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.

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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”.

Monday, 20 August 2018


Shaping away on a cold and windy Sunday afternoon/doing the last of my orders and reflecting. Although the cut off was a couple of weeks ago, there were the inevitable last minute urgency cases. Broken boards, procrastinators, and then Lofty from North Avalon texts me last week. I was almost finished with the end in sight: “GM, Shaun in San Diego wants 4 Powerglides. Have you finished shaping yet?” Lofty is a good friend of mine, as well, he’s probably had around 20 of my boards and Shaun is Lofty’s good friend. “One for Jefferies, one for San Diego, one for Avalon, and one for his son. Full payment in your account within the hour” says Lofty. In truth, I was feeling pretty burnt out so I didn’t answer right away. I went and sat outside my shaping room and watched my two little cows happily munching the grass. I had the blanks, these guys help support me year in year out, Lofty is always such a joy to work with, why not? A couple of texts later and 4k is in my account. Away we go. Now a week later I really am near the end. Now I’m thinking of a couple of new ones for myself/maybe a new 8’3” Gun for some of the reefs down here, and a specialized 6’10” Semi-Gun as well. My boards usually get done last and this time is no exception. Just a couple more days now.


Work on my new property commences this week. I have a very good local carpenter to work with. First off we’ll rebuild the large wrap around deck with 12 new 4 metre Merbau laminated posts/new handrails and stainless steel cable. We’ve already taken off the window and door architraves from 2/3 of the house on the upper level so we could measure for complete replacements. These have been ordered from a local Ulladulla business and will take about 5 weeks to be built. After the deck is finished there are several miscellaneous doors to be replaced/maybe a new floor in the kitchen and other bits and pieces no doubt. I’ll also start organizing earthmoving/drainage works to the west of the house to deal with stormwater runoff issues. In and around all this I’ll be arranging finishing and transport for the last 16 boards and getting in the water as much as possible. Along with most of the East coast we have had a virtual wave drought these past 3 months. It’s the worst winter down here that I can remember. Late today it’s on the up from the South and Tuesday on should be firing with good winds.


Within the next couple of months I’ll begin the process of selling my home at Little Forest. Those of you who have been up here know just how special it is. Located privately on 12 acres high on the mountain, the property commands sweeping 180 degree views up and down the coast and is 10 minutes’ drive from Milton. The house is 14 years old/4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus large rumpus and is in excellent condition. 3kva solar system results in power bills of around $180 per quarter. Additionally there is a two car separate garage with bathroom/shower and a large rural shed which could take another 4 cars. Fencing is in excellent repair. 66,000 litres of water storage. The property could also accommodate a couple of horses, or cows, which I have at present. There are yards for loading livestock.

Please feel free to mention my property and contact details to anyone you know who may be searching. Quality properties in this area come up only rarely. It took me 4 years to find and secure this beautiful home. I’m sure that someone else out there will appreciate it as much as I have. At this early stage, two separate parties have already expressed interest in the property, and I think that in all likelihood it will not be necessary to use an estate agent. Many thanks.

Grant Miller 0410 770 374

1. MILLER Minimal 7'2" X 21 1/2" X 2 3/4" Squashtail Thruster. Pink fade top and bottom in well loved condition but entirely sound and never creased $150
2. (SOLD) SUBX 2 plus 1 6'2" X 21 3/4" X 2 5/8" One of my own personal boards with Pine Lime Splice fade all over. Well loved again but in decent condition $350
3. SUBX Dedicated Quad 6'2" X 21 3/4" X 2 5/8" Pine Lime Splice fade all over in excellent condition $550
4. SUBX 6'3" X 21 7/8" X 2 5/8" 2+1 fin set up. Another one of my own personal boards. Pale Turquoise tint bottom and rails with white deck and purple pinline. In close to excellent condition except for a ding near the finbox/very smoothly repaired but still noticeable $475

All boards come with appropriate fins.
Pick up at Little Forest only/no interstate freighting. Call or email me for suitability/images. 0410 770 374
Grant Miller