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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 is a SUP?

SUP stands for Stand Up Paddle Board. It is a non powered watercraft a lot like a surfboard, just bigger. You stand on a SUP and gently manoeuvre around at your own pace.

Will I get wet?

I will be honest with you… even the best of us occasionally fall into the water and this is half the fun. Mostly you will stay dry as it is very easy to learn and keep your balance.

Do I need to know how to swim?

No you do not need to know how to swim. If you fall into the water you will be wearing a life jacket and you will be very close to your board making it quick and easy to climb back on.

Can I ride a SUP if I have never done it before?

Yes absolutely, Stand Up Paddle Boarding is for the professional daily SUP users all the way down to the complete beginners who want to try something new and have some fun…even kids.

What do I need to bring?

It is best to bring the following:

Sunscreen or any other sun protection you require

Rash vest or long sleeve T’shirt for sun protection is advised, we do have some available for our participants but if you require special sizing you may need to bring it with you.

Towel, drinking water, Cap (secure in windy conditions), change of clothes

*Small items/valuables can be stowed or left in Go Vertical’s car whilst on tour, best only to bring what you need.

Are there any height or weight restrictions?

Your height and weight can determine your balance ability. We will put you on a board that is suitable for you according to this information. However, this may change depending on the individual, there are no restrictions.

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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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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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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