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Grant Miller – The Surfboard Shaper

When Grant Miller chose a career in surfboard shaping, he never imagined it was a passion he could turn into a successful business. After 36 years, he has experienced the highs and lows of the industry and has become a master craftsman to be inspired by. Miller began surfing at the age of 11 in Sydney’s picturesque Northern Beaches. He recalls his first time standing on a surfboard he had borrowed from one of the older kids on the beach as the moment he knew there was nothing else in life he wanted to do. “I was just totally hooked! I was catching waves for the rest of that afternoon and eventually, the boy who I’d borrowed the board off had to swim out and ask for it back,” says Miller. Using any downtime between classes at school to catch some waves, Miller eventually started to compete professionally and was sponsored by Hot Buttered Surfboards and competed in international waters including Hawaii, England, France and New Zealand. “I learnt a bit about surfboard design during …