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, freighted or delivered via our Mobile Delivery Service option.

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, 11 October 2016

POLITICAL Turnbull/ The banks and the Plebiscite
What a complete lightweight Turnbull has turned out to be. He is not a leader, but rather a responder-soft and malleable in the hands of those with real power: the far right in his own party orchestrated by the repulsive Abbott, and now the banks.

There was a time when I wished Turnbull would join the Labor Party, he seemed so very moderate in comparison with creatures like Howard and Abbott. Now, I realise he is just gutless, altering his position as he checks which way the wind blows. Perhaps down deep he has convictions, but if so, they are deeply concealed behind his bullshit exterior. Even his voice has changed slightly. It's developed into almost a pleading, whining kind of sound as he attempts to defend the indefensible. You can see it in his eyes too, pleading and trying to convince, pathetic really. Pretending that this theatre, where banks are called in annually to answer questions will have actual effects. This is really pathetic, low grade behaviour from a person who seems to be starting to believe his own bullshit. And so with the plebiscite. Turnbull pleading with Shorten to come on-board, please Bill, be reasonable he whines. The $200 million cost? The budget emergency? Nothing, silence.

How does he face Lucy at home? How indeed. It appears he wanted to be PM for it's own sake, rather than because he wanted to make a meaningful contribution to the country. Turnbull is done for and he knows it. Finished. Will not last another year. And always in the background, like a bad smell, is the ugly, cunning, suppository Abbott, just trying to be helpful. As I've said before, not one of Turnbull's front bench merits respect or admiration. No, it really is a time to be ashamed of our elected representatives. Shame Liberals, shame.

Well, my new shaping room is finally finished and I'm back at work. It's a fantastic set up, acoustically and climatically controlled with perfect lighting. Outside I can look down the coast to Brush Island or North to Green Island and check the surf. Or down to the paddocks where our two young Hereford’s are happily grazing and keeping the grass down for me. Gradually I've been turning my thoughts and plans into reality here on my property I've named Panjshir.

However, along with all this happiness has come sorrow. About a month ago, my good friend Pete Galeazzi died as we surfed together at a lonely South Coast break. I found him lying face down in the sand about 3-4 minutes after watching him get his last wave in. His face was already blue, but I thought he still showed signs of life and was alive. Me and another guy worked on him non stop for 45 minutes until the Ambos arrived and pronounced him dead. He was just 60.

It was a shocking experience in many respects, and for weeks afterwards I had multiple vivid flashbacks, horrendous nightmares and prolonged sadness. Recently I realised that I'm now depressed as I gradually come to terms with what happened. I'm also aware that Pete's death has revived memories of my mum's death 6 years ago.

So, I'm now behind in my work, about 3 weeks behind and so some of your boards will not come through on time. It's best I only work when I'm really on, and so I'm not shaping every day right now. Fortunately, shaping surfboards, particularly handshaping as I do, really forces you to be in the moment which is a wonderful thing. So when I'm working now I'm turning out some real gems and so this is not a bad time to be getting a board off me. And it's weird, it's almost like the less work I do, the more orders I get!! Anyway, it will all get done, just a bit slower than planned and promised. My apologies.

As one of my favourite authors, Somerset Maugham once said, at times of crisis, friends really show their true colours by either rallying to your side or failing you utterly. And so it has been.

I'm selling my treasured collection of Tracks surfing magazines. They have been carefully stored since new. I remember many times waiting outside the Narrabeen newsagent for them to open to see if the latest issue had arrived yet. The collection is in two parts.
Part 1
Beginning with December 1970 through December 1975. Out of the first 60 issues printed, I have 56 of them. These first 5 years are the most desirable, being the oldest and capturing this significant pre commercial period of Australian surfing so well. They vary in condition from fair to excellent $3,500
Part 2
January 1976 through July 1985. This period is incomplete(45 issues), although most of 76',77' & 78' are there. Condition varies from good to excellent/mint. $775

I will not separate individual issues of the the first 5 years part 1. Part 2 may be separated subject to negotiation.

The collection is being sold on my behalf by Mick Mock at The Little Dragon, 4/55 Avalon Parade, Avalon Beach, entry via Bellevue Avenue, phone 0403974967. He has the exact breakdown of each issue/condition etc. Please, serious inquiries only.

Mick's shop is like a walk back into the 70's with lots of boards and other treasures. He is a lovely guy and extremely knowledgeable. A quote from Mick describing his shop “Vintage surfboards, memorabilia, original clothes at Little Dragon. Feel free to put it on u social media too. THX HEAPS, peace, mick”.

Grant Miller