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 or freighted.

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.
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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”.

Friday, 5 May 2017

On May 5th I'm going trekking in the Indian Himalaya for 5 weeks. Details below. A few weeks after my return I'll be travelling to California for 3 months and will be back at work on October 30th.

I already have a small wait list of people who have ordered new boards. These will be shaped in early November and be ready before Christmas. If you would like to be on this list, please email me through the website contact page and I'll call you after returning from India in mid June. At that point we will go through your order in the usual way and a $100 deposit will be required to secure your place on the list. Your board will then be shaped in November and be ready before Christmas.


Here we go again for another round of trekking in the Himalaya. This time I’m travelling with my good friend Sean Harwood. We’ll be flying into Delhi and moving up to Gangotri to begin, and then up to the source of the Ganges at Gaumukh and beyond into some remote valleys which branch out from there. Elevation will vary between 2,500 and 4,500 metres and we will be entirely self-sufficient, carrying a mountain tent, sleeping bags and food. I’ve been in this area a number of times before and to say that it’s stunning is an understatement. Although I’m an atheist, I distributed the ashes of both my parents at the sacred source of the Ganges on previous trips. It’s a very spiritual area no matter what your beliefs, and we are sure to have a number of interesting and moving encounters with Sadhus who are found in these remote areas. During our trip, we will be heading East cross country from the Gangotri area towards Joshimath, following ancient pilgrimage routes through the mountains. We’ll be walking as far as the food we are carrying allows, then coming down onto primitive road heads to resupply and then going up again.

This semi-nomadic way of being satisfies me at a deep level and recharges me for life in the West again. Being so close to nature day after day, in the moment, with no phone or email is very different to my life as a shaper. When I’m shaping, I work in a relatively small room using very noisy industrial tools and am often necessarily regulated by self-imposed schedules. Shaping also necessitates very prolonged periods of concentration as I aim for the optimal fit between surfer and surfboard. I also have periods of intense contact with my clients during the ordering process and sometimes at pick up. All of this I usually enjoy, and still, I love the contrast of the opposite experience. I’m really looking forward to the trip and also to the opportunity to travel with my mate Sean.


It’s been 5 years since I was in California. My 1971 VW Kombi will be pulled out of storage and coaxed into life again. After a new transmission (the current transmission barely made it back from Mexico last trip in 2012) and some other preparations and visiting with good friends in San Diego, I’ll wander up to Northern Oregon. Along the way I’ll surf and visit people and search out some remote hot springs. July/August is not optimal surf time on the West coast, although some decent South swells from Mexico would be expected.

If all goes to plan, later on I’ll fly from San Diego to Mexico and get stuck into Pascuales at peak surf time. Arrive back in Australia on October 20th.

Happy surfing

Grant Miller