experience the thrill of surfing

Get Wet is a COVID SAFE environment and adhere to Government regulations

We practice strict social distancing
Surfing is a non contact sport
All shared equipment is sanitized where necessary
Hand sanitizer is provided for customers and staff

If you have to cancel due to COVID symptoms withing 24 hours of your lesson start time we will waive the standard 20% re booking fee so you can reschedule


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 – lessons held at the ‘best learn to Surf Beach’ as prefers by Gold Coast locals. Explore undeveloped and uncrowded locations rarely seen by visitors to the Gold Coast.  No crowds, no high-rises just 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 are the leaders in providing a high-quality experience.  Local Gold Coast family owned and operated since 2004, Get Wet Surf are the most respected in the industry, recently being awarded the Trip Advisor Hall of fame award for outstanding service. 

Safest – Get Wet Surf conduct all lessons with the lowest participant to instructor ratio in Queensland (6:1 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 your accommodation 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.

As the Gold Coast only non-bathing, dedicated surf beach, the Spit offers small waves, no strong sweeps and no crowds, well known as the safest little surf beach so close to the heart of Surfers Paradise. Ensuring your experience is fun, easy and above all safe.

Get Wets highly experienced instructors will run you through the basic safety steps on the sand then take you into the water with a maximum of 6 people per instructor on each class, the instructors are with you I 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.

After the lesson you will get to view your photos and re live the memories before our complimentary shuttle returns you back to your accommodation. *Conditions apply

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.

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 12 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.

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.
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 About us tab

Is your shuttle service free?

Our shuttle service is complimentary for participants only who book directly with us online. If you are booking through a 3rd party website, conditions apply.

The shuttle is not available for spectators as we need to reserve the seats for those surfing. If the participant is under 12 we allow 1 adult to accompany them in the shuttle.

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

nice coach, amazing day! 教练非常棒!!准时来宾馆接,2小时收获很大,觉得冲浪也没那么难,还想继续学呢。一个教练还给我们照了一些冲浪照片 我非常喜欢!价格很合理!

A TripAdvisor China Member


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 Location

We operate at a stunning central location on the Gold Coast. The Spit, Seaworld Drive, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast.

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 your Hotel or backpackers. (Within central 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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