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Surf Programs (Kids)

The perfect packages to have the kids tearing up the surf!





2 Hours

Opening Season


Whether you are a beginner, experienced beginner or an intermediate surfer, our programs are designed to accelerate your surf progression, give you more personalised feedback and provide expert advice.

We conduct children’s surf programs (6-12 years). Our programs are conducted with x3 2-hour sessions. Scheduling depends on conditions and availability. Before you sign your child up to start your 6 hour program it is important for you to identify what level surfer they are. If your child has never tried surfing before we recommend that they do a kids beginner surf lesson’( link to kids beginner surf lesson)  first so that they have a few basic skills and so that you are sure that they will want to complete the program.

If you want to sign your child up for one of our programs, we would assume that you have at least “had a go” and you are confident that they want to commit.

Before they start we would expect that they :

  • Minimum age 6 years Maximum 12
  • Stand on a board using the 4 or 2 step method unassisted by the instructor
  • Ride a broken wave in the white wash ( even just for a few seconds) unassisted by the instructor
  • Be able to identify the parts of the surf board
  • Basic surf safety
  • Recognize hazards in the surf such as rips
  • Be able to swim at least 25 metres in the surf and tread water 
    ** all of these things are covered in the kids introduction to surf lesson

Each day of the 3 lesson program will cover some theory on the beach and of course plenty of time in the water. By the end of each lesson you will have to have reached certain goals so that you can progress to the next level.

Dates for up coming programs

What’s next?

Once you have reached all of these milestones you will be ready to hit the green/unbroken waves. Talk to our instructors about an Intermediate program or private coaching session.


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8am - 3:30pm | 7 Days

Day One (Level 1 beginner) White wash

Review of your skills and knowledge from previous experience.
Basic introduction to waves, conditions, swell, wind and tides.
Correct warm ups and stretches.
Basic paddling technique.
Practice “2 step” method.
Basic board riding on foam board, correct placement of feet etc.
Basic surf etiquette.
Technique review via photos.

Day Two (Level 2 beginner) White Wash

Waves and conditions continued, wave selection.
Different breaks and reading forecasts.
Introducing “pop-up” technique.
Improve paddling techniques and manoeuvring the board.
Body positioning on a shorter board.
Surf safety continued.

Day Three (Level 3 beginner) White wash, potential green waves, conditions permitting

Mastering “pop-up”.
Pushing through the waves.
Sitting on the board.
Turning and catching waves.
Technique review via photos.

What To Bring

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

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?

 574 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!


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We use only the best quality Gold Coast Council approved surf school equipment.

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Complimentary Transport

We provide a shuttle that links to public transport and from the centre of Surfers Paradise.

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6:1 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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After your lesson you can view photos on the big screen & either purchase all, or select from our online gallery.

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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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