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”.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018


POLITICAL/BANKING ROYAL COMMISSION

Again and again we see the true nature of the Liberals laid bare. Turnbull at a recent press conference asked to comment on some of the commission’s findings. “Yes, we have suffered some political damage”. That’s the best he can come up with. No mention of the personal cost to investors given poor or misleading advice by the bank’s financial planners. Some of these “mum and dad” investors have lost their homes to bad advice/have been financially ruined by bad advice/have suffered severe psychological stress and so on. No, all Turnbull can think about is the cost to him, and his shameful party of hangers on. This is pathological narcissism at its worst. Kelly O’Dwyer, same thing. Refusing to admit the damage caused by the Liberals inaction over a long period leading up to the commission. Morrison the smiling sociopath, now even trying to take some credit for announcing the royal commission. This is the same person who argued vehemently against the need for a commission for the past 2 years! Shameful behaviour from the Liberals. But still with hopes of a massive company tax cut/ now dead in the senate I think. Really, these are our leaders? Mostly self-confessed Christian men too. How utterly shameful.

Here on the South Coast of NSW we have a federal Liberal member, Ann Sudmalis who is rubbish as well. Absent from the electorate/no opinion on anything/refuses to respond to questions, very poor indeed. Regrettably for her, she sits directly behind Turnbull in parliament with a stupid vacuous look on her face, or claps pathetically in the archaic prescribed manner when directed. She’s on a paper thin margin and I’ve been agitating strongly for her removal at the next election. Sometimes, agitating through letter writing to the press and trying to influence public opinion feels like water running over stone or crying out in the desert. But what are the options? Many people I speak to come out with the hackneyed phrase “All politicians are dishonest” or some variation. This is just avoiding responsibility, the easy way out. All politicians are not dishonest. I’m reminded of a quotation by a French journalist/filmmaker whose work I really admire, Christophe de Ponfilly. “When the living becomes deaf, is it necessary to be silent, is there any sense in speaking in the desert of the silence of others?” He was referring to his attempts to bring the struggle of the Afghans against the invading Russians to public attention in the 80’s. However his quote is highly relevant to the current political climate in Australia. Much of the electorate is apathetic. They might complain and whinge, but they do nothing and so are actually complicit. In the past, I repeatedly paid for advertising in the surf media which combined a political message with my message. Now I focus solely on letter writing. Helping to increase public awareness of what’s going on politically is something I still believe is worthwhile.

Below is my most recent letter submitted to the Milton/Ulladulla Times

Liberals shame

On Saturday April 14th it was reported that the Federal Court had ordered the Immigration department to urgently airlift a young refugee girl from Nauru to Australia. She had tried to commit suicide a number of times and was deemed to be at extreme risk of further self-harm. The court order was applied for by representatives of a refugee action group on the patient’s behalf. The Immigration department then released a statement to the effect that they had only been notified of the girl’s condition a day before. In fact, they had been advised a week before and had done nothing.

This is just more shameful behaviour from the Immigration minister Peter Dutton. Repeatedly in the past he is on the record for claiming to be a Christian. I wonder just what kind of Christian would treat vulnerable people like this? On other occasions he has prevented humanitarian organizations from visiting Nauru to investigate conditions of refugee detention. At the same time though, he has been agitating to make it easier for white South African farmers to immigrate to Australia. This is nothing more than racism. We live in the “lucky country”, the land of the fair go and here we have a Christian Liberal immigration minister treating vulnerable dark skinned people like trash. Yes, their crime was arriving by boat, with not enough money for airplane tickets and without invitations, unlike white South African farmers.

Last year in Milton, our local Federal member Ann (“I don’t give a rats”) Sudmalis told me that she “would like to visit Nauru to see the conditions for myself”. “So why don’t you?” I replied. “Oh, I can’t afford the air ticket” she said. Readers can form their own view about that answer. She was waiting to be briefed by the relevant minister and would get back to me. I’m still waiting a year later. Mrs Sudmalis has essentially abandoned her electorate and consistently refuses to answer questions on a range of important issues including youth unemployment. She holds the seat of Gilmore by 0.73%, a paper thin margin. I believe we will have a Federal election before years end. When that happens, I hope that voters with a strong moral conscience, will remember the shameful behavior of Liberals like Dutton and Sudmalis.

Grant Miller



INDUSTRY

California dreaming. Just a couple of months to go now before the big trip. As of today, I can only commit to about 15 more custom orders before I go. After that it will be late November before the next lot of boards comes through. So contact me asap if you are desiring a new board and I’ll make it happen.

SUBX DEVELOPMENTS

It’s coming up to 5 years since the SUBX was released. During that time I have made several minor variations to further improve its performance and versatility. Recently however I have been building some experimental boards for myself with a view to increased manoeuvrability without sacrificing speed and drive. Essentially this means building more outline curve into the board without changing rocker. The results have been outstanding. The latest 6’3” I’ve made is in the best 5 boards in my entire career. It has all the existing benefits of the SUBX like super paddle, stability and speed, but in addition it’s a lot more manoeuvrable. It still has a lot of the single fin feel about it but is way looser and just gets up and goes off the mark quicker. The amount of manoeuvrability can be easily changed by simply adjusting the centre fin position. Move it back for less looseness and forward for more. During the past few weeks I’ve begun incorporating this design change into my custom orders since I’m now totally confident of the benefits. I never experiment with design changes in client’s boards. Always my own first and then transfer them when I’m sure. Feel free to discuss these changes with me if you are ordering a new SUBX before my trip.

Grant Miller