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Learn to Surf at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast provided by Go Ride A Wave

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Learn to Surf at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast

Learn to Surf at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast
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Tour snapshot
Enjoy views of the golden beaches of Queensland from the water
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
7
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7961P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from anywhere in the local surfers paradise area
  • Go Ride A Wave Surfers Paradise, Shop 27, The Mark Building, 3 15 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia Start at the Surfers Paradise sign overlooking the beach at the corner of Cavill Ave and the Esplanade at Surfers Paradise. Walk up to the KFC shop, turn left and then look to your right to find the entrance to the Mark Arcade - "Through to Orchid Ave". Go Ride A Wave is the first shop on the left.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from anywhere in the local surfers paradise area
  • Go Ride A Wave Surfers Paradise, Shop 27, The Mark Building, 3 15 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia Start at the Surfers Paradise sign overlooking the beach at the corner of Cavill Ave and the Esplanade at Surfers Paradise. Walk up to the KFC shop, turn left and then look to your right to find the entrance to the Mark Arcade - "Through to Orchid Ave". Go Ride A Wave is the first shop on the left.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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Bek
Mandurah, Australia4 contributions
This was an excellent 2 hours spent. Johnny was our instructor and was so good, gave our teenagers so many tips to improve their surfing. We all went away with things to work on. Lots of fun on a beautiful beach.
Written July 10, 2022
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dgshaft
Portage, MI4 contributions
I did a surf lesson with go ride a wave and they took me from never having been on a board to riding like a champ in no time. The staff were very friendly, playful, and encouraging. They made me feel totally at ease and comfortable on the waves.

I loved it so much I decided to go back later in the week to rent a board for a few hours. The girl at the desk hesitated to rent me a board because, "honestly it's crap out there today and I don't want to take your money, it's not very Australian thing to do." I was super impressed with her honesty and care for her customers above making a profit. I ended up renting the board anyway and she was right that the conditions weren't great, but a bad day on the surf beats a good day otherwise!
Written March 7, 2020
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Hello dgshaft, I stoked to hear you had a great lesson and then wanted to come back to keep practising. You are right though, a bad day surfing is always better than most. We always want you to be happy and safe while surfing and if that mean being honest with people, we are all about that. Hopefully next time you come back you hear us say "It's the best day ever, GET OUT THERE!!" :) Jack
Written March 15, 2020
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SingleDadHolidays
1 contribution
Family
AWESOME - must do - better value than any of the theme parks
Instructor was great. Jovial, easy to talk to, worked great with the kids & the older kid

Recommend starting your first available GC holiday with a morning of surfing. As a bonus if you enjoy the lesson/experience you get discounted hire to go back again
Written January 28, 2021
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Hi smart232, Thanks for joining one of our 2 hour surf lessons. We appreicate the review. We are so happy you thought our surf lesson was better than the theme parks. Please come back again the next time you visit and drop in and say hi. Kind Regards Sam
Written January 29, 2021
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Tab G
2 contributions
The staff are so kind and helpful. I had "Blake" and "Xander." They had such a good attitude about everything and were cracking jokes. They were patient with fellow tourists who may not speak or understand English very well.

I really did stand up (multiple times) on my first surf! The basic instructions they gave for beginners were critical to me building the confidence to just go for it!

My only regret is that I did not sign up earlier! :-)

Just something to consider, the only con about the Surfer's Paradise store is that it could be a bit cleaner and well organized. Felt it was too minimal in the facilities and not the cleanest. I think they cand do better on this front.

Overall still a great first experience surfing and would recommend.
Thanks Go Ride A Wave! Thanks Blake and Xander! Cheers.
Written February 2, 2020
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Hi Tabg7 I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the lesson. Zander and Blake will be over the moon to hear you found their jokes funny. Great to hear you gave it a crack and by the sounds of it had some good successful rides. Thank you for the feedback regarding our store, we are always striving to give our guests the best possible experience and we will definitely take your feedback on board. Hope you keep up the surfing and we will see you again soon.
Written February 5, 2020
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Karlene
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
My 3 kids (11, 9 & 8) had an amazing morning learning to surf at Broadbeach. The instructors Blake and Cailyn were fantastic, patient and spread their time evenly around the group. They both worked hard to provide a great experience in messy conditions. All 3 kids were able to stand up and catch waves on their own. Thank you & we'll be back next time we're in QLD.
Written January 26, 2022
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Mai Pham
1 contribution
Family
My daughter Chau (14) had surfed a couple times before and wanted to further improve her skills, this time with her family friend Tumi (14) and cousins Adriana and Thomas (14 & 12).

Chau was extremely pleased with the coaches here especially Blake and Jason. She said “They were super good at teaching, while still being fun and goofy.” Although I reckon favourite part of going was seeing Chi Chi inside the store.

We will definitely be back in December for some more surf lessons. Thanks for everything 😊

Mai.
Written April 25, 2022
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Dominique M
1 contribution
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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Veda H
3 contributions
First time learning to surf and I had a great time, too. I am 48 years old and surprised myself that I was able to stand on the board and surf some waves. Lachie was so helpful and gave postive encouragement and feedback each time I surfed a wave. This was a last minute booking and I received friendly service on the phone and was accepted for a group booking once I had booked and paid online. Also, loved being greeted by Pork chop the dog. I definitely will rebook with Go Ride A Wave for future lessons.
Written June 19, 2021
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sylvia s
Shanghai, China15 contributions
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
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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stanleychua96
stanleychua96
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excellent surfing lesson
The surf coach was an excellent guy, I learned how to surf and was able to stand and surf in the first lesson.
JohnS5791
JohnS5791
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Really Fantastic experience
We were lucky to have Peter as an instructor and he was really fantastic Working well with both the kids and the ad
R1399MGlauras
R1399MGlauras
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Amazing Experience
Amazing instructors! They make sure everybody's going to have a good experience and ride some waves.
Tally127
Tally127
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Tailored surf lesson
Thanks for an excellent class! Friendly knowledgeable instructor William was a great help in providing different te
Alison R
Alison R
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Great family experience
Our family of 5 had a great time at Go Ride a Wave Noosa! We all managed to stand up and catch a wave and had such
VictoriaM3577
VictoriaM3577
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First surf lesson
Amazing introduction to surfing! Booked on just 40 minutes before surfing and was just me and my friend being taugh
Melindak77
Melindak77
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My son LOVED it
My 10 year old did the 2 hour surf lesson and absolutely loved it. He was standing up within the 1st hour of the le
Jenny L
Jenny L
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Broadbeach “Ride a Wave”
Absolutely amazing!!! Best instructors Liam and Colby. Patient and fun!! Looking forward to doing more , fab way to
O908TKchriss
O908TKchriss
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Great surf lesson on Broadbeach
Had a great time with my wife and I trying to surf for the first time. Liam and Colby were great instructors, kept
654laramcd
654laramcd
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Awesome experience at Broadbeach with Jason
Jason was an awesome instructor and I had a really great experience on my first time learning to surf! It was reall
RachaelThorpe
RachaelThorpe
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Great experience!!
Before I arrived in Surfers, I had never surfed a day in my life. These lessons are structured exactly for people l
timcD1095PW
timcD1095PW
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Amazing surf lessons with awesome coaches!
Booked an amazing 2 hour Learn to Surf lesson with Go Ride a Wave on 2019/12/05. Jason and Jack led an amazing cou
Marty7787
Marty7787
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Awesome
Had a fantastic time, from the moment I booked, too completing the session was a breeze, I was struggling but they
Echolocation6669
Echolocation6669
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THIS WAS AMAZING!!!
My husband and I have never surfed before, not to mention, he is not a huge fan of swimming or the beach. I convinc
honet2017
honet2017
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Surf lessons on the Goldie
Was coached by Liam who handled things like the pro, Kelly Slater. Took them through the risks around surfing and t
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