*** Important Announcement ***

My travel plans commencing next month will change the completion schedule of boards ordered, please see the cutoff dates in the diary entry below

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, 6 July 2014

INDUSTRY/EXCEPTIONAL SURFBOARDS. A few hours ago I broke my beloved 2 + 1 6’6” SUBX clean in two. I was surfing a very punchy headhigh+ beach break on the South Coast…….I’d ridden a wave from outside to the inside section and was moving at warp speed and started setting up for the tube, when I realized it was going to close out. I drove hard off the bottom and through the wave and bailed. The board got sucked over the falls and came up in two. The last time I snapped a board was in 15 foot surf in Sumatra 4 years ago.
I ran back up the track to the car and grabbed my 7’0” Semi-Gun to finish off the session. My broken board got me thinking about the true value of exceptional surfboards. The broken SUBX was one of my very first prototypes. I’ve been riding it now nonstop for close to 12 months in waves from knee high to double overhead. Although it was glassed fairly lightly, it didn’t have a ding on it and only very minimal denting.
So what’s my point here? Well, a board like my broken SUBX retails for close to $1,000 which is not cheap. However that board has given me so much pleasure, so many epic sessions, so many incredible highs and altered states, that I think $1,000 is a small price to pay for those experiences. My surfing has improved on that board too. Pretty good going for a 56 year old career surfer. Even if I had to pay for my own boards, it would be money very well spent.
Surfboards these days are a dime a dozen. Some are dirt cheap (with quality to match) and some are very expensive (certainly not a guarantee of quality) but few are truly exceptional. Very few shapers have the skill and experience to build really exceptional boards. Many of them just don’t care. Check our testimonials and you will see that the highs I’ve had from my broken SUBX are shared by many of our clients on their boards too. This is not due to coincidence.
PS: Check out my article on litres/volume in the current edition of Pacific Longboarder magazine. It makes for interesting and provocative reading, particularly if you are interested in surfboard design.

I’ll be going to Sumatra for 3/4 weeks on a boat trip to remote areas on August 15th. Then in October I’ll be away again for another month—either back to Freeline’s Ombak Indah surfcamp or to the Indian Himalaya for some trekking. So, boards ordered by the 26th of July will be shaped before I leave and will be glassed and finished whilst I’m away. They will be available for pickup/freighting around the 15th of September. Orders received after the 26th of July and whilst I’m away, will be shaped during September. These boards will be ready for pickup/freighting in mid November. At that point, my shaping schedule will return to normal. So, order now if you want a new board by September.
Grant Miller.

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 $450.
3. [SOLD] --- V-SKATE 6'6" x 20 1/2" X 2 5/8" white with black rails, Surfinz system and tailpad. Fairly heavy deck compressions from duckdiving, particularly on the left side, but no delaminations and otherwise in pretty good condition. Excellent Indo back up board $120.
4. [SOLD] --- V-SKATE 6'6” X 20” X 2 5/8” Squashtail Thruster with tailpad. Fade spray from nose to tail on the rails and bottom- Lime green- Yellow- Orange- Red. A really beautiful board. A few weeks old, it's only been surfed 6 times, a touch too much volume for my client so we are building him another one. Very minor deck dimpling on one side in close to as new condition. New RRP$930. $500 with fins.
5. [SOLD] --- V-SKATE 6'6" X 20 1/2" X 2 5/8" Squashtail Thruster/Quad fin setup. Blue into green fade bottom, white deck. Excellent condition. RRP $930. $550 with all fins.
6. [SOLD] --- V-SKATE 5'11" X 19 3/8" X 2 1/2" Squashtail Thruster. White, with Surfinz system. Some decent deck compressions from duckdiving but totally sound little board. Bottom almost unmarked. Excellent kids board or for light adult. $160 inc. fins.
7. [SOLD] --- F-SKATE 6'3" X 21 1/2" X 2 5/8" Quad plus Thruster fin set up. Light Gunmetal grey all over with O&E tailpad. Brand new and unwaxed. My client suffered a severe unexpected spinal injury and is now unable to ride a short board. We have just made him a Powerglide to cruise on. RRP new=$960 Now $700 with all fins.
8. [SOLD] --- V-SKATE 8'0” X 22 1/2” X 3 1/4” Squashtail Thruster. Greenish/Aqua rails with lighter blue deck inset and bottom and black deck pinline. Pristine condition. RRP $1,100 $700.

Call or email me for further details.