Sunshine Coast
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Our most recommended Sunshine Coast Surfing Lessons

  • Noosa Heads: 2-Hour Surf Lesson with Local Instructor

    1. 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. 

    Scott the instructor was pretty easy going and made sure everyone had fun while learning

  • Rainbow Beach: 4WD Beach Drive and Surfing Lesson

    2. Rainbow Beach: 4WD Beach Drive and Surfing Lesson

    Depart Rainbow Beach to discover a hidden paradise only accessible by taking a 4WD vehicle through the Great Sandy National Park. Arriving at the spectacular Double Island Point, you will find a perfect surfing location, with long waves that seem to go on forever. You could be riding waves for 100’s of meters on your first surfing lesson. 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. Don’t worry if you have never surfed before, you will be taught the basics and will develop through the lesson.  If you're not a complete beginner and looking to progress further with your surfing, we have fully accredited surf instructors with all the technical guidance you need. From learning how to ride the nose on a longboard to more advanced shortboard training.

    had a great surf lesson today, and the location is really beautiful. The water was also nice even though it's technically 'winter'. Really fun experience. Tip: prepare for surfing with some push-ups over your holidays!

  • Coolum: Beginner's Surf Lesson

    3. 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.

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

    4. 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.

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What people are saying about Sunshine Coast

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Absolutely great experience! We thought it was great that the course took place anyway, although we were only two. Lucky explained everything very well and was really patient. We could not have wished for better care. In the end we stood our waves and had a really exciting and funny afternoon. Thanks Lucky and thanks to Go Ride A Wave. Tina & Martin

Highly recommended ... great team of trainers. Small group. Perfect beach. And then there is also that great feeling when you really stand on the board and surf the first time. You don't have to say more here. If you are in Noosa, do this course. There is only one catch: you won't want to do anything else afterwards

had a great surf lesson today, and the location is really beautiful. The water was also nice even though it's technically 'winter'. Really fun experience. Tip: prepare for surfing with some push-ups over your holidays!

Scott the instructor was pretty easy going and made sure everyone had fun while learning

It was a great experience. Nice trainer! We had a lot of fun! Thank U