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 or freighted.

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”.

Friday, 14 July 2017


INDIA As you may already know, last month I was in the Indian Himalaya on a trekking trip. I went with a friend, and planned an exciting and challenging series of walks in the Gangotri region in Northern India. As we were entirely self-supported, a lot of training, planning and other detailed preparations went into the trip.

Regrettably, it was probably the worst trip I’ve ever had. To put that in perspective, I’ve been travelling extensively for the past 40 years including multiple Himalayan adventures. So what happened? About 24 hours after touching down in Delhi I developed some flu like symptoms. Still, we moved up towards the mountains next day- -20 hours over two days in old buses and jeeps filled with locals and colourful Sadhus, many on religious pilgrimage to the holy source of the Ganges high in the Himalaya. I had thoroughly briefed my friend about conditions on the ground well before we left Australia, but nevertheless he did not readily embrace these forms of transport which, apart from helicopter, are the only options. After winding through tight steep sided valleys of immense raw beauty, the road ends at Gangotri (10,000ft) From there we walked for 2 days up valley, surrounded by fantastic scenery—6,000-7,000 metre peaks towering beside the narrow track with the infant Ganges River hundreds of feet below. There are very few places in the Himalaya that provide such immediate access into the throne room of the gods. This is one of them. Even though this was my third trip up this valley and I was pretty sick, still I was jazzed to be there. My friend seemed to be enjoying the whole experience too which was great.

That night we slept in a large ex-army tent at Bhojbasa/12,000 ft, the last spot where basic cooked food is available and about 1.5 hours walk away from the source of the Ganges. The next morning my friend said he wanted to go down, 8 days after arriving in India! We had planned to walk up to the source and beyond to a high altitude meadow (Tapoban,14,000ft) where we would camp and explore. I did my best to convince him to stay, but he bailed that morning and a few days later flew home. We had no rows, he was fit and well and did not seem to have significant culture shock. I had deliberately tried to shield him in various ways from the massive shocks which India provides to the uninitiated. What to say? It was a bitter disappointment and letdown.

Several days after he left, I was resting lower down at Uttarkashi and treating myself with antibiotics for a self-diagnosed chest or lung infection. The flu had morphed into horrendous coughing and fever and I was in bad shape. After feeling some improvement I set off again, and went high into a side valley leading to some sacred lakes I’d been wanting to explore since a previous trip. Carrying the 24kg (tent, sleeping bag, food and water) was just too much now and my condition worsened quickly. I was in a remote area and help may not have been possible in extremis. No phone (no signal anyway up there) and no one knew where I was. Previous experience had shown that the Australian Embassy in Delhi are hopeless anyway, even assuming that they could be somehow contacted. Calmly, I decided to come down. So disappointing. I tried to rehab again lower down but no good.

So 3 weeks into the trip I came home with a debilitating cough, chest pain and fever. Hospital tests for Malaria, lung infection, whooping cough and other exotica all came back clean. The best medical diagnosis is that I had an unidentified virulent virus with a chest infection. I’ve gradually recovered now and it’s great to be back on the South Coast. I’ll be staying here this winter rather than going to the states as planned. I’m really looking forward to some great winter waves and the time off.


As previously planned, I will not be shaping again until late October. However I will be taking orders while I’m off work. At present I have around 15 people on a wait list for when I resume shaping. If you want to be on this list, simply contact me by phone or email and I’ll go through your order with you. A $100 deposit is then required to formalize your place on the list. I will be able to shape about 35 boards once working again which will all be finished before Christmas. Don’t leave things too late if you are keen for a new board.


F-SKATE 6’2” X 21” X 2 5/8” Quad + thruster set up. Lime green bottom and rails with white deck and grip. One of my own personal boards in near perfect condition $550
V-SKATE 6’7” X 21 ½” X 2 ¾” Squashtail thruster. Lime green bottom and rails with white deck and grip. A fairly high volume example in good condition/1 repaired ding only $350
V-SKATE 7’2” X 21” X 2 7/8” Squashtail thruster. Light purple rails fading into light blue bottom at centre. Near perfect condition, only ridden a few times $650

All boards come with appropriate fins. Call or email me for more information or advice on suitability.

Grant Miller