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Surfers Paradise: Surf Lesson on the Gold Coast

1. Surfers Paradise: Surf Lesson on the Gold Coast

Meet your instructor and get set up with the proper rash shirt or wetsuit and board and head to the beach. Begin your 2-hour lesson with a safety briefing and basic instruction. Once everyone has caught their first few waves in waist-deep water, you’ll return to the sand for more detailed instruction on stand-up procedures. The remainder of the lesson will be spent in the water with instructors helping everyone stand up. Most participants have low expectations and don’t think they’ll be able to stand up during their first lesson. When you and the rest of the group are successful, there’s excitement all around!

Coolum: Beginner's Surf Lesson

2. Coolum: Beginner's Surf Lesson

Catch a wave and experience the thrill of surfing on this 2-hour beginners’ lesson with an expert instructor. Learn how to surf in a fun and supportive environment that is suitable for kids and adults alike. Listen to a surf awareness presentation and understand how the ocean works and how to surf safely. Learn how waves break, what a rip or a sweep is, and how to spot a safe area for surfing or swimming. Your instructor will teach you what to do if you ever find yourself in a rip and how to get out of trouble. Next, get a quick demonstration and practice how to stand on the board. Head into the water with your newfound knowledge, catch some waves, and feel the thrill.

2-Hour Group Surf Lesson at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast

3. 2-Hour Group Surf Lesson at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast

Get ready for a fun surfing training session of two hours on the famous Gold Coast. Meet at the supplier's trailer, collect your rash/sun shirt or wetsuit and soft beginner surfboard and walk to the beach. Begin with a safety briefing and some basic instruction. After catching your first few waves in waist-deep water return to the beach for some more detailed instruction about how to stand up on the surfboard. The remainder of the lesson will be spent in the water with the instructor helping you to stand up on their surf board. At the end of the lesson return the equipment to the trailer and have a shower to remove the salt and sand. You have the option for you to continue surfing by either taking further lessons or hire the equipment and try yourself.

Noosa Heads: 2-Hour Surf Lesson with Local Instructor

4. Noosa Heads: 2-Hour Surf Lesson with Local Instructor

Learn to surf on the idyllic Sunshine Coast at Noosa Heads, one of Australia's best known surfing towns. With warm water and a safe beach, it is ideal for learning how to surf the waves. Start off with a safety briefing and some basic instruction on the beach before catching your first few waves waist-deep in the water. Back on the beach, take in some detailed instruction about how to stand up on your surfboard before finally paddling onto the wave. Feel the thrill of standing on your first wave with the help of your instructor, who will assist by pushing you onto waves, and offering advice and support to everyone for the remainder of the lesson. Feel free to use the showering facilities at the end to leave feeling refreshed after an exhilarating lesson. 

Gold Coast: Surf Lesson

5. Gold Coast: Surf Lesson

After meeting at the meeting point, hop in the water with your fellow surfers. A coach will be at your side to personally help you catch the waves. Learn how to stand up and ride the waves to the beach. Ride past another surf coach who will be taking photos of you and giving you lots of handy tips. If you're doing well, head out on your own and start tearing it up. When the lesson is finished, head back to the beach, take a load off and get ready for a group photo with your classmates and surf coach. Get changed back at the surf bus, view the photos from your lesson, and have a laugh at some of the wipeouts.

Surfer's Paradise: Jetboat Ride and Surf Lesson

6. Surfer's Paradise: Jetboat Ride and Surf Lesson

Experience the famed surf of the Gold Coast from a unique perspective on a jetboat ride, followed by a surfing lesson. Head to Surfer's Paradise beach to experience the ultimate adrenaline-pumping and action-packed 55-minute jetboat ride. Encounter more spins and turns than you can imagine on this heart-pumping ride as your highly experienced driver takes you through their extreme playground of the Gold Coast Seaway. Afterwards, feel like a surfing pro in no time with a fully guided lesson where you’ll be taught how to paddle, stand and balance to ride the waves back to shore. After a lesson on land, take to the waters to put your new skills into action and hopefully nail a few of those waves. The lesson runs for a total of 2 hours and in that time you'll receive all of the necessary instructions to build up your confidence and learn to love one of the Gold Coast’s favorite pastimes.

From Brisbane: Stradbroke Island Adventure Tour with Lunch

7. From Brisbane: Stradbroke Island Adventure Tour with Lunch

Departing central Brisbane by bus, see some of the local city sights as you travel towards Cleveland. Arrive at the ferry which will then transport you to Stradbroke Island. Once on the island, stroll along the famous scenic North Gorge Walk with your expert local guide. Depending on the season you may spot kangaroos, turtles, dolphins, manta rays, or whales. After the walk, head to a local pub for some lunch and a local beer overlooking Cylinder Beach. Following lunch, make your way down to the beach and enjoy some time sunbathing or swimming. You can also hire a surfboard for an hour on the day. Next, continue to Amity Point and search for koalas and dolphins which can often be seen up-close and personal. The final destination for the day is Brown Lake, a beautiful body of water located near Dunwich, after which you will be taken back to Brisbane.

Learn to Surf Australia's Longest Wave & Beach Drive Tour

8. Learn to Surf Australia's Longest Wave & Beach Drive Tour

Learning to surf at Sunshine Coast’s hidden gem is a truly unique surfing adventure. Only accessible by 4WD vehicles through the Great Sandy National Park is the spectacular Double Island Point. This location features a long sandy point break with waves that seem to go forever and one of the easiest most satisfying locations you will ever learn to surf on. You could be riding waves for 100’s of meters on your first surf lesson. Surfing in a pristine National Park environment is great for the soul and gives you a sense of freedom and a back to nature experience with the wild. Learn to surf in waist deep water with friendly instructors that are highly experienced and fully qualified to get you surfing and having fun in a safe, uncrowded environment. Guaranteed that you will stand up on your first surf lesson! Intermediate and advanced surf instruction also available.

Gold Coast: 2-Hour Private Surf Lesson with Photo Package

9. Gold Coast: 2-Hour Private Surf Lesson with Photo Package

Experience the thrill as you learn how to surf, have a laugh, and make new friends. With a maximum of five students per instructor, you will get lots of attention. Learn the best techniques and tips to get you surfing all the way to the beach. Group bookings are perfect for large families, workgroups, corporate functions, and school groups. Team-building exercises can also be added, customized to your group’s needs.  All coaches and surf instructors are fully accredited and qualified. They are passionate and fun-loving people, with the knowledge and experience to teach you all you need to know. A private surf lesson is by far the best way to learn to surf from scratch or to enhance the surfing skills you already have. This lesson is suitable for beginners through to advanced, with the lesson being customized to your group's ability and surfing goals.

Gold Coast: Learn to Surf Experience with Lunch & Activities

10. Gold Coast: Learn to Surf Experience with Lunch & Activities

Meet at the North Burleigh Surf Club at 8:30 AM for your transfer in a surf bus to the best surfing beach on the day. You'll have one lesson in the morning, followed by a big healthy lunch, and another surf lesson in the afternoon. This full-day learn-to-surf adventure package also includes a dolphin and whale spotting experience, and a boomerang throwing lesson. You will also set off for a cultural walk to Fingal Head lighthouse to learn about the history of the area. Get ready to make new friends and have the time of your life.

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What people are saying about Queensland

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 32 reviews

The instructors were so patient and attentive. Well worth the experience. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her experience. This is something we will do again when travelling to the Gold Coast.

Our guide, Blake, was really supportive and I enjoyed the activity immensely. I actually was able to stand and ride a wave by the end of the class, which was amazing.

Great Instructors, patient, caring and fun. Had a great time in the sea, sometimes unforgiving, but fantastic anyway. Also a great aerobic workout.

Steve the instructor was great, he made everything understandable and fun. I feel like I definitely got my money’s worth.

the best experience of my life. I had a blast and to think I almost cancelled this morning. I highly recommend it!!!