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”.

Friday, 18 August 2017

As some of you would be aware, I’m currently taking a few months off work to rehab myself after coming home very sick from India. I’m also catching up with some projects on my farm, Panjshir, in the mountains behind Milton and surfing as much as possible.

While I won’t be shaping again until late October, I am taking orders while I’m off work. Right now I have around 25 people on a wait list for when I resume shaping. If you want to be on this list, simply contact me by phone or email and I’ll go through your order with you. A $100 deposit is then required to formalize your place on the list. I will be able to shape around 35 boards once working again which will all be finished before Christmas. Don’t leave things too late if you are keen for a new board before the end of the year.

I bought my property at Little Forest a little over a year ago now and have called it Panjshir after the Panjshir Valley in NE Afghanistan. I feel very connected with Afghanistan in a number of ways and follow developments there very closely (perhaps more later). The property consists of 11 very fertile acres high up on the mountain above Milton adjoining Moreton National Park. There are 180 degree views from Green Island in the North to Brush Island in the South. I am unmarried and have no children and so my time is my own. My life revolves primarily around shaping surfboards, my political interests and nature. So what does a typical day up here look like?

While my porridge is cooking I log on and check the ocean and wind stats and have a good look at Green Island. If there’s surf I go, and within a 30 minute drive normally have multiple options North or South. Surf for 1—3 hours depending and home for lunch and read the Herald (or maybe lunch at Pilgrims). If there’s no surf I might go hiking in the nearby national park. A 2 minute drive takes me into thick old growth forest with Cedar remnants and creeks/30 minutes and I’m on Little Forest plateau or near Pigeon House Mountain for potentially days of hiking. These areas are where I train for trekking if I’m going to the Himalaya which I usually do about every 18 months.

After lunch I shape or talk to clients ordering boards by phone/sometimes in person up here. My shaping room is 50 yards from the house and pretty high tech as far as these things go. While I’m planing away inside with the music up full tilt you can hear a pin drop outside. If I’m really on top of my shaping, or want the day off, I often work on the property. One of my good friends and I have a couple of Hereford heifers (girls) up here. So I might check on the girls and adjust some fencing. Recently we built some decent stockyards and sometimes I need to slash thistles and so on. In winter I’m usually cutting firewood once a fortnight or so and have a quad bike and trailer to help with this. In summer I perhaps come closest to the stereotypical Australian male activity of cutting the grass, and give the house paddock a hammering with the ride on.

At present I’m in the process of demolishing the in ground pool which I inherited when I bought the property. The area will be returned to nature apart from a small hot tub and fire pit I have planned. Also on the drawing board is a causeway across the creek at the bottom of one of the paddocks to make access easier in wet weather. I also have a 1970 VG Valiant Safari wagon I’m tinkering with when the urge strikes me. It’s unregistered and will need to be blue slipped so there’s no rush which is very nice. My first car was a Valiant 1965 AP6 wagon and so this old girl brings back a lot of great memories.

Evenings. SBS/ ABC. Maybe write a letter to the editor putting the knife into the Liberals as much as possible, which is both necessary and enjoyable. Check emails (never during the day) read some non-fiction and crash. There’s no noise here at night, no lights, nothing. Just a million stars overhead and the wind in the trees. It’s a fantastic place to live. Here, I feel youthful, creative and calm.


[SOLD] - F-SKATE 6’2” X 21” X 2 5/8” Quad plus Thruster option. Lime green bottom and rails with white deck and grip. One of my own personal boards in near perfect condition $550

FINS REDX/All brand new with installing screws
2 sets of black X1 similar to FCS M3 $25 per set
1 set of black X2 similar to FCS M5 $25
1 set of X2 Ultralight Carbons $45

Call or email me for more details.