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 41 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 Boyne Mountain near Termeil on the NSW South Coast.
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 Termeil, couriered along the East Coast 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, 3 December 2020


1. SHORT VACATION IN JANUARY I've decided to take all of January 2021 off.

Essentially I have not had a break now for 2.5 years. First, 18 months rebuilding my home on the mountain, then the fire last December and repairing the damage afterwards, then building my new shaping room, and then shaping close to 120 boards catching up.

So what does this mean for lead times if you want a new board?

As of today (3/12) I have 2 slots left open for boards to be finished in late February. After that, people can keep ordering boards as usual. However boards ordered after 10/12 will come through at the end of March 2021 These time frames may change a little forward or backward, but are fairly accurate I think. If I get too much work, then those who order last will just have to wait the longest. I can only handshape so many, and my Glasser Col can only glass so many. In January during my break, I'll continue to take orders, I just won't be shaping them straight away. So, if you are interested in getting a new board built, email me through the site contact page or give me a call on 0410770374

As a result of client requests I'm in the process of having Tee shirts and car stickers printed. They will be finished in a few days.
The shirts will all be a pale Grey 100% cotton with different color printing (Turquoise, Lime Green and Purple). On the back will read Miller Handshaped Surfboards Australia. The font will be exactly the same as the surfboard logos, including the black outline. On the chest to the side, will read Miller surfboards, in quite small size. They will sell for $35 plus $10 postage anywhere in Australia. Two shirts can be mailed together. The car stickers will come in Grey, bright Red, Lime Green and Turquoise with Black outline again. People ordering boards who would like a car sticker will be given one. I'm only ordering 200 Tee shirts for now. M,L,XL & XXL

I have almost 50 people on a wait list for the shirts. If you want one, contact me pronto.

3. Lost in the Ethers is a surf movie by Andrew Kidman. It's a few years old now and is no longer available. I confirmed this with Andrew recently. I had a copy, but after loaning it to a friend, it came back damaged. I'm trying to locate another copy. If you have one and would be prepared to let me copy it then please get in touch. I'd be very appreciative. Thanks very much.

The surf has been very poor down here for many weeks now. I'ts disappointing because soon the hordes will be upon us on the South Coast and we were hoping to get some quieter sessions in beforehand. The other day I broke my old faithful 7'6" Modified Waterskate. The surf was solid and chunky and I went for the tube on the inside section before bailing at the last minute. 2 pieces. Unrepairable. I have ridden this board for almost 2 years now in waves ranging from knee high to double overhead. It was a magic board. Our boards very seldom break because they are well built. This one was glassed pretty lightly though and so..... Fortunately I have other boards to ride, but the demise of this board will hasten my stepping down in length. I've been talking about doing it, now I have to. Let's hope for some decent surf in the next few weeks.

My sincere thanks to all my clients who have supported me again this year. I still really enjoy shaping boards and the meaningful experiences I have with many clients, some of whom have become friends. It's heartening for me to constantly be reminded that in a surfboard world of bullshit and gimmicks, many people are still discerning in their choice to come to me. Stay safe.

Grant Miller