2 Hour Beginners Surf Lesson at Surfers Paradise

2 Hour Beginners Surf Lesson at Surfers Paradise

2 hours Main Beach, Australia

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Anyone can now experience the thrill of a surfing lesson at one of the area's best surf schools. You'll have fun, be safe and you won’t believe how easy it will be to get up and riding! Learning to surf  is an amazing experience and an awesome thing to do while in Surfers Paradise. This surf lesson caters to ages 12 and up with dedicated children's lesson available during school holidays, all levels of fitness and no swimming abilities needed due to the safe location the lessons are conducted.

When you arrive at the The Spit, you will find us in The Surf Shack, located behind the Seaway Cafe. Just walk down between the cafe and the amenities block and come in the back gate.
when you arrive we will have a few minutes to check in and receive your equipment before we go as a group down to the beach to start the lesson. If you arrive more than 10 min past the meeting time the class may have proceeded without you and it will be to late to join in as you will not have your equipment.
Then we head down on the beach the instructors will run through some important safety procedures and surf techniques before you hit the waves for some real thrills and spills.
The instructors will try their best to get some photos of you but they will not compromise your safety for a selfie so please follow their instructions carefully if you want good pic's.
after the lesson you will go back to the shack to view the photos then a few high fives and you will be on your way with a smile on your face.
To help us get you on to the beach as soon as possible please arrive on time, be wearing your swimmers and ensure you have completed the medical form via the link in your confirmation e mail


  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only) PARTICIPANTS ONLY
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points FOR PARTICIPANTS ONLY
  • All equipment for use during lesson
  • Fresh water outdoor showers available and basic change rooms
  • Free all day parking


  • Commemorative photos on USB drive
  • We are unable to offer shuttle service for childrn requiring a child safety seat
  • Shuttle for spectators as seats are limited to participants

Departure Point

Seaworld Drive, Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
If you do not have your own transport we offer a shuttle service from several convenient locations:
Surfers Paradise: 10 Beach Road Surfers paradise, in front of the Brooklyn Depot Restaurant ( 30 min prior to lesson time)
Main beach: Helen Park, located on the corner of Tedder Ave and the Gold Coast highway, across from the Main beach tram station ( 15 min prior to lesson time)
Seaworld bus stop: on Seaworld Drive, perfect for people coming by Surf Side bus from Helensvale train via Southport on the 704 bus or from Broadbeach or Surfers Paradise on the 705 bus.
Please contact us on 1800438938 at the time of your booking to let us know if you require the shuttle. Shuttle is complimentary and available for participants only. Due to Covid we are restricted in the number of passengers we are allowed to shuttle so we are not able to guarantee the service. If you have your own transport parking is free all day at The Spit beach

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please provide your own swimwear
  • Please refrain from bringing any valuables to the beach
  • Minimum age for group lesson is 12 years old ( Childrens only lessons available contact supplier)
  • Please ensure that the phone number you provide us with, is the one that we can contact you on, on the day of the surf lesson
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons


41 Reviews

Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews

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RaymondTao October 2021

Super fun experience. Instructors are very friendly. It is physically demanding. The downloaded PDF document mentioned incorrect meeting place. Hope that can be fixed.

998ayak October 2021

I did 3 beginner lessons and had a ball! Was sure that an unathletic, uncoordinated, old bag inching through middle age would not be able to get anywhere on a board. And it sure looked that way on day 1. But the coaches instructed in such a way that I managed to go from face planting every time to catching waves and standing long enough to feel like a hero. Definitely better than being at work for sure

saulovidiom June 2021

ALL, definitely ALL was amazing. Sam, our instructor, was kind, supportive and very professional. Thanks to him we learn very fast and we had such an amazing experience. Fully motivated to go back for more lessons. VERY recommended.

Lifeofpham May 2021

AMAZING PEOPLE, massive thanks to the team for making me feel so welcome and being awesome teachers. So excited to come again soon !!

285samanthag February 2021

Instructors were very helpful and informative. Had an excellent experience with my two 13 year olds and my husband

TravellingAus101010 February 2021

Best surf school we’ve been to yet. The instructors took the time to provide great feedback and help us get more confident. They also took videos of us while we were surfing that we could watch back in the water to see what we could improve on. It was a great 2-hours that flew by. Would definitely recommend.

Ashtrip123 January 2021

I had decided to do this with my daughter as a fun activity. Jason was AMAZING, I have very little balancing skill and he was helpful and somehow with his incredible training powers managed to get me to stand on a board. I would add a photo but I was far from glamorous in my form. My daughter was much better then I was, he had her laughing and getting on the board with confidence and she walked away loving this. They suggest that you take water, I too would recommend it, it is more physical then I expected but can be done at your own pace. The team overall were truely wonderful.

simonsavige January 2021

Great instructors I took my daughter who was 10, she was a little worried however the staff where fantastic and made her feel very safe. Great holiday activity to get the heart rate up instead of devices. We will be back

antimatterwx January 2021

The reason why I rate it 1 star is because I cannot rate 0 star on TripAdvisor, (I rated same on google). I enrolled a 2 hours beginner session this afternoon however I had the worst surfing experience. Firstly, half of the students got stung by jelly fish, but no warning at all from any instructors. The continued the surfing session after the incident happened. Although they provided ice bags afterwards but it really ruined the whole session for the people who got stung. I didn’t expect compensation as this is not controlled by them but their attitude is really bad. Jason, the instructor especially showed him poor attitude to the people who got stung by the jelly fish. As we all went back to their office for a rest. When he went back, the only thing that he focused on is that he requested us to take the boards back to their office, and he even think the stung by Jelly fish is nothing. I can understand that you guys may think it would happen a lot and nothing, but please be reminded that we are all new to the surfing and to the sea. It’s the first time for most of us to be stung by Jelly fish and it does really hurt. Besides the incident today, their teaching quality is also not good for fresh new beginners. It’s highly possible that you won’t learn much from their session. I had a surfing session in New Zealand last year and it was so much better then them. I won’t recommend this school to anyone. Just don’t waste money on them.

davidkP1603SP December 2020

The instructor was so helpful, n he does make sure u have fun while trying to stand up, very friendly, highly recommended

ella4798 August 2020

Had an absolute blast surfing with Get Wet! Had never been on a board before, and they built me up with so much confidence, I didn't want to get off! Really convenient pick-up and drop off, great atmosphere with the friendly staff, and they snapped some amazing pics for me. Only regret is that I didn't go sooner! Thanks again

Embopz August 2020

I've been learning to surf at Get Wet Surf School for the past few months, and while the worlds been on pause and a lot of us have been stuck inside in quarentine it has been so nice to keep active and learn to surf!! Jason is an awesome teacher and he got me standing up in my first class, and I've come so far since then and he's helped me to become a confident, skilled surfer, so I can't thank him enough for being an amazing teacher! Kerri, Emma and the rest of the team are always so helpful and super easy to get in touch with whenever I have a query. They've adapted so well during this pandemic and made the surf classes super safe, out of everywhere I visit, my surf classes are definitley where I feel the safest. They're super clean, hygienic, and stick to the rules. If you're thinking of learning to surf I can't recommend them enough!

TrishCraig March 2020

Had a blast. Complete beginner not even water confident, only ever settle for a wee paddle but I was actually surfing. Standing up, not for long granted, but standing up and surfing! Thank you Get Wet Surf School!

573bubs March 2020

Liam was our teacher. He was very proffessional, but made the class fun as well, at Surfers Paradise. Jack was also very friendly when he booked in my lesson, I would highly recommend anyone wanting to do a surfing lesson to use and support this company. Thank you for a great experience I have learnt the tools to progress with my surfing. Thank you guys.

LukeACatania February 2020

Learning to surf was on my 'Holiday Bucket List', and the guys did not dissapoint. The intro portion was short, so you end up spending the majority of the time on the water, the instructors offer some amazing feedback if you comeoff, even if you stand up first try they will still provide some tips to get you flowing. Highly recommend as a group, solo or family event. Rainy or sunshine (my visit was overcast/rainy). Good Work guys keep up the good work!!!

em_pannett January 2020

With a 100% guarantee of standing up in the first lesson we were a bit apprehensive that we would be an exception to this! The lesson itself took part in shallow water making it easier to practise technique and we felt very safe throughout the lesson. The instructors were all brilliant, Jack explained things very well and gave tips throughout the session to help us get the most out of the 2 hours. We had a great laugh and managed to stand and ride some waves even though we thought we’d find it much harder! The customer service was absolute fantastic right from the moment we booked, with the team contacting us almost instantly to ensure we had transport to the meet point and to make sure we had all the information we needed. We cannot fault this experience and would recommend this to anyone who has a few hours in surfers paradise and who would love an experience of surfing in Australia!

Connector317113 January 2020

Just loved riding waves for the first time, the instructors were good, helped us during our practice. Also took turns to make us ride the waves and enjoy our time

181kristenz January 2020

Best experience in Gold Coast. The coach was really considerable. The texture of the surfing board was very soft which was good for beginners. I will consider surfing in the future ;)

K9657YH_ January 2020

Instructions are all friendly. The spit beach is beautiful and the weather is good to surf. There are a lot of waves that everyone can practice easily.

_J4506OC January 2020

All instructors were nice and kind. It was my first time to surf so bit difficult to stand up on the board but it was a great experience I heard that there are options that can buy photo shoot when surfing but it wasnt .. is it only for private lesson? Anyway i enjoyed this lesson! Thank you

Isabellarogel December 2019

I had an amazing time! Super fun class and the instructors were so helpfull. It was a great experience! Highly recommend it!

NotCharlesBarkley December 2019

I signed up for a group lesson, but was the only student since it wasn't a popular time of year for vacations / holiday. Anyway, the instructor was great - he picked me up on time and was very friendly throughout the lesson. I had a great time even though I was exhausted due to all the extra attention!

SKYnSPACE December 2019

I visited the Gold Coast from South Korea for a short vacation with my wife. Unfortunately, we never had experienced any seawater activities before. But thanks to the kind and friendly instructors we could ride on the waves within only two hours. The good thing was that the beginners' course didn't require any swimming skills at all. We can assure you that this is the most fun, exciting, and enjoyable experience you can have during the stays in the Gold Coast. It was waaaaay much better than Currumbin wildlife sanctuary, catching crabs, tropical fruit world, and theme parks.

375cassandrad December 2019

Our afternoon surf lesson was one of the highlights of our trip in NSW! There was a large group of us but the three instructors organized the lesson extremely well; the techniques were taught on the beach and then we had lots of practice and 1:1 time to perfect technique in the water. For our very first time surfing, it was a great experience and we can’t wait to get back on a board!
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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