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Beginner Surf Lesson Gold Coast

Suitable for all age groups and levels of fitness, this Gold Coast surfing lesson is a must do when visiting the city

Gold Coast, Australia
DurationDuration2 Hours
Start & End TimeStart & End Time10am to 12pm or 1pm to 3pm
Pick-Up & Drop-OffPick-Up & Drop-OffNot included
Minimum AgeMinimum Age13+
Fitness LevelFitness LevelEasy
Start & End LocationStart & End LocationGet Wet Officei

What's Included

  • Get up to $10 cash back per person when you book with us
  • All equipment included + sunscreen
  • Professional instruction from experienced surf coaches
  • 2 hour learn to surf experience

What to Expect

There's no better place to get an introduction to surfing than the iconic Gold Coast!


This two hour beginner lesson has been designed to let you experience the thrill of surfing regardless of your ability, alongside instructors that are there to make it fun, safe and easy for people of all levels of fitness.


This truly is a memorable day out that anyone can enjoy!


Designed to maximize your time in the water, your session begins with a quick safety briefing alongside a group of like-minded people looking to master the waves.


You'll then run through some basic steps and techniques that will have you standing on your board in no time! After which, you're ready to get out in the water and ride some waves. 


This is a great session for first timers or anyone who has maybe done one or two lessons and just needs some help with the basics, with the intro lesson is conducted in the white wash, in waist deep water, so it's safe for everyone


During your two hour session, you'll learn:

  • How to identify the parts of the surf board and equipment

  • Basic surf awareness

  • How to recognize hazards in the surf such as rips

  • How to stand on a board

  • How to ride a broken wave in the white wash assisted by the instructor

  • How to fall off safely in the shallows


Departure info

Hotel transfers aren't included, however the operator can organise shuttle transfers at an additional cost (approx. $15pp as at Dec 2022. Price may change depending on hotel location). Please contact the operator directly to book.

Alternatively, you can meet at the meeting point of Get Wet Surf School, located directly behind the Seaway Cafe in Doug Jennings Park, five minutes before the start time of my surf lesson.

Check-in time is 15 minutes prior to your lesson. Please note if you are late, and miss the briefing, you will not be able to join the lesson.

Please note that you need to arrive in your swim wear ready to start the lesson. If you need to change, you need to arrive 20 minutes prior to the start of the lesson.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, it is! Lessons are held in waist deep water, so your feet will be touching the sand at all times.

Yes, the minimum age for this lesson is 13+.

Conditions at the Spit are generally very good for beginner lessons. However, if conditions are too rough for participants, the session will be rescheduled to a different date or your money refunded.

On the beach you will only be needing swimmers and big desire to surf and have fun. You will be provided with a wetsuit, rash shirt, sunscreen and of course … a surfboard.

You must arrive in your swim wear ready to start the lesson. If you need to change, you need to arrive 20 minutes prior to the start time.

  • The office is located he Get Wet Office, directly behind the Seaway Cafe in Doug Jennings Park. The car park offers free parking all day. 

  • When you arrive, walk down the right hand side of the cafe and you will find them located there

  • Please ensure that you arrive no later than 15 min prior to the start time. If you arrive after the lesson has started you will not be able to join in late

  • Hotel transfers can be arranged directly with the operator for an additional fee, if required. Please contact Get Wet Surf School directly.

  • Public transport terminates at Sea World and it is approx 3km walk from there

You will be a little salty and sandy so if you want to have a quick rinse off there are outdoor fresh water showers and bathrooms.


Terms & Conditions:
  • Suitable for anyone from 12 years and up (exceptions may be made for children above 10 who are experienced swimming in the surf)

  • No swimming ability necessary as the lesson is conducted in waist deep water

  • You must be strong enough to hold on to your own surf board

  • Pregnant women and anyone with a medical condition or previous injury are recommended to seek the advice of your physician

  • You must arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the start. If you are late, you will not be able to join the tour.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:

  • Cancellations more than 24 hours of departure: No fee

  • Cancellations within 24 hours of departure: 100% of the cost (Partial refunds may be given depending on the nature of the cancellation at the operator's discretion for up to 12 hours prior)

  • No shows: 100% of the cost

Pickup Locations

  • Bus Connection pick up
  • Central Surfers Paradise
  • Main Beach Tram Link pick up

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