Beginner Surf Lesson Gold Coast

Get to grips with surfing with our 2 hour beginner surf lesson, suitable for all age groups and levels of fitness!
Gold Coast, Australia
2 hrs
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
9 yrs
What's Included

  • All equipment included
  • Sunscreen
  • Professional instruction from our experienced surf coaches
  • 2 hours learn to surf experience
  • Complimentary transport from Surfers Paradise to the best beach on the Gold Coast
What to Expect


Fancy becoming a surfer and riding the waves in the beautiful Gold Coast? This 2-hour beginner lesson is designed to let you experience the thrill of surfing regardless of your ability. The surfing instructors are there to make it fun, safe and easy for people of all age groups and levels of fitness!

Who wants to "get their surf on"?
"Get your surf on" enables you to experience the thrill of surfing and enjoy maximum time in the water.  You'll arrive at the beach in your swimmers, listen to a quick safety briefing and join a group of like-minded people looking to master the waves.

At the beach, we'll 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. 
Our surfing instructors are there to support you. The lessons are suitable for people of all age groups and levels of fitness. 

What to expect?
Arrive at the trailer at the Spit at lesson time. Pick-ups can be arranged from Surfers Paradise, Main Beach and Southport. Make sure you are at the pick-up location at the time you have been informed, as it's very important to do what we can to get to the beach on time.

Fill out a quick medical form, grab a rash vest/wetsuit, a board and head down to the beach.

Listen very carefully. The instructors will run through an important safety briefing about the conditions you are surfing in on that day. They will also show you some techniques to help you stand up and maximise your time on the board. You will even learn how to fall off the board safely. Once the instructors are confident that you are all good to go, it is then time to...

Get wet! The instructors will take your group down to the water. But before your big toe touches the water, they will run through the formation you need to stay in - that way everyone gets a good experience and the instructors can give tips to all the participants! If you do what the instructors tell you, it should be pretty easy to stand up on your first or second wave.

The instructors will help out by pulling you onto the best waves. It won’t take long before you can pick your own waves and ride them. Some people learn faster than others so the instructors are there to help you achieve the best you can.

After spending about an hour and 20 minutes in the water, it's time for an Instagram group pic. If conditions are good and everyone has been catching waves, the instructors will do their best to take some action photos of you. After the group photo, we will head to the carpark where you can view your happy snaps. You can buy all of your shots for only $25.

Time to rinse off the sand now. Use one of the outdoor fresh water showers and bathrooms, freshen up and get dry. Say goodbye to the instructors and to your new friends. 

Do you need a pick-up?
Pick-ups can be arranged from several, central complimentary pick-up locations in Surfers Paradise, Main Beach and Southport. Are you travelling from Brisbane by public transport? Then take the train to Helensvale and hop on the 704 bus to Seaworld. We can pick you up there just 5 min before the lesson begins. Are you coming from Broadbeach or Griffith University GC? Catch the G-link tram. We will pick you up at The Main Beach G link station about 15 minutes before your lesson.

After the lesson, we can drop you off at the same location where you were picked up.

What to bring?

  • Swimwear
  • Thongs (flip flops)
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Drinking water
  • Your booking voucher (printed or on your phone)
  • A HUGE smile!
Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, they are! Our lessons are held in waist deep water. So your feet will be touching the sand at all times.

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We recommend a minimum age of 5 years old for a lesson. But, depending on the child’s ability, children ten years and under must have parental assistance in the water. Children 8 and under must do a private lesson.

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Conditions at the Spit are generally very good for beginner lessons. However, if we feel that conditions may be too rough for our participants, we will reschedule for a different date or refund your money.

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

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Due to the safe location we conduct our surf lessons it is not necessary for the participant to have any swimming ability, the participant will only be standing in knee to waist deep water during the lesson. However, in this case, it is very important that they abide by the safety instructions given by the instructor if they do not and they endanger themselves or other participants they may be asked to leave the lesson.

  • The surfing experience does require a certain level of fitness, simply walking to and from the beach and carrying the board can be challenging for some people and being in the waves can also be strenuous. If the client’s fitness level is low, we would recommend a private surf lesson as the instructor will be there to assist and cater to the participant's capabilities.

  • Surf lessons are dependent on the weather, however, lessons will not be cancelled due to rain, if the client chooses to cancel due to rain no refund will be issued.

    Lessons will be cancelled due to thunderstorms/ lightening, winds of over 25 knots and dangerous surf conditions resulting in beach closures.

Please note that the bookings are processed manually and please chat to us before making the booking or you can book with us and your booking is confirmed only once confirmed by the tour operator.

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 (however: 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
  • Please note: If it is deemed unsafe by the operator due to conditions ( as listed above) to proceed at the booking time we will offer an alternative time for the client and if it is not possible due to travel commitments for the client to reschedule a full refund will be offered


Pickup Locations

We operate at the Spit Beach which is located at the end of Seaworld Drive Main Beach. This is one of the best locations on the Gold Coast to conduct learn to surf lessons as it is much more protected than the open beaches of Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. The Spit beach is located approx. 6km from the heart of Surfers Paradise, and just 2 min drive past Seaworld on Seaworld drive. There are toilets/ change rooms, fresh showers and a shop that has meals and refreshments. For self-drive clients, there is all day free parking. Unfortunately, at this stage,, there is no public transport beyond Seaworld, so we suggest if they do not have a car to consider our complimentary pickup service.

Pick up locations:
We offer complimentary pick up from several locations in Surfers Paradise, Main beach and Southport. Due to the limited time we have between classes we have to keep the pick ups to a minimum. The pick ups are for paying customers only as we only have limited spaces available. If they would like to bring their friends we suggest they catch a taxi or Uber.

Hotel Pickups:
Due to the small amount of time that we have between classes for pickups we like to limit the numbers of pickups that we have to do so it is much easier if the clients can come to one of our locations, if necessary we can pick up from some hotels and Hostels provided they are located in Central Surfers Paradise (north of the Q1 as a rule) and not over the Chevron Island bridge. Anyone from Chevron Island we ask to walk over to the Vibe hotel.

  • Beach Road
  • Helen Park Main Beach
  • No Pick up Required ( using own transport)
  • Seaworld Bus Stop
  • UBER


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