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”.

Thursday, 21 June 2018


As many of you know I had planned to travel to the US for 3 months quite soon. However last week unexpectedly and at very short notice I bought another property on the NSW South Coast (see below). Since this new property needs a lot of work, I’ve regrettably decided to cancel my trip. Instead, I’ll devote myself entirely to working on the house which may take me up to a year. So, I’m now going to keep shaping for the next 2 months/till around August 20th, and then after the property settlement, stop work.

I have not had a proper break from shaping for almost 2 years, and although I’ll be working full on with the new place, it will be different, and I’m looking forward to that. If you are wanting a new board, or were going to order one after my return from the US later in the year, please come forward now if that works for you. As I say, after August I won’t shape for about a year. Hopefully I can get on top of the new house and fit a US trip in there somewhere as well. Time will tell. I have about 60 blanks in stock now and will not be ordering anymore, so please do not delay as its going to be first in first served so to speak. Thanks very much.


For the past 6 years I’ve been searching for what I’ve now found. Those of you who have been to my current Little Forest property would agree it is very special. Now I have found the next level. The property occupies a high point on a ridge behind Termeil and is the highest residential property in the Milton,Ulladulla district at 320 meters. Set on 22 acres, mostly heavily timbered, it faces E-NE and commands views from South of Bawley Point to point perpendicular in the North. My nearest neighbour to the North is about 200 meters away around the ridgeline and to the South it’s about 3km. Very quiet and private. To the West, the national park stretches towards Braidwood. There is no electricity or water on the ridge, and the house is solar powered with water captured from the roof. Due to exposure, much of the woodwork has deteriorated and this will mostly be my focus/almost all windows and doors need replacing as well as most of the wrap around timber deck. I felt a bit daunted at first, and no doubt will feel daunted again, but I’m ready for it now and have really good contacts with tradesmen who will help me. Since my spinal surgery almost 6 years ago, I cannot lift more than 25kg and so I have to rely on others to help me. From the house I can check out any number of surf spots, and so I’ll be surfing every day first off when conditions allow. Then, on the tools and into the house to make it my own. Totally stoked.


Getting down to the pointy end of my shaping availability now. Sunday 29th July is the last day I will be accepting orders no exceptions. I don’t have a lot of blanks left now, so this is your last chance to get a new board before I take my year off from work. Already today I had to knock back an order from Adelaide for a big 8’+ V-SKATE because I’ve used all the blanks for that particular size of board. No doubt there will be more disappointed people down the tracks who perhaps don’t know I’m taking a break or who sat on the fence for too long. However I’ve done my best to alert my clients, and so will be able to put my tools down with a clear conscience.

I’m starting to get excited now about taking possession of the new property and starting work on the rebuild. Settlement occurs on August 13th and the next day I’ll be there assessing and measuring. I’m hoping to get in as much surfing as possible while working and supervising, and the view from the property will facilitate this very well. There are two access points to the property. One is an all-weather council maintained road. The other is a 9 minute four wheel drive access down to the highway at Termeil, and with this in mind I’ve bought an older Toyota Landcruiser to whip up and down. Yesterday I spent a few hours underneath it familiarizing myself with the layout and giving it a good service. Lots of changes in my life as you can see. Below is a letter to the editor I had published in the Milton-Ulladulla Times last week. I’m never too busy to stop agitating to remove our regrettable Federal Liberal member.

Last week, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released employment figures which clearly show that the Federal government’s weekend penalty rates cut has not resulted in more jobs being created. Indeed for the 12 months to May this year there was a net loss of retail jobs including hospitality. So there it is, no more jobs being created.
Readers may recall previous letters where I have asked our local member, Ann (“I don’t give a rats”)Sudmalis to release evidence of job creation since the cuts came into effect. These letters have been rudely ignored. I understand the Times have also requested these figures from her office with the same result. Now it’s finally time for Mrs Sudmails to engage with her electorate and face the facts. Tell us all now Mrs Sudmalis how the penalty rate cuts are assisting our community. Tell us how they are assisting the young people in particular. Previously you said that they “were a gift to the young”. In truth, these cuts are assisting only those in business and represent a sleight of hand redistribution of wealth away from those who can least afford it. Your silence on this issue is shameful and indicates your distain for your electorate which you appear to take for granted.
At the next Federal election, voters will have a stark choice to make. Do we wish to continue supporting a highly paid Liberal candidate who ignores her constituents, who supports big business over the individual, who appears to be half asleep and rolling around on the bench during question time in Canberra, and who seems to be completely out of touch with the electorate of Gilmore? Or are we ready for Fiona Phillips and Labor with their focus on equality across all sectors of the community?

Grant Miller