Surfers Paradise Tours
Learn to Surf at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast
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Learn to Surf at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast

By Go Ride A Wave - Surfers Paradise
Recommended by 100% of travelers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
As one of the world’s top surfing destinations, there’s no better place to learn to ride the waves than Surfers Paradise. Benefit from the personalized attention of a professional surf instructor during a 2-hour class that provides you with surfing basics and comes with hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off.
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$53.80
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Ages 8-80, max of 7 per group
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Enjoy views of the golden beaches of Queensland from the water
  • Get an introduction to surfing that's designed with beginners in mind
  • Choose between a morning or afternoon class to suit your schedule
  • All equipment, including rash vests, are included

  • Professional guide
What's not included
  • Food and drinks


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  • Go Ride A Wave Surfers Paradise, Paradise Center, Shop/26A Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia
    We have a shop in the Paradise Center at shop 26A Cavill Avenue Surfers Paradise at the beach end of Cavill Avenue next door to Hungry Jacks. Find us on Google Maps. We are only 50 meters from the beach and the famous Surfers Paradise Sign.
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    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7961P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7961P2

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    • Go Ride A Wave - Surfers Paradise
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    • Amanda W
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend
      Such a wonderful experience … Arthur explained the basics so well and it made the experience so enjoyable (and successful!!). Beautiful location and step by step break down of Surfing 101. Highly recommend
      Written January 13, 2024
    • sintauvelasco
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommended
      We are a Sydney-based family of four (two girls aged 12 and 9). First time in the Gold Coast. Had so much fun during our surf lesson. We were part of a big group, but had four instructors. They were very attentive to personal needs and capability. They were very attuned to our kids’ feelings to (whether they were keen to go or needed a break). It was physically tough (my fitness level is low); the wind and current was a bit strong when we went, but it was still manageable. Would recommend this activity. Ps: The photos were a big bonus too! Would recommend getting a good group pose with boards (which we didn’t, to my regret).
      Written January 7, 2024
    • matt m
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun surfing!
      Our instructors, Maui, and a Japanese man whose name I forget, were excellent. Maui was the lead and he gave very detailed explanations of surfing and ocean waves. Both were extremely helpful in the water with specific tips and help catching waves. They did a great job and I highly recommend them at the broadbeach location.
      Written December 30, 2023
    • richardjF3963LN
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Instructor Valentine
      We had a great time surfing with Valentine. Focus om having fun and learning to surf. Valentine takes time for everybody and gives good tips to each person to improve. Thanks for this great day Valentine. Cheers Richard and Marieke
      Written December 18, 2023
    • Dixie G
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing!!
      Had sooo much fun, the instructiors were sooo good!!! Their names was Jack, Blue and ahhh don’t temper the last one but he was super nice as well!
      Written December 16, 2023
    • Wander16494877330
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Experience!
      Great experience and the instructors were brilliant!! Made it as enjoyable as possible and have everyone as much attention as possible! Well worth it and me and my boyfriend now have the surfing bug!
      Written November 17, 2023
    • 843maximv
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Really awesome first surf experience
      It was our first time surfing and it was really great to do it at surfers paradise. The instructors Tash and Kaga were really good and helpful.
      Written November 11, 2023
    • 223janet
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun and beginner friendly!
      Such a fun beginner's friendly experience! Had a really fun time with the other learners, and the instructors were great with giving personalized and actionable steps on how to get the form and technique right! Would definitely do another lesson again!
      Written October 21, 2023
    • louiserQ8703RO
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Absolutely amazing
      Easily the most amazing thing I’ve done so far in Australia. The instructors, Blake, Jake and Trent were so knowledgeable and friendly. Felt safe 100% of the time and had so much fun. The instructors helped the whole time for you to get the most enjoyment you could. Highly recommend, Thank you so much.
      Written October 2, 2023
    • haleyandross2023
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Such a fun experience!
      Had such a great time, the instructors were so informative and helpful and the experience far better than some lessons we’ve had in the past. Highly recommend.
      Written May 11, 2023
    • 936minw
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic fun experience
      Blake from Go Ride a Wave was an amazing instructor, he gave really clear instructions, provided positive feedback and had the patience of a saint. We had a fantastic and really fun experience. Highly recommend.
      Written April 19, 2023
    • rael174
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      great surf tutoring
      Lauren and (the french guy - sorry can't remember) were amazing. They helped all the very beginner tourists and got a few standing up. And they also helped my stepson polish his stance and movement. Lots of fun and pride following hard work. Well worth trying 🙂
      Written April 11, 2023
    • garbster
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      My 2 boys 13 & 11 had their 2nd lesson today With Arthur. Arthur was very knowledgeable and the boys learned a lot. Great experience
      Written April 1, 2023
    • JDubbs788
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome Surf Lesson
      Dennis and Blake were awesome instructors! This felt like a challenging spot to learn, but it was an awesome experience and I got to stand up on some waves! I received individual attention from each instructor and felt safe and had a great time-would absolutely recommend!
      Written March 23, 2023
    • erinc0ffey
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sick surf lessons with Trent and Theo:)
      Trent and Theo were great teachers and really helped build my confidence on the waves, would 100% recommend the company as a first time surfer!
      Written March 21, 2023
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    han
    Singapore, Singapore32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dennis was clear and patient, making the 2 hr beginner surf experience less daunting.

    There was more than enough time for all of us to practise safe surfing. Highly recommend this experience to all who love to give surfing a first try!
    Written December 2, 2022
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    Hi Adventure47843699063, Denis loves instructing and getting clients surfing! Thank you for recommending this experience and we hope to see you again soon.
    Written December 8, 2022
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    Dominique M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020 • Friends
    Thank you so much to Will for an amazing surfing lesson - for two hours we couldn’t stop laughing at ourselves. Will explained everything thoroughly and was an awesome (and patient) instructor. Highly recommend Go Ride A Wave if you want to learn to surf.
    Written March 6, 2020
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    dominiquemO3818ZG, Will.i.am was happy to take you all out for a surf lesson. Having a laugh at yourself is definitely something you have to do while learning to surf. Im glad you have fun and if you or the ladies ever want to come back, Will.i.am will be ready for you. Jack
    Written March 15, 2020
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    sylvia s
    Shanghai, China15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Family
    My daughter wanted to do a family surf lesson during our visit to Australia. I was a little hesitant to do surfing since I have two fake hips. Our instructor was very helpful and patient with all of us. We felt very safe! My children are ages 11 and 15 and my husband and I , ages 51, were all able learn! This was all our first time
    Written January 26, 2020
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    Hi sylviapizzamom Thank you for the great review. I'm glad you and your family felt safe and had a good time learning to ride a wave!
    Written January 28, 2020
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    Emily B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Solo
    I did 3 lessons at Kirra this January and couldn’t recommend it more. Specifically my instructor Zander was amazing!! Had me standing up within my first lesson and catching waves confidently by myself by the third I couldn’t give him a better review. Would recommend for people of all ages- I’m 20, definitely really helped me get the hang of it would 100% go back!
    Written January 9, 2020
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    Fiona W
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Family
    My 11 year old is a strong swimmer and was keen to give surfing a try for the first time so we booked her a lesson. The only child in the group lesson, we couldn’t have been more pleased with her experience. The instructors - Brayden, Nikki and Colby - were fabulous. They gave a clear safety briefing and divided their time well with the class participants in the water. My daughter got plenty of attention and was standing up by the end of the lesson which she was absolutely thrilled about. She’s busting to have another go to practice what she learnt. Excellent value - highly recommended.
    Written January 16, 2020
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    Hi FionawA5843ID, There is nothing better than being able to see kids have fun and be safe in the ocean. I'm happy to hear that Brayden, Colby and Nikki met the standard that we strive for our staff to meet and that your daughter enjoyed it so much. I will be sure to pass on the feedback to the team. Thankyou for the excellent review.
    Written February 5, 2020
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    Ashley9090
    Sydney, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My teen went to a class of all beginners on the Gold Coast. Well set up and run. Everyone in the class was riding waves quickly, almost half the class were standing after 2 hours. The instructors Jace and Xander were very professional and friendly.
    Written December 19, 2022
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    TP
    Greater Hobart, Australia42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    Great time. They were very knowledgeable and made things fun. I had a bit of an accident (not surfing related) and Brayden was outstanding He was so calm and helpful Bora also takes terrific photos
    Highly recommend these guys
    Written February 29, 2020
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    Andrea H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    Learn to Surf in Coolangatta with Johny

    During two days of two hours each we learned our first surfing skills with Johny. Johny received us very friendly, offered a comprehensive and easy to understand introduction with practical demonstrations and the possibility to do dry runs. The first surfing experience in the water Johny accompanied with his great experience actively and with good tips. Johny actively helped to achieve the first successes by being in the water with the students, offering start-up help and always giving tips for improvement. Thanks to his active support of the students, we were all able to achieve our first surfing successes. We thank Johny for his great support. It was a lot of fun and we will be back again.
    Written January 11, 2023
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    Good afternoon L6221YMandreah, We are lucky to have such a fantastic coach like Johnny on our team. To hear you had successes makes us all so happy! We appreciate your positive review and will hopefully see you in the line up soon! Cheers Sam
    Written February 7, 2023
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    Jeff T.
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    It was pouring rain during our lesson, but all of our guides were upbeat and made sure everyone knew they were safe and having a good time. It was a big group so we got split up. Our instructor Jason was awesome! He explained everything very well and made it easy to understand. Definitely recommended!
    Written February 12, 2020
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    Hi Jtpnoy2279, Thanks for the amazing review and recommendation. What better activity to do when its raining than one where you're already soaked through! Jason will love to hear the great feedback. Thanks again!
    Written February 14, 2020
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    Carrie H
    Sydney, Australia9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023
    My eight-year-old son loved studying here. We upgraded to a three-day program after he fell in love with the coaching and learning environment in just one class. The coaches were patient and attentive, especially Theo, who helped my son tremendously. We had a perfect experience and plan to visit again when we're back in the Gold Coast.
    Written April 19, 2023
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    Hi carriehN7162ST Thank you for sharing your positive experience! We're thrilled to hear that your eight year old son loved studying with us and had such a great time in just one class. It's wonderful that you upgraded to a three day program and found the coaching and learning environment to be excellent. We're glad that Theo, in particular, was patient and attentive, providing valuable support to your son. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back to the Gold Coast for another perfect experience in the future! Kind regards Sam
    Written May 4, 2023
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