facebook pixel

About Our School

Here is a little bit more about us. Get Wet Surf School started operating in 2005. What began as a hobby for Kerri soon grew into one of Queensland’s leading surf schools. We understand that our students come to us for a variety of reasons, for some, it’s about learning how to surf and developing their techniques, for others it’s about simply experiencing an iconic Australian leisure activity, so we design our lessons so that you get the most from the experience. Our instructors are not only there to teach you how to surf; they are there to ensure you have a fun and safe experience in an encouraging environment.

Over fifteen years on and we have an amazing crew of instructors who all share our passion for surfing, tourism and customer service. We are very proud of what we have achieved and to be so well respected within the surfing and tourism industries. We work very closely with Griffith Universities Tourism and Business Management department researching tourism trends and experiences.

We actively work with Gold Coast Tourism and Queensland Tourism Events on promoting the Gold Coast and Queensland. Regularly we participate  in media familiarisation, host media events, and television productions such as the Batchelor New Zealand, the hugely popular Chinese I Supermodel, TEQ’s The Great Aussie Reunion and many TV shows such as the Today Show, Saturday morning Disney and Sunrise. We also host many charity events for children and fundraising for local charities, Clean-up days at The Spit and in the Local Seaway, and we work closely with local organisations such as Friends of Federation Walk based at The Spit.

Over the years, we have had the absolute privilege of teaching people like Robbie Fowler, Gold Coast Titans, The Brisbane Lions, Rachael Beck, the MTV stunt crew, The Go Pro team and even the Wiggles for a surfing experience.


Our Promise

Our mission is to exceed the expectations of our customers and industry peers. We will provide a safe, professional and thrilling activity where we will ensure all participants are provided with the opportunity to experience the thrill of riding a surf board using techniques that will make it easy and comfortable to learn how to surf. We are committed to providing our customers with a consistently professional, friendly and high-quality service.

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

Trip Advisor 2022

Overall rating based on Google and Tripadvisor reviews

  • 5 Star
  • 4 Star
  • 3 Star
  • 2 Star
  • 1 Star
Honestly...The Best Experience You'll Have!

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

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!

Get Wet Guarantee

Surf Guarantee

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

Get Wet Guarantee

Premium Equipment

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

Get Wet Guarantee


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.
Get Wet Guarantee

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.

Get Wet Guarantee

Photo Packages

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

Get Wet Guarantee

Uncrowded Location

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

Get Wet Guarantee

Award Wining Surf School

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

Get Wet Guarantee

Qualified Coaches

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

Pin It on Pinterest