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.

Check our testimonials. Welcome.

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”.

Friday, 22 May 2020


After 20 months spent rebuilding my house on Boyne Mountain and recovering from the December bushfires, I’m finally back shaping again. I’ve shaped 24 out of 50 orders so far. These orders comprise people who have been waiting for me to start again. Some of them have waited more than a year. Next week I’ll continue to call waitlisted clients to go through their orders with them, and I continue to get regular work each week. Thank you to those of you who have waited so patiently. So far, demand for all my models is fairly equally spread, although there does seem to be a bit more interest in Midlengths. That means a few more orders for the Powerglide and stretched out versions of the Waterskate. While I was away from shaping I spent most of my time riding a 7’6” Waterskate in 2 plus 1 format. I had gradually lost surf fitness through working on the house and this board enabled me to still have a good time in most surf conditions. When I get time, I’ll be writing an update on this variation for the Waterskate page since it’s such a fun board it deserves specific mention. I’ve just shaped a virtual copy of my 7’6” for my good friend Les down here, and several other people have also expressed interest in the board. As I get fitter again I’ll drop down in length and get back on my 6’3” SUBX. This was my all-time favourite board for some years until the house rebuild started to take its toll on me. Nevertheless, this Midlength Waterskate has got my design energy flowing and I imagine that in future I’ll shuffle between the two boards.

My new shaping room is a fusion of all the shaping rooms I’ve ever worked in around the world. I’ve combined all the best features, and it’s a beautiful environment. The view from the door is like icing on the cake, looking up and down the coast 180 degrees. I situated the shed and the room within, to maximize the view and it’s all worked out perfectly. Although I had planned to go to the US this year, it’s obviously not going to happen with the virus. Really, I can’t see any of us going anywhere like Indonesia until a vaccine is found. Travel insurers will surely not cover anyone in case they need to be medevacked back home. Perhaps I’m wrong but I don’t think so. Still, I’m happy to just be here now. Living in the moment has a lot going for it. As I write this diary, the storm is shaking the mountain. Surf is coming.

Grant Miller