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”.

Wednesday, 12 May 2021


After 15 great years of working together, my friend who works on the site has lost the love and I need to find someone else. The site needs to be rebuilt first off from ASP.NET to an alternative technology.
I'd really like to find someone on the South Coast who surfs and would be interested in working on the site with me. After the rebuild, I need diary entries and testimonials uploaded regularly as well as new content from time to time. Ideally, we could trade new boards for website hours. But this is certainly not a condition.
If any of you know of anyone down this way, perhaps not down this way even, I'd really appreciate you reaching out as they say.
In the interim the site will continue to function as usual.

2. I'm currently accepting orders for boards which will be finished in mid-August. That's quite a while from now, but I've had a lot of work and can only do so many. There are about 9 slots left only as of today. In July and August I'll be taking a vacation so these boards need to be shaped before I go away. Contact me asap if you are thinking of a new board.

I'm planning to drive my 1979 Kombi up to QLD, visiting some old friends around Byron and Cabarita on the way. Also I'll be spending a couple of weeks at the Hare Krishna farm/commune near Murwillumbah. Having traveled to India many times I have a passing interest in Indian mysticism. Also, the Krishna's have a large dairy herd where I may be able to contribute some time. Apparently you can be as involved or uninvolved as you wish on the farm. Obviously they have meditation sessions and chanting, as well as great food. I've always found the Krishna's to be very welcoming and sincere, and although I'm an atheist I'm really looking forward to being there.
I'm also looking forward to just being on the road in the old VW without much of a plan and hopefully getting some waves along the way. This is pretty much my trip when I go to the states, although my Kombi over there is a 1971 model and needs quite a bit more TLC to coax her along.

We have had excellent surf down here recently. I gave my new 7'8" Gun a real workout a few days ago in really good waves. I love May for surf. Let's hope it continues.

Grant Miller