How To SurfWho we are, and why you should learn how to surf with Get Wet Surf School
How to Surf
Learning how to surf can be tricky but with the right instruction, proper equipment suitable conditions and the right attitude it can be Fun, safe and easy!
Surfing is such an individual sport so everyone learns at their own rate, Get Wet are experts in getting the best results for you and putting together the best pathway in learning how to surf.
The best way’ to start is to jump in a beginner group surf lesson to try it on and see if surfing is really for you. We will do everything we can to make it a fun experience so even if you find it’s not the sport for you. We will guarantee that you have an awesome time with great memories.
Once you have tried the beginner group surf lesson and you are hooked and want, more you can then upgrade to either a 3 or 5 lesson package (your first lesson fees can come off either of your packages as you have already done lesson 1).
After your first lesson your instructor should be able to advise you if you should go for the 3 or 5 package. By the end of your 3 or 5 lessons, you should have mastered the white wash and be ready to hit the green zone (unbroken waves). This is where the fun factor goes through the roof as you start to learn skills such as wave selection, paddling techniques, turning and manoeuvring your board along the waves. To get the best results at this level is to do a private lesson so you have the instructor by your side coaching you in the zone.
Once you start to do private lessons, you will want to transition onto a fibreglass surfboard. We have a selection of different glass boards that can be used in a private surf lesson. You and your instructor can start to work out what will be the best surfboard for you and they can help point you in the right direction to find your first fibreglass surfboard.
Surfing, like any sport the more you practice and the better you get and the better you get, the more you will love it. Surfing is a wonderful sport that encourages a healthy outdoor lifestyle for all ages and is perfect for families and groups of friends. Get Wet Surf school want to see as many people as they can fall in love with this fantastic sport and we will work with you to find the perfect pathway to success.
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!