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”.

Thursday, 11 October 2018


As some of my readers would be aware I’m about 6 weeks into a 1 year break from shaping. I’ve taken the time off to work on an older property I’ve bought at Boyne Mountain on the NSW South Coast. The house is basically sound but has not been well maintained and so most of the doors and windows needed replacing and the big wrap around deck repaired. I’m onto my second builder now and most door/window units have been done and the deck almost finished. So progress is being made, although as you can imagine there are many bits and pieces to go. I also need to build a large retaining wall at the front of the house with associated complicated drainage. The recent rains have provided significant motivation for me and my mate Wayne has been helping with the design. Difficulties with my first builder took a lot of the enjoyment away, but now I’m beginning to relax into the process and can see some light at the end of the tunnel.

While all this has been happening I’ve also been preparing my beautiful property at Little Forest for sale. This is a 12 acre property high on the mountain overlooking Milton and Green Island. It is in excellent shape, and at the same time there were multiple little loose ends to attend to. Within a day or two I’ll be finished, and we can shoot the photos next week weather permitting and get it on the market. Then I’ll be able to totally focus on Boyne Mountain. With all this activity I have surfed very little, but then again the surf has been pretty pitiful the past couple of months around here and so I haven't missed much.

While I’ve been off work I’ve had many inquiries for boards. Naturally not everyone knew I was taking a break and it’s been very difficult to have to say no, particularly to long term clients. However there is just no way that I could be shaping now and getting everything else done. Shaping at a high level demands the utmost in concentration and peace of mind. People are also contacting me for advice concerning the suitability of used Miller boards they have seen on the net. I’m happy to help in this way, and some of these people will perhaps come back to me for a custom board when I’m working again.


Last weekend I was on the main street in Milton when I saw Chris Bowen approaching me. As we met, I said “Ah, the new Treasurer, welcome to Milton”. He smiled and I introduced myself and we talked for a bit. I told him how I’d been agitating these past 18 months for the removal of Ann Sudmalis, our local Federal member for Gilmore. He congratulated me (not that I’m claiming anything like full credit for her decision not to stand again/although she did claim there was a local vendetta against her) and we discussed Labor’s Fiona Phillips who I’m hoping will wipe the Liberals here at the next Federal election. It was just a 5 minute interaction but I walked away feeling charged and ready to continue the campaign against the Liberals. It still blows me away that we have Morrison as PM. The man who smiles when he’s angry. The Christian who thinks it’s OK to lock up little children on remote islands and wipes his hands of any responsibility. The man who says he believes in climate change and yet does nothing about it. The man who told us for years that we didn't need a banking Royal Commission, and now without apology tells us that "we're on your side". Smiling assassin is more like it. What a thoroughly unfit and disreputable person to be our PM. Shameful is what this is. Shameful.

Grant Miller

[SOLD] - Powerglide 7'2" X 22 1/2" x 2 7/8" Squashtail Thruster/red rails, white top and bottom. This board is well loved and yet is still sound $300