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 41 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 Boyne Mountain near Termeil on the NSW South Coast.
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 Termeil, couriered along the East Coast 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”.

Saturday, 4 September 2021



INDUSTRY
PRODUCTION DATES / WEBSITE REBUILD
I’ve been on vacation since mid-July and will start shaping again on the 19th September. My planned trip to Northern NSW and QLD did not eventuate. As the Covid crisis here began to unravel in early July, I predicted that the Liberals would lose control and that if so, my trip would become unworkable. Unsurprisingly, this happened and so my old Kombi and I remained at home on the mountain. Regrettably since then, the surf down here has been extremely ordinary with just the odd day of quality. However, I’ve surfed when I could and caught up with lots of projects on the property. I’ve also done a lot of work on both the Kombi and particularly my 1970 Val wagon which has been great fun. Taking some time off from work has really recharged me and I’m looking forward to shaping again.

 

I already have a wait list of people wanting new boards and will begin calling these people to go through their orders soon. There are still a few slots left on this list so if you want a new board contact me ASAP. This first lot of boards will be finished and ready for pickup or freighting approximately the third week of November. I’m also hoping to be able to shape another run of boards after this and have them ready for Christmas.
The Covid crisis in NSW which was caused purely by the state Liberal party’s incompetence, has resulted in various problems for the surfboard industry. For me there are significant difficulties now. I cannot travel to Sydney to collect blanks and other materials. They have to be freighted down at significant cost, and risk being damaged in transit. I also cannot travel up to deliver finished boards as I once did. Fortunately, my surfboard courier Chris has taken over this role and does a tremendous job. However, I miss not being able to meet my clients while delivering their boards. While Chris continues to get into QLD to deliver, Victoria has been closed off, and so I have boards here on the mountain waiting to go South when conditions allow.

 

WEBSITE
I have found some new people to rebuild the website. This is very exciting for me since there are many changes I’ve been wanting to make during the past year which were not possible. My new highly experienced team consists of a graphic artist from Durras, South Coast, and a web developer from the ACT. They are both really stoked to be working on the site too. Unfortunately, the ACT lockdown has severely hampered our recent efforts. But hopefully soon we can begin again and get stuck in. The present site will remain as is for some time while I’m writing new content and the rebuild develops.

 

POLITICAL/ LIBERALS SHAME
If anyone needed any further evidence of the Liberal party’s incompetence and duplicity, the evidence is out there on show now.
Federally, Morrison continues with his stock in trade of blame shifting, distortions of the truth and what appear to be highly deceptive statements. So many issues, where to start? Afghanistan, a country I’ve been observing and supporting for more than 40 years. I once smuggled myself in there with a view to assisting the Mujahedeen/Northern Alliance in their fight against the beginnings of the Taliban (I wasn’t with Hicks). Now here is Morrison, the avowed Christian, on Television, trying to appear sincere as he talks about Australia rescuing Afghans who helped the Armed forces as translators and interpreters. Even as he spoke, he knew that many would be left behind to face violent Taliban retribution. Morrison was warned months ago by various military experts about the dangers to our Afghan comrades. He did nothing. Now, when it’s too late, he bleats about “how concerned he is”. Complete hypocrisy. Shallow shameful behavior from our great leader.

 

Berejiklian and Hazzard. The Ruby Princess fiasco: The Covid aged care homes fiasco: The current Limo driver fiasco: All these entirely preventable public health disasters have occurred under Hazzard’s watch. This arrogant public servant who even bullied state politicians tasked with investigating his performance. The utter shame.
I detest Alan Jones and all he stands for, but I’m impressed with his description of Brad Hazzard as “the health Hazzard”. Hazzard is an expert at blame shifting. Perhaps he trained Morrison? And then we have our arrogant, distant, parrot like and robotic premier continuing to support him, serving as he does as her chief head kicker and party room supporter. The premier herself, it appears, according to ICAC, with more questions to answer in relation to their investigation into corruption within the NSW Liberal ranks. Their investigations far from complete. I predict that this process may ultimately result in her removal.
Yes, even die-hard Liberal party supporters must be shaking their heads in shame these days. And if not, why not? Bring on the next Federal election.

Grant Miller