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, 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”.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

I lived in the states for almost 15 years from the mid 80's through 1999. Since then I've been over there many times, shaping, visiting friends and transiting en route Mexico. I've hitch-hiked from LA to NY twice and otherwise wandered around in my Kombi between Idaho, Northern Oregon and Southern California. I've learnt quite a bit about America. Certainly Americans love entertainment, and Trump certainly entertained. But nevertheless I was shocked by the result. Three days before the election I was talking with my good friend Bob who lives in Northern Oregon. He thought it would be close, but that sanity would prevail. So, what happened?

I've read as much of the establishment wash-up as possible since the result came down and there are obviously many reasons. However a letter to the Sydney Morning Herald on 10/11 by Mark Ronsisvalle from Cremorne, Sydney deserves particular mention and I quote “In recent years, the unwritten pact which saw the privileged look after the less fortunate has been broken. Too much wealth and power has been appropriated by too few members of the community. Over the course of history, this has been the root cause of many revolutions. We ignore this history at our own peril.”

Mark's comments are obviously true. The position is also true here in Australia and is one of the main reasons why I am so consistently down on the Liberal party. The Liberal party are essentially protecting the interests of the few. Just think about the banks and asylum seekers for a moment. This has not always been the case but it certainly is now. Only an ignorant fool would try and refute this. As Paul Keating articulated so well, the liberals are “mean little people”. Politicians like Pauline are also mean little people, but their meanness is different and is born out of ignorance and educational deficit rather than greed. However Abbott is a very close template to Trump: Average intelligence bordering on the stupid but with maximum rat cunning. Both misogynists with overcompensating macho persona’s and a well known fondness for the pork pie. And both good Christians, that's important. Oh the shame.

Very regrettably we haven’t yet seen the end of Abbott, although with Pauline in the senate, Turnbull is already dancing very well to Abbott's tune. Imagine that, Abbott as PM again with Pauline as deputy. Giddyup.

It's all go again down here on the South Coast with production in full swing. I've developed a well oiled routine now with my glasser Steve Zoeller in Sydney. Every two weeks or so I deliver a car load of precious freshly shaped blanks to him, and by then he has finished off the previous batch. I then personally check and polish each new board before freighting or pick up, then collect another load of blanks from Dion Chemicals and disappear down the coast again to my shaping sanctuary on the mountain high above Milton. As of today, I still have enough capacity to accept a few more orders that will be finished before Christmas.

NEW BOARDS FOR SALE/ Cured and ready to ride with all fins.
F-SKATE 6'2” X 21” X 2 5/8” Quad plus Thruster version for maximum versatility. Lime green rails faded into Lemon Yellow centre and Lime green logos. RRP=$950, now $750
V-SKATE 6'5” X 19 5/8” X 2 5/8” Squashtail Quad plus Thruster version. Spearmint colour all over . RRP=$930, now $750 Both beautiful boards I'd shaped for myself. I'm just not getting on them as I'm still infatuated with the SUBX experiment.

SUBX 6'10” X 23” X 3 1/8” 2 plus 1 version. Blue fade from rails, to lighter blue at centre, top and bottom in excellent condition. $750
These boards are all located with me on the South Coast. Call or email me for further details/suitability. 0410770374