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”.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

I just watched Morrison the treasurer on the 7.30 report. What an arrogant bastard he is. As usual, smiling when he was clearly angry. All the Liberals do this, Turnbull, Peter(Himmler)Dutton,Bishop,Cormann,Pyne,Michaelia Cash. All of them, it's like a disease. Really, how can anyone vote for people like this? It's so totally beyond me. Habit perhaps, family loyalty or just stupidity.
Below is a letter I had published in the Milton/Ulladulla Times this week. Just chipping away as I do regularly. Trying to get the unthinking majority to think about things a little. At times it feels like water running over stones, but it's important. Oh the shame of being an Australian at the moment.

Where’s the outrage?

Last Friday night I watched SBS news coverage of Turnbull’s ASEAN summit press conference. A gutsy journalist asked him whether he would be “publically raising Australia’s concerns” about the human rights record of Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar. Hun Sen, the PM of Cambodia had previously threatened to “beat up” any Australian anti-Cambodian protesters. Here was Turnbull’s chance to show real leadership as he hosted this important summit. People all over Australia and perhaps in other countries would be watching this. Turnbull: “We approach ASEAN with the greatest of respect…..we will be discussing issues of every description”. Pathetic.

Message to the other leaders: We don’t care about your human rights violations, but we are open for business. What an absolutely shameful position for Turnbull to take. Again I feel ashamed that he is our PM. At least he’s consistent though when you consider Australia’s own human rights record. Here, we lock people up for years on little islands away from public view. We make it almost impossible for journalists and members of humanitarian organizations to visit them even when they are entitled to do so. We provide insufficient medical and psychological support for them. We employ private security “services” to control them. Dutton sends them back to their countries of origin when he says it’s safe to do so, notwithstanding qualified advice to the contrary. And when public outrage and scrutiny gets too much, we pretend that they are the problem of Nauru or PNG.

Yes, I admit it would have been hypocritical for Turnbull to stand up to these Asian leaders given his own poor track record. But being an optimist I always hope for better things to come and it was simply the right thing to do. However the longer Turnbull and the Liberals are in power, the more my optimism dwindles. I’m sure I’m not the only one.

Grant Miller/Little Forest

I'm going to California in early July for 3 months. I'll be visiting friends and firing up my old 1971 VW Kombi from storage before driving up the west coast to northern Oregon. Surfing and visiting along the way, just wandering around without a schedule, which I love to do. I've also got a thing for natural hot springs, and there are dozens of them tucked away on the west coast. The old Kombi will be put to many tests again as I negotiate off road into the forests in the search. Later on, a friend and I may fly to Mexico to surf depending on conditions and desire. Maybe I'll shape some boards as I usually do. It will be really interesting to show off my latest SUBX to my friends, particularly the shapers among them. The little 6'3" blue tinted SUBX will be perfect for typical Southern Californian summer surf. Although I'm very happy living here on the south coast, I'm beginning to get excited about the big trip. If only Trump will let me in.
I may post some cut off dates a bit closer to leaving, but in the meantime contact me ASAP if you want a new board. I'm busy now with orders and I can only shape so many. All of a sudden there will be no more until late November.

I want to say a big thank you to all my loyal clients. As well as having me build your own boards, you often recommend me to your friends, or friends of friends and this I do not take for granted. Right now the Australian surfboard industry is at a very low point. Record numbers of imported boards are being sold here and a number of shapers have quit the industry. The technical skill which these people have developed over decades is being lost. It's being replaced largely with bullshit. Cheap imported trash from Asia with all kinds of promises and claims attached. Some of the ideas stolen from us. Yes, these boards are cheaper, and there are many reasons for this. In the end however, if you value your surfing time, if you want to improve as well as have fun, then these boards are all a dead end. After almost 40 years of designing and shaping surfboards I still enjoy what I do. I'm still improving and incorporating design elements from my own personal boards into yours. I still get a big charge out of ripping up a good wave with my mates watching and still get a bit bummed when it "was better earlier" as Murray often reminds me. I hope you are getting some decent waves and enjoying your boards.

Grant Miller