Our LocationsGet Wet Surf School operates at 3 locations on the Gold Coast
Where is the best learn to surf beach on the Gold Coast? The local’s favourite, Spit Beach.
Get Wet Surf school have been conducting surfing lessons at The Spit Beach since 2005. The Spit is loved by locals and visitors as it is last undeveloped location on the Gold Coast. A stunning beach with no high-rises and no crowds. The Spit is located at the end of Seaworld Drive Surfers Paradise.
The local’s playground for surfers and families. Get Wet surf school holds the council permit to conduct learn to surf lessons on the beach between the rock wall and the iconic sand pumping, this is a non-bathing zone which means that its only accessible for board riders with a flagged bathing area located just south of the jetty, This means that we have 100’s of metres of beach to choose from for the best surf conditions for your lesson.
This is one of the best locations on the Gold Coast to learn how to surf as the rock wall and the sand pumping jetty create a “safe zone”, unlike the more exposed open beaches on the tourist strip. There are no strong sweeps to push you up the beach and with the big waves breaking out behind the Spits sand banks the waves in close are just right for beginners surfing lessons and intermediates. Once you master the whitewash the green waves beyond the sand banks are perfect.
The Spit beach is located approx. 6km from the heart of Surfers Paradise and just 2 min drive past Seaworld. There are toilets/changing rooms, freshwater showers and The Spit is the home of the iconic Seaway Cafe where you can try their famous crab sandwiches, Barista coffee, home-style burgers and the best chips on the Gold Coast.
Our head office, The Surf Shack, is located behind the Seaway Café in Doug Jennings Park, Seaworld Drive Main Beach.
To find us, just walk down the right side between the café and the amenities block and come in the back gate. Our office is usually attended from 7.30am to 3.30pm 7 days a week.
The Spit carpark has FREE ALL DAY PARKING so you can stay and enjoy a picnic in the park, spot turtles in the seaway or even a SUP lesson in the still water Marine stadium.
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Where does our shuttle pick up from? Surfers Paradise Meeting Location – Gold Coast
Get Wet offers a complimentary shuttle ( conditions apply) for those who don’t have their own transport , We pick up from a central Surfers Paradise location – 10 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise, just in front of the Brooklyn Depot Restaurant approximately 30 min prior to each lesson.
Conveniently located right in the heart of town, this location is walking distance from most hotels and hostels, close to all public transport and right in front of the Bruce Bishop car park.
From here, we will shuttle you to Surfers Paradise’s only designated exclusive surf beach. Our shuttle service is only available to those participating in the surf lesson and only for those who book directly on our website.
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Where do we do Stand Up Paddle Boarding? Surfers Paradise– Shop 35 Pine Ave – Gold Coast
Located right beside the famous “Bumbles Café” Buds beach is the Home of Stand-up paddle boarding on the Gold Coast, Drop in and say Hi to Linda and the girls where you can book a SUP tour around beautiful Macintosh Island, hire your own SUP and have a paddle on the stunning Gold Coast waterways or book your surf lesson. We pick up from here every day for our 10am and 1pm surf lessons.
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Learn how to surf with Get Wet Surf School
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?
Is there a minimum age?
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?
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.
Beginner Group Surfing Lessons
Our 2 hour beginner surf lesson is designed to teach you how to surf, and give you a taste of the thrill of surfing. Joining a group of like-minded people looking for something new.
Private Surfing Lessons
If you’re looking to improve your surfing technique or enjoy a bit more privacy whilst you learn a private surf lesson may be the way to go
Kids Surfing Lessons
Kids are now able to learn to surf or stand-up paddleboard in a fun, exciting and safe environment. They’ll have loads of fun at the beach and learn about the ocean and surf safety.
Once you have experienced the thrill of riding your first wave, there's only one way to improve further!