit overhead and then a Semi-Gun, so its just going to waste. Regular retail is $920, now $800 fully cured and ready to ride with all fins included.

Miller 6’4” X 18 7/8” X 2 3/8” white Squashtail Thruster with FCS. This board is well loved but has never been creased or structurally damaged. Very solid deck. It would make an excellent step up board or back up board for Indo $150 including fins. Call or email me for further details.