experience the thrill of surfing

Iconic Gold Coast Locals Beach

Just a few kilometres from the heart of Surfers Paradise, Where the locals learn to surf.


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Get Wet Surf School is Trip Advisor’s number one surf school on the Gold Coast. With Get Wet Surf School anyone can experience the thrill of surfing. It is fun, safe, and you won’t believe how easy!

The feeling of standing up on a surf board and catching a wave is amazing and because Get Wet Surf School offers the most experienced and qualified coaches and the best location we can guarantee you will stand up on your first surf lesson.


Get Wet is an award winning Surf School in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast

Recently awarded the prestigious Award for innovation in tourism by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council, Get Wet Surf School is also fully accredited Surfing Australia surf school with Surfing Australia Instructors who are the best in the industry. Get Wet holds a Gold Coast City Council permit to operate at The Spit and we are an accredited Tourism operator through QTIC.

We conduct morning and afternoon group lessons all year round and we operate with no more than 6 adults per instructor and 4 children per instructor. All equipment for use during the lesson is supplied and complimentary transfers are available. We will only operate if conditions are suitable for optimum safety and fun.

Book with us Today

Call 1800 GET WET or Click here to book your Surf Lesson.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We know you have a lot of questions about learning to surf and we are happy to answer them all.

That’s why we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions to our instructors. We hope this might help clear up any doubts you have about surfing and our surf school.

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Are our programs suitable for weak swimmers?
Yes they are! Our lessons are held in waist deep water. So your feet will be touching the sand at all times.
Is there a minimum age?
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.
What happens if the weather is bad?
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.
What do I need to bring?
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.

I had such a good time. This was my first time trying to surf and the instructor was very helpful and knowledgeable. It was a lot of fun and i look forward to coming back!


Toronto, CN

Had such an amazing time with the Get Wet Surf School, was my first time surfing and they really were awesome! Got picked up from my Hostel and then driven to the Spit (beach on Gold Coast) where they provided you with wetsuits and Tops then a 5 minute walk down the beach. You were then taught how to surf…


Sydney, AU

It was a great experience. Actually I now wished it was longer. Two hours seems to just fly by when you are having so much fun. Thanks guys.


Kuala Lumpur, ML

Why Should You Choose Us?

Our Surf Guarantee

We will guarantee to get you standing on your first lesson…or you get another lesson FREE!

6:1 Coaching Ratio

Get Wet Surf School offers the lowest student-to-coach ratio on the Gold Coast. This allows Get Wet Surf School to teach you how to surf in a fun and safe surf lesson.

Uncrowded Locations

The Spit is one of the last undeveloped areas on the Gold Coast and it is a true locals spot.

Equipment Supplied

We will provide you with a wetsuit, a rash shirt, sunscreens and a surfboard.

Photo Packages

All surf lessons are captured on camera so you have the opportunity to show everyone shots of you learning how to surf and riding the perfect Surfers Paradise waves.

Award Wining Surf School

Get Wet Surf School is the proud winner of the 2015 QTIC Prize for Innovation in Tourism.

Complimentary Transport

Free transport from you Hotel or backpackers. (Limited to Within 5km of Surfers Paradise and Southport).

*Available only for participants unless the participant is under 10 years old then 1 non-surfing adult is allowed to accompany free of charge.

Qualified Coaches

Get Wet Surf School’s instructors are all fully qualified surf lifesavers and all certified to Surfing Australia standards.

Book with us Today

Call 1800 GET WET or Click here to book your Surf Lesson.

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