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”.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019


Right now I had planned to be in California. However due to delays in working on my South Coast property I cancelled the trip a week ago. Going away would have meant that a significant area which had been excavated would have remained open to the elements and subject to erosion. It was a difficult decision as I was really looking forward to the trip but really, it was the right decision. In addition, I’ve got really good guys I’m working with and we all have a lot of momentum and so it seemed better to just roll on until everything’s finished.

And so work goes on. The second and final retaining wall has now been built. Around 2 meters high at the peak, it slopes away to the North and South and required dozens of Bessa blocks to be cut on various angles or “raked’ as my bricklayer called it. I cut them all with my 9” grinder and diamond blade, an arduous and very dusty experience but it’s turned out really well. At the same time I was laboring for the bricklayer and waterproofing the 45 meter long wall from behind with 3 coats of material. The North roof extension is finished and we are now right into the East extension. This will give me increased outdoor space and protect the house from severe weather.

Last week I designed the new shed which will house my shaping room. This has been designed in such a way that I can look out from my room and check the surf while I’m working. How sweet it will be. Next the slab needs to go down as a base, put up the shed and build the shaping room inside it. What this timeline most likely means is that I’ll resume work early 2020.

I continue to receive regular requests to build boards both via email and phone. I’ve decided to begin a list of people to call when I’m close to shaping again. This list will not be a confirmed waiting list, but rather simply a list of people who have expressed a desire to get a new board as the months pass between now and Christmas.

I saw a trailer on Swellnet recently for Andrew Kidman’s new movie, The edge of a dream. The outline/planshape of the boards looked almost identical to the SUBX. It’s too bad I’m not in the Kidman, Hynd, fraternity, otherwise the movie could well have chartered the development of the SUBX so many years ago now. However I’ve always thought it better to promote my ideas myself, whereas many other shapers like to ingratiate themselves with film makers to push their little barrows down the road. These shapers need the film guys and the film guys need them.


Living high on Boyne Mountain this past year has given me pause to think of the indigenous people who were here long before me. Who were here long before all white people. Peter Simons, a friend of mine who once owned most of the mountain, and who spent 30 years living up here with his young family has told me about various remnants of aboriginal occupation. When time allows, I’m going to wander around the tracks and trails up here myself, perhaps with Peter as a guide. These musings naturally led me to thinking about the current status of our indigenous brothers and sisters. How very shameful that Morrison refuses to agitate to have these people included within our constitution. Pretending that a referendum would vote no, he kicks the can down the road with the rest of his conservative redneck throwbacks. How very shameful. A PM re-elected on lies and misinformation, a blatant hypocrite who sings in church on Sundays, who says he believes in climate change and then treats our Pacific neighbors like trash. What a piece of white trash this guy is, masquerading as a leader. Oh the shame.

Grant Miller