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Family Surf Lessons

Family 2 Hours Introduction to Surf Session (Ages 8+)





2 Hours

Families that surf together smile together!

Our 2 hour family introduction to surf session is for participants aged 8+ who just want to jump on a board and experience the thrill of surfing. This is a great session for first timers or some one who has maybe done one or two lessons and just need a bit more help with the basics. The intro lesson is conducted in the white wash, in waist deep water so it’s safe for anyone.

This lesson is highly encouraged for families that want to learn to surf together! However we do require children to be confident in the waves and able to carry their own surfboard down to the beach. If your child is under the recommended age or not confident, we recommend our Kids Beginner Lessons.

If you want to “Get your surf on” you will arrive at the beach in your boardies frothing to get in the water after a quick safety brief. You won’t be ready to join the pro’s at Straddie but we do guarantee we will do everything we can to get you standing up and catching a wave in the white wash in the first 2 hour session

Surfing is such a great sport for all ages and these sessions are designed to give you a taste of surfing and hopefully you love it and want to come back for more.

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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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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
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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.

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