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Beginner Surfing Lessons (Adults)

A great introduction to surfing on the Gold Coast!





2 Hours

Can you imagine yourself riding a wave on the beautiful Gold Coast?

Our 2-hour Introduction to Surfing lessons are designed to give you a taste of the thrill of surfing!

Joining a group of like-minded people looking for something new to try is always loads of fun. We get you down to the beach then run through some basic steps that will have you standing up on your board in the safest, easiest way possible and after some basic safety instructions we get you out on the water as soon as we can.

You might only be on the Gold Coast for 1 day and want an awesome photo of you riding a wave, or you may be wanting to tick it off your bucket list, or just want to see why it’s one of Australia’s greatest pastimes, then we encourage you to give it a go. Our surfing instructors are there to make it fun, safe and easy for people of all age groups and levels of fitness. We want you to love surfing as much as we do. All equipment is provided and transfers can be added for a small fee.

For the safety of our participants we conduct adults lesson separately to children’s. For the best results, our adults (13 years +) group surfing lessons run with a maximum 5 student to 1 instructor ratio (this is a lower ratio than recommended by leading surfing bodies). For children’s group surfing lessons (6-12 years ) we run with a maximum 4 student to 1 instructor ratio.

These sessions are an introduction to surfing so you need no experience or skills at all. The instructor is in the water with you the entire time. You can sign up for 1 lesson to see if you like it and if you want more we offer a discount for 3 or 5 lessons.

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8am - 3:30pm | 7 Days

What To Bring

We supply all surf equipment so all you need is swimmers, towel, thongs (flip flops) and a bottle of water.

Shuttle Bus Service

The shuttle is for participants only. The bus can be booked for a small fee. Our lessons are held at The Spit and there's ample FREE parking at our location.

Student Rates

Student rates are applicable to anyone who is the holder of a valid student ID – children, adults and international students.

Children Under 6

Children under 6 years are recommended to do a private surf lesson for their own safety.

Children 6-12 yrs

Children 6-12 and under are not permitted to join the group lessons with adults for their own safety, special exemptions may be made if the child is physically capable but that must be approved by Get Wet Surf School management.

Children’s only classes (for 6-12 year old’s) are held during school holidays and most Saturday mornings. Children’s only classes offer a  4 students to 1 instructor ratio for safety.

Parents are welcome to assist small children in a children’s only class if that are competent in the water.

Public Holidays

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: in line with fair work agreements all of our instructors are paid public holiday rates, so a surcharge will be applied to lessons on official Queensland public holidays.

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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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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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.

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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