Learn to Surf at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast

Learn to Surf at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast

2 hours Surfers Paradise, Australia

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Learn to surf at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast in Queensland, one of Australia's most iconic surf destinations. With its warm waters and golden beach that streches for 1.9 miles (3 km), Surfers Paradise is the place to learn to surf. 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 rash vests or wetsuit are included.

We meet at our shop in The Mark Building in the heart of Surfers Paradise 15 minutes before the lesson begins. We provide a long sleeved rash/sun shirt and select the correct size soft beginner surf board and walk to the beach. We begin with a safety talk and some basic instruction and catch our first few waves in waist deep water. Then we return to the beach for more detailed instruction about how to stand up on your surf board. We spend the rest of the lesson in the water with the instructor assisting everyone to stand up on their surf board.


  • Professional guide


  • Food and drinks

Departure Point

Go Ride A Wave Surfers Paradise, Shop 27, The Mark Building, 3, 15 Orchid Averchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from anywhere in the local surfers paradise area

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 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 7 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


210 Reviews

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Matt H November 2021

Sam was brilliant fun and we learnt a lot! We went from beginner to standing up surfing! Would highly recommend having a session

mac-com-com October 2021

Great surf school, great safety focus the instructor:student ratio was very good, we got a call to say it wasn’t safe to surf for beginners and immediate offer to refund or reschedule. Instructors were very child friendly, made the pre-brief fun but got the main points over with emphasis. Our youngest was very proud to surf all the way in to the beach and is now an avid surf dude :-D Very impressed.

523reecea September 2021

Super awesome experience, my friend had 0 surfing experience and I've had a lesson before and honestly this one was so much better. Instructor clearly knew what he was talking about and was super chill to talk to. Would definitely recommend!

665maddyg July 2021

The instructor Jason taught me a lot and I felt I got a lot out of the 2 hour session. Lots of fun and highly recommend for all ages and beginners.

923vedah June 2021

First time learning to surf and I had a great time, too. I am 48 years old and surprised myself that I was able to stand on the board and surf some waves. Lachie was so helpful and gave postive encouragement and feedback each time I surfed a wave. This was a last minute booking and I received friendly service on the phone and was accepted for a group booking once I had booked and paid online. Also, loved being greeted by Pork chop the dog. I definitely will rebook with Go Ride A Wave for future lessons.

Amy S June 2021

From the get go I could tell that we were going to have a fantastic daywith Lachie. He was enthusiastic, friendly and knew what he was doing. my girls (age 11 and 9) had fun and have been talking about pretty much nonstop since! (Even though the younger one tapped out early
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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