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Surfers Paradise: Surf Lesson on the Gold Coast

4.9 / 5

67 reviews

Activity provider: Go Ride A Wave

Surfers Paradise: Surf Lesson on the Gold Coast

Activity provider: Go Ride A Wave

From US$ 53.12 per person

Enjoy a 2-hour surf lesson on the famous Surfers Paradise Beach. An experienced instructor will get you standing on the board on the first lesson.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Learn to surf at the famous Surfers Paradise Beach
  • Develop confidence in the water with qualified instructors
  • Stand up on your board during the first lesson
Full description
Meet your instructor and get set up with the proper rash shirt or wetsuit and board and head to the beach. Begin your 2-hour lesson with a safety briefing and basic instruction. Once everyone has caught their first few waves in waist-deep water, you’ll return to the sand for more detailed instruction on stand-up procedures. The remainder of the lesson will be spent in the water with instructors helping everyone stand up. Most participants have low expectations and don’t think they’ll be able to stand up during their first lesson. When you and the rest of the group are successful, there’s excitement all around!
  • Long-sleeved rash shirt or wetsuit
  • Soft beginner surfboard
  • 2 hours of instruction and fun
  • Sunscreen
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

Meet at shop 27 in the Mark Building just off the beach end of Cavill Avenue, not far from the famous Surfers Paradise sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • The activity is not suitable for children under 8 years of age unless accompanied in the water by an adult who is not participating in the lesson
  • Bring a swimsuit and a towel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 67 reviews

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Such a great team. We loved our surf lesson so much and both managed to stand up. I had a whole days surf lesson years ago and couldn't even get on the board properly by the end, our teachers here had a great technique and a lovely style of teaching. Would definitely recommend.

November 28, 2017

Great time!

We had a fantastic time learning to surf with this company. The weather was raining but with the wetsuit it was not problem. We had a very large group and they did a good job of offering individualized support. One of the instructors actually dove in the water to straighten out my board so I didn’t completely wipe out. Great time!

November 12, 2017

Had a great time. Definitely recommend it for a beginner. Learned a lot of tips.

November 5, 2022

Product ID: 118180