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”.

Monday, 9 May 2016


INDUSTRY
South Coast Relocation and cut off dates
As some of you would be aware, I've been looking for a property on the NSW South Coast for some time. A few days ago I bought a small farm up on the mountain at Little Forest. So instead of going to California this winter, I'll take some time off to set myself up down there building a new shaping room, mucking around with my Kombi and going surfing.

Cut off.
1st of June is the cut off. Boards ordered by that date will be finished by the end of June. Boards ordered after June 1st will not be finished until the third week of September. However I'll still be available to take orders during my time off and they will be shaped on my return in the order received. Please contact me ASAP if you would like to discuss a new board.

POLITICAL
The Liberals: Mean little people.
A good friend sent me a YouTube clip of Paul Keating recently. Keating's comments on the Liberals crystallised the stark difference between Labor and Liberal. I quote “We have the compassion to do these things. The others never do these things. They're always mean, they’re always mean. Mean little people”. I'm thinking now of Labor's contributions: Medicare/NDIS/Gonski funding/Stolen generation apology. A party with a heart.

Now think of the Liberals: Attacks to Medicare/watering down the NDIS and Gonski and Abbott's two faced approach to our aboriginal brothers and sisters. Slashing the overseas aid budget and homeless assistance funding. It's all about the market for the Liberals (privatising universities). Mean little people. Think of their front bench. Peter “Himmler” Dutton- the best he can come up with after the most recent self immolation by an asylum seeker on Nauru were shallow mutterings about “don't do this sort of thing”. Really Himmler? Is that the best you can come up with? Shame. Morrison, smiling deviously as he delivers an inequitable budget and tries to convince us that it's all clean and fair. Shame. Turnbull trying to portray himself as somehow different to Abbott the Blue Tongue lizard, whereas in truth, their policies are identical. Shame. What a complete disappointment Turnbull has turned out to be. All three of these men claiming to be good Christians as well, how pathetic and utterly shameful.

Their constant refrain about Labor—they spend too much money. Mean little people. I have grown up on Sydney's Northern Beaches and always feel ashamed when the Liberals are returned in the electorates of Mackellar and Wakehurst. Bishop the dinosaur and Abbott the Blue Tongue. Many people on the beaches in the land of yoga and kale think of themselves as progressive and free thinking and yet they vote for the mean little people. Shame.

It's very regrettable that Labor do not clearly illuminate the differences outlined above. The coming election could potentially be won by Labor, but I fear that Shorten has a confidence problem. Turnbull by contrast is arrogant and full of confidence, telling us that “it's a choice between me and Bill Shorten”. Really Malcolm? Is that the best you can come up with? It's not between you and Shorten actually. It's a choice between a party with a heart and clearly articulated policies and one without. Between policies guided by compassion and care and the Liberals path without a heart. Mean little people.

Grant Miller

NEW BOARDS FOR SALE
V-SKATE 6'8” X 19 3/4” X 2 5/8” rounded pintail thruster with Surfinz. Purple into blue fade top and bottom exactly like #29 on the spray gallery. The client I built this for was hoping to lose weight but didn't manage to after all, and so it doesn't have quite enough volume for him. A beautiful board built for bigger waves/trips away, never even waxed $880 retail now $680
USED BOARDS FOR SALE
Miller 6'4” X 18 7/8” X 2 3/8” Squashtail thruster with FCS. This board is well loved and so has some minor dents here and there as you would expect. Never been creased and no structural damage and very solid deck. Would make an excellent step up board or spare board for Indo trips $150
V-SKATE 6'6” x 20” X 2 5/8” Squashtail thruster with Surfinz and grip. Green into yellow into orange into red fade bottom and rails with white deck in very clean condition $480
SUBX 6'6” X 22 1/4” X 2 3/4” fairly high volume version with 2 plus 1 fin upgrade and grip. Slightly heavier glassing than normal with blue and white spray in good condition $400
Powerglide 7'4” x 22 1/2” x 2 7/8” Squashtail thruster with Surfinz. White, without nose concave, in perfect condition, only ridden a few times and includes O&E board bag, $1,100 retail now $675
V-SKATE 7'9” X 22 1/2” X 3 1/8” Squashtail thruster with Surfinz. Red/Orange fade exactly like #40 on the spray gallery. This is a fairly high volume version which is well loved and has travelled extensively with the usual knocks and bumps. No structural damage and never creased and still in fairly decent condition $275
All boards come with appropriate fins.
Call or email me for further details/advice on suitability.
Grant Miller