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Beginner SUP Lessons

A great introduction to Stand-Up Paddleboarding on the Gold Coast!

Group or Private SUP Lessons Available on the Gold Coast

The first thing you must know about stand up paddle boarding on the Gold Coast is that it’s super easy to learn with instruction from our fully accredited SUP coaches, showing you “how to” and being with you every step of the way.
In the private lesson you get to learn a lot more about paddle technique advance turns and stances, to generally improve your strength of paddle technique and balance. You will advance a lot quicker in a Private lesson under the gentle guidance of our professional instructor.

Private lessons allow us to cater to your requirements depending on your fitness level so we can go at your pace. The lesson is a full hour so there’s plenty of time to tweak your paddle technique and for you to ask questions and to gain more information on paddling. Immediately after your lesson you have half an hour (free) board hire to practice your skills and the opportunity to ask a few more questions afterwards.

SUP Tours - Go Vertical & Get Wet Surf

Paradise SUP Tour

$70.00 AUD

2 hour Stand Up Paddleboarding tour exploring the beautiful waterways of Surfers Paradise.

Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)

SUP Lessons - Go Vertical & Get Wet Surf

Private SUP Lesson

$180.00 AUD

Fully instructed 1 HOUR Private Lesson including all equipment & photos and an extra half hour after lesson to practice the skills learnt.

Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)

SUP Hire - Go Vertical & Get Wet Surf

2hr HIRE Stand Up Paddleboard

$40.00 AUD

HIRE Stand Up Paddle Board – 2 hour paddle board hire includes leg rope and paddle.

Duration: 120 Minutes (approx.)

SUP Lessons - Go Vertical & Get Wet Surf

Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Beginner Lesson

$60.00 AUD

Fully instructed 1 hour stand up paddle lesson including equipment, safety, basic and intermediate paddle technique & photos

Duration: 1 Hour (approx.)

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?

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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.

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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