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2022 Best Of QLD Experience - Get Wet Surf
#1 of 57 on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast’s #1 Surf School

Can I Learn To Surf?

Download our FREE 'How To Surf' guide to find out how easy it is with Get Wet Surf on the Gold Coast!

Honestly...The Best Experience You'll Have!

Jim Hughes - Surf Development Manager, Surfing Australia 2011-2017

What do our Customers Think?

 634 Reviews | #1 of 57 on the Gold Coast, Australia

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 an absolute blast 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! Great atmosphere, friendly staff!


Brisbane, AU

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Surf Guarantee

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

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Premium Equipment

We use only the best quality Gold Coast Council approved surf school equipment.

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We provide a shuttle that links to public transport and from the centre of Surfers Paradise
When you book directly with Get Wet* conditions apply.
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5:1 Coaching Ratio

We offer the lowest student-to-coach ratio on the Gold Coast. This allows for a fun and safe surf lesson.

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Photo Packages

After your lesson you can view photos on the big screen & either purchase all, or select from our online gallery.

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Uncrowded Location

No high-rises in sight, learn to surf where the locals do - on uncrowded Gold Coast beaches!

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Award Wining Surf School

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

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Qualified Coaches

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

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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.

Most Authentic – Get Wet offers the full “surf” experience! lessons held at the ‘best learn to Surf Beach’ as preferred by Gold Coast locals. When you arrive at Get Wet “Surf Shack” Headquarters you will instantly relax into the ultimate surf zone. Explore undeveloped and uncrowded locations rarely seen by visitors to the Gold Coast.  No crowds, no high-rises, no surf board trailers in busy carparks, just a magnificent beach with the best conditions for beginners and intermediate surfers.

Most professional – Winner of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council Award for innovation, Get Wet Surf is the leader in providing a high-quality experience. Local Gold Coast family owned and operated since 2005, Get Wet Surf is the most respected in the industry.

Safest – Get Wet Surf conducts all lessons with the lowest participant to instructor ratio in Queensland (5:1 Adults and 4:1 Children), our beginner lessons are held in small waves, and waist deep water. Our instructors are all fully qualified surf life savers and are in the water with you the entire time. We use soft safe surf boards that are easy to stand on and full sun protection is included.

Learn to surf Gold Coast

Your local surf experience begins with a short *complimentary transfer from central Surfers Paradise where you get to explore undeveloped locations rarely seen by Visitors. You will arrive at the best beginner surf location, as voted by Gold Coast Locals. If you have a car feel free to drive as parking is free all day and you can stay and explore this magnificent location.

Get Wet Surf School’s highly experienced instructors will run you through the basic safety steps on the sand then take you into the water with a maximum of 8 people per instructor on each class, the instructors are with you in the water the entire time, guiding you, so they will have you catching your own waves in no time.

A local family owned and operated award-winning surf school established in 2005, Get Wet will welcome you like a local and guarantee you thrills, spills and loads of smiles.

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.

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?

Safety is our priority, Children’s only lessons are held for children from 6-12 Years . Children 13 and up can join our group lessons with adults. Children under 6 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 if you are not able to reschedule.

What do I need to bring?

On the beach you will only be needing swimmers and a big desire to surf and have fun. We will provide you with a wetsuit, rash shirt, sunscreen and of course … a surfboard. It is a good idea though to wear thongs ( flip flops) to walk on the sand and a towel for after the lesson. We do have secure onsite storage for your belongings.

How do we get to the lesson ?

If you have your own car you are best to drive to the Spit as the parking is free all day and you can stay and enjoy the best beach on the Gold Coast.

If you require public transport, the bus terminates at Seaworld so we run a shuttle service from several pick-up locations. See our pick-ups list in our About tab.

Can I use my own board, rashie or wet suit?

When joining a group lesson, it is a Gold Coast City Council requirement that each participant is wearing the surf schools’ clearly identifiable logo and the instructor must also be identifiable in a different colour – this is so the beach lifeguards know you are all together and that the surf school is abiding by the requirements for instructor to participant ratio.

It is also a Gold Coast City Council’s safety requirement that the participants are given approved “soft safe” surf boards with flexible fins and no fiberglass in its composition. If your board fits these requirements you can use it.

Using your own wetsuit is absolutely fine provided our rash shirt is over the top. If however you are doing a private lesson you can use your own board.

Can I purchase a gift voucher?

Yes you sure can. If you would like to purchase a gift voucher for someone its very simple to do on our web site and the vouchers are valid for 24 months.

All you have to do is click the book now button, choose the product you want to purchase ie: private lesson, beginner lesson etc- click on that product, on the right had side select the quantity and then scroll down below the calendar to where it says BUY GIFT CARD and click on that tab. From there you just fill in the recipients details, if you want the voucher emailed to you make sure you pop your email address in. The voucher will be automatically generated and sent. When you give it to the lucky recipient they simply book in on our web site and use the code to pay.

Can I Learn To Surf?

Download our FREE 'How To Surf' guide to find out how easy it is with Get Wet Surf on the Gold Coast!

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