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”.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

As some of you will be aware, I've just returned from a private 3 week exploratory boat trip off the coast of Northern Sumatra. Sailing with a friend on his 51' yacht, Lara Pinta, we traveled North from Sibolga up through the Banyaks to Simeulue and several spots in between. We scored some fantastic surf and had some real adventures. At a right hand reef in the Banyaks, I had two surfs that for their size, were the best waves I've ever ridden in my 45 years of surfing. About 1.5X overhead, the wave reminded me of Angourie or a shorter version of Jefferies Bay. A steep take off, fast peeling, slightly wedging perfect shaped wave where you could get maybe 7 or 8 bottom turn top turn combo's in before it became too shallow. I surfed it once alone and another time with maybe 5 others. It was truly fantastic and I was sitting out there pinching myself. I rode my 7'0" X 19 5/8" X 2 5/8" Semi-Gun which was just perfect for the conditions. I came off the boat at Simeulue injury free and with my back having held up really well. This was my first trip away since undergoing an L3/4 fusion with bone grafts/Titanium rods and screws and Laminectomy around 22 months ago.

I also had a brand new 6'6" SUBX with me but never even waxed it. The waves we encountered throughout the trip were invariably super hollow over shallow reef, certainly not the conditions the SUBX was designed or intended for. So no footage. While that was disappointing in a way, I'll be back on the South Coast in a few days, and have a young very competent video guy down there who is super keen to work with me to capture this elusive footage.

Interest continues to intensify around the SUBX. While I was away, the vast majority of orders which came in were for the SUBX in various fin configurations. Various types of surfers are ordering this model. Some are wanting a Longboard alternative that does a lot of what a Longboard does but is much more agile and convenient. Others want it as a dedicated small wave board for their quiver, and still others are ordering it as a versatile all rounder for small to medium surf. The excitement and enthusiasm among those who already own one of these boards reminds me of when I released the Waterskate in 1999. Check the SUBX testimonials and you will get a sense of what I mean. It's going to be huge this summer.

Due to an ongoing chronic tennis elbow issue brought about by too much shaping, I'm taking a bit more time out to rest my arm some more before summer. I'll be back shaping full time again in mid November with those boards being ready for pickup by Christmas. Right now I already have a pretty decent number of people on my shaping list for November. If you want a new board, please don't leave it too late to order. Email me your contact details through the website contact page or call me and we can go through your order together. Naturally when I resume shaping, I'll be working my way through the list in the order received.

Grant Miller

[SOLD] -- 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, $800.

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 $400.
[SOLD] -- 3. Gun 7'8" X 19 5/8" X 2 3/4" rounded pintail. White with FCS fin system and 1/4" stringer in excellent condition. A beautiful board built with decent sized Australian or Indonesian waves in mind. Designed to paddle you in early and then provide that magic mix of drive and maneuverability $550
3. V-SKATE 6'6" X 20 3/4" X 2 3/4" Squashtail Thruster with Surfinz system. Mauve into light blue centre top and bottom with purple logos. Very good condition, $400 with fins.
4. Semi-Gun 7'0" X 19 1/2" X 2 5/8" Rounded pintail. Spearmint spray all over with the Surfinz system. It has a 1/4" stringer and heavy duty glassing. This is one of my own personal boards. It's the one I'm riding in the 2012 South Sumatra footage on the Semi-Gun page. A fantastic board which has been very well loved. There is some decent deck compression in two distinct spots, the result of months of me surfing it backhand in Sumatra, but no delamination. The bottom is super clean, almost perfect and the board has never been dinged. It has lots of life left in it, $300 with fins.

Call or email me for more details without obligation.