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 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”.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017


INDUSTRY/BACK TO WORK SOON

After having had the last few months off work, I’ll resume shaping within the next couple of weeks. Everyone who has ordered boards while I’ve been off will get them by Christmas Inshallah. To all those people waiting, I appreciate your patience which will be rewarded with beautiful new boards for summer. Boards ordered from now on will be finished in January or early February depending.

I’ve had a good break after returning very ill from the Indian Himalaya and have now completely recovered. I’ve surfed as much as possible during winter and worked on my property at Little Forest. Some completed projects include demolishing a large in ground swimming pool, building a concrete bridge over the creek, and supervising construction of a large new section of fencing. The swimming pool turned into a real project as it had been significantly over engineered. Around the perimeter was a concrete plinth/foundation almost 2 feet thick and 18” wide with a steel cage inside. As the excavator operator Allen Lewis commented “you could build a house on that # foundation”. It was impossible to lift with his 5 ton machine, so I got the biggest electric jackhammer available in Ulladulla and spent an hour doing a single penetration with the hammer and steel grinder. Very different to shaping surfboards, and perhaps not the best way to rehab myself. After that Allen was able to partially lift and twist it while I cut the steel cage as he manipulated it. Very exciting day. The creek bridge was a more modest affair done solo by hand mixing 60 bags of concrete. It was too steep to get a small mixer down there so I surrendered to my fate. Again, shaping concrete is quite different to surfboard foam but much more forgiving whilst wet. The bridge is a complete success.

I’m really enjoying living down here and that includes the various responsibilities which come with owning a small rural property. Everything I need to do I enjoy doing, from cutting firewood, fence maintenance, and hand feeding the cows, to various running repairs. Living here has also necessarily put me in contact with local contractors, some of whom are real characters. As well I have new friends who I surf with and shape for which is highly rewarding. Although where I grew up at Narrabeen the surf is very good, I don’t miss being there in the slightest. There are some very pretentious and primitive surfers at Narrabeen. I suppose as my mate Les Stewart says “it’s all part of the show” but I don’t miss it a bit.

POLITICAL

ADANI AND THE LIBERALS

A few days ago I watched 4 corners on the ABC and have to say that once again I feel ashamed to be an Australian. The program detailed extremely serious questions concerning the fitness of Adani to operate their proposed Carmichael coal mining facility in Queensland.

Both Turnbull and Abbott before him have been running after Adani as if their lives depended on it. Now it is revealed that Adani are facing major corruption (tax fraud) and environmental damage charges in the Indian high court. Having been to India many times over many years, I’m aware of how widespread corruption is at all levels of business and politics. It now seems obvious that neither Turnbull nor his underlings/Overseas Investment Review Board have conducted due diligence, and so once again it has fallen to the ABC journalists to do the work of the government. How very shameful. At the same time the Liberals are hell bent on reducing the ABC’s budget. Really, it seems so obvious that the Liberals resent the professional oversight which the ABC so often provides. Think about the financial planning scandals, Bronwyn Bishop and other Liberals rorting their parliamentary expenses, shameful treatment of refugees in offshore detention and on it goes. No wonder the Liberals want to gag the ABC.

I have been following the Adani matter for some time. You can google the sordid details of the Adani mine yourself. In essence though, Adani have real form in India of completely disregarding environmental guidelines, and it appears fraudulently avoiding their tax liabilities through their use of shelf companies and offshore tax havens. Nonetheless this is the company the Liberals are supporting to run the massive mine in QLD. Very regrettably, the QLD Labor premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk is in bed with Turnbull on this one, spruiking the line of massive job creation and tight EPA oversight. She should resign and join the Liberals.

It is now clear that Turnbull has no environmental credentials or moral authority. When in opposition he bleated about global warming and preserving the environment. Now, when his leadership is under constant threat and his approval rating so poor, with one eye on the next election, the best he can come up with is to try and resurrect the Lydell coal station and put pressure on state governments to “fast track” approvals of CSG applications. And now continue to support Adani despite mounting evidence against them. How shameful your behaviour is Turnbull. You are a straw man who stands for nothing and who deserves nothing. You do not deserve support or re-election as PM. You have no moral authority or leadership credentials. Real leadership requires bold intelligent ideas to solve current and future problems. It requires commitment to follow through. Raising your voice in parliament simply reveals your desperation to remain PM. Shame.

Grant Miller