Learn to Surf at Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road

Learn to Surf at Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road

2 hours Anglesea, Australia

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Learn to surf at Anglesea on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. The sheltered safe beaches of this charming small coastal town make for a great place to learn to surf. The conditions at Anglesea are ideal for beginners and you'll learn to surf in waist deep water with fully qualified surf instructors who are also surf life savers. Soft beginner surf board and wetsuit are included.

Meet at our shop to change into your wetsuit and collect your surf board. Walk with the instructor onto the beach and begin with some basic safety and instruction before catching your first few waves in waist deep water. You will return to the beach for more detailed instruction about how to stand up and then spend the rest of the time in the water with your instructor helping everyone to stand up on their surf board. Return to the shop to shower and change at the end of the lesson.


  • Professional guide


  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

143B Great Ocean Rd, Anglesea VIC 3230, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers


54 Reviews

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sylvekl2021 November 2021

I have booked my 6 year old daughter for a surfing lesson earlier today at Anglesea. It was her first surfing experience and she absolutely loved it. She was talking about it for the rest of the day. Jack, our instructor for the lesson, was very friendly and encouraging. On top of that, the customer service was second to none. The day prior to our booking we were informed that my daughter was the only person enrolled for the lesson and that the lesson will still go ahead as a private lesson at no extra cost to us! Jack has also offered to take my younger son for a tandem ride on a board with his sister, let us keep the wetsuit for a period of time afer the class, and recommended some kids friendly attractions in the area for us to visit. Thank you Jack and 'Go Ride a Wave' team for awesome experience and for being so accommodating.

_sarahdavharpernfinn November 2021

Took 4 x 14 yr old girls to learn to surf at Anglesea. The go ride a wave guys were so great with them. Good gear, good coaching and such great attitudes from the crew….the girls loved it. Don’t wait for the perfect weather…book in, grab one of their wetties (they have so many sizes) and get out there and have a go. So much fun.

JimmyB512 October 2021

My first exposure to SUP boarding and it was very enjoyable. Nathan organised the booking and was very helpful, including changing the date when the weather turned bad. Equipment was all good. Instructor Laura is a gem! I had a solo session with her and she gave great advice, was patient and fun. A great asset to the team and a lovely young lady. By the end of the session I was quite comfortable and will be looking to do more riding on a regular basis. I recommend this business for people wanting a great experience with water sports.

EstherKerrSmith October 2021

All three of my kids (7,11 and 13) have attended a combination of surf classes, Surf Groms and after school club (SUP, surf, frisbee, games etc) over the Sept Oct school holidays and Term 4. They LOVE it all. Keeps the little guy motivated in home schooling… the Anglesea GRW is all super friendly, relatable for kids and knowledgeable

Matthew191106 July 2021

Great holiday fun in learning how to surf. Great encouragement from the instructors. Had a great time!

ka7755 June 2021

Terrific professional experience for our son and his 2 cousins. Easily booked and well run by super staff. They even called me to say the kids were walking home as organised. We will be back…

amandahO970QN April 2021

Great time learning to Surf. Key points of safety and tips and into the water quickly ! The change facilities and close location of the store is really helpful if you were down for a day trip ! Equipment in good condition and a really friendly crew. Highly recommend!

echohz April 2021

First surf lesson, condition windy 30-40 km/h, temp 18. Beach is about 100 m away from the shop. Instructor Will and Thomas made it simple and fun, while had the difficult task to look after adults and children. Two hour session, worth a try even with only a day at Anglesea.

RunDB888 April 2021

Our two families with 4 children aged from 7-13 had a fabulous 2 hours instruction and fun with instructors Owen and Gemma. As beginners we all managed to stand up by the end, admittedly some had more grace and style than others!

136wishs April 2021

Very good experience, absolutely loved learning surfing with Sara and Katie. Really lovely girls, they made the lesson so much fun but also gave really good tips. Would definitely go again and recommend it. I had a great time.

Departure71583 February 2021

Was lucky to be gifted an individual surf lesson. Sam was the instructor - and what an instructor! Had me up and actually surfing in no time whatsoever! The store was super clean and full of all amenities one needs post surf (shower, change rooms etc). The staff at the Anglesea shop were super friendly and helpful. EG: wetsuit fitment etc.. Thank you so much Sam and Go Ride A Wive - see you again real soon!

C2580AZmarym February 2021

Best 2 hours.. laughed from start to finish! Dom our instructor was really encouraging and upbeat! Definitely would give it a go again and stand on the board maybe next time
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