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, 21 October 2020



INDUSTRY

CUTOFF DATE FOR XMAS COMPLETION AND SHORT VACATION IN JANUARY
As of today(21/10) I've accepted the last order which will be ready before Xmas. I've also 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 and repairing the damage afterwards, then building my new shaping room, and then shaping close to 100 boards catching up.

So what does this mean for lead times if you want a new board? People can keep ordering boards up until Xmas as usual. Depending on how many orders come through, these boards will be ready the third week of February. Boards ordered after Xmas 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 have to wait the longest. I can only handshape so many, and my Glasser 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.

I've also started a list of people who have contacted me about buying the new Tee shirts. Once the shirts come in I'll contact everyone and make that happen.
So, get in touch if you wish about a new board and I'll happily go through the ordering process with you.

TEE SHIRTS
As a result of client requests I'm in the process of having Tee shirts and car stickers printed. It's been quite a few years since I've done this. Actually it's been so long, that the only shirt known to still exist was that worn by my good friend Les from Termeil. His shirt was in such a sorry state and yet he was totally committed to wearing it. The other day when I saw him I thought, enough's enough!
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, quite small size. They will sell for $35 plus whatever postage if required. 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

WAVES
We've had some really good waves during the past month or so. Mostly beachbreak, in the 3'-6' range. I'm still riding my 7'6" Modified 2+1 Waterskate and having a great time. I've also called a number of people who had ordered these boards over the past few months to see how they were going. Invariably the feedback has been excellent. People are stoked with the paddle, stability and speed of the boards. Versatility is often mentioned as well. All good news. As my fitness improves I'll be moving down to my 6'3" 2+1 SUBX. Yes, it will be more work paddling, but I'm looking forward to the rapid bursts of speed and tremendous agility which the SUBX provides.

I'm looking forward to summer and riding a range of different boards as the mood strikes me. I hope that you are all getting in the water as much as you can. Stay safe.

Grant Miller