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Learn to Surf at Noosa on the Sunshine Coast
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Learn to Surf at Noosa on the Sunshine Coast

By Go Ride A Wave Noosa - Surf Lessons
Recommended by 98% of travellers
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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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  • Professional guide
  • All necessary equipment
What's not included
  • Food and drinks


Start:
  • Claude Batten Drive, Claude Batten Dr, Noosa Heads QLD 4567, Australia
    Turn left into Hastings Street and continue towards the river mouth. When you get to the last shops you still have another 600 meters to go. Continue through the Noosa Woods until you find the Go Ride A Wave trailer at Beach Access No 11.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • 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: 7961P1

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

    • 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: 7961P1

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    • Go Ride A Wave Noosa - Surf Lessons
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      Australia
      Joined in March 2011
    • F1121TFclairef
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience!
      Great first session of surf in Noosa! Valentin was perfect as instructor, I had a great time with him and the group! 🏄‍♀️
      Written 20 May 2024
    • didr2023
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Surfing lesson in Noosa, sorry no time for photos!
      I have only been on a surfboard once before in 1986 in Manly with 25 meters waves and -30degrees (well…that’s what it felt like at the time!). I drank 19 litres of water, didn’t catch anything except a bloody back and toes thanks to the triple fins and a massive headache, so…I gave up! I was told afterwards by my mates that they only surfed in these conditions and had been surfing since their mums were pregnant! They had promised to teach me so I stupidly followed to impress my girlfriend. For my 61st birthday, my darling daughters decided they would force me to have surf lessons before I tackle Kite surfing! What a Great idea that was! After feeling sick all night and bitting my finger nails off, I decided not to be a wimp and went for my first lesson (2 more to go). What can I say?….Rees, our instructor was really great! Patience must be his middle name! He made us feel confident, showed us the ropes and made us believe that we could do it! Ok…I was not as good as I was hoping to be by the end but please…give me a break! The young girls (ladies actually) who were with me, all did much better! They managed to catch a few waves and stand up! So I take it as a sign! I will do much better next time! Maybe I’m a slow learner! Apart from that….I strongly recommend that surfing school! The experience was great and….not one mouthful of water and I still have all my toes! That’s got to be good. Most of all…I can’t wait to go again for my next lessons! See you soon guys and I’ll make you proud!
      Written 24 March 2024
    • ClareO365
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fab beginner lesson surfing with great jmatrix for valentine
      This session was great value for money. Simple effective instruction on a beautiful beach. Valentine our Argentinian instructor was so friendly and helpful and worked hard to help us all. I loved his practical Tips and his style was very calm reassuring and positive. Thank you. Would highly recommend this to any beginner surfers. Truly an amazing experience
      Written 23 January 2024
    • TomKelly1998
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great intro to surfing
      A great intro to surfing with Whitney and Matt. A good briefing and they explained the basics really well. I was able to stand up on the board a few times and they helped throughout the session, giving great tips and feedback. Thoroughly enjoyed 👍
      Written 19 November 2023
    • U2151IBlaurav
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience and great instructor
      We did a 2 hour surf lesson. We had never surfed before and it was perfect for beginners! Our instructor, Matt, was such a nice guy! He was very helpful and gave us good instructions before we hit the waves. But most of all, we had so much fun! 10/10 recommend!
      Written 6 November 2023
    • 683marleenk
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect surf lesson for children
      My daughter (8 years) had the best time with Marit. They spoke the same language so that was perfect, she explained everything well and was really positive when my daugther was surfing on a wave!
      Written 4 August 2023
    • TravelMan121212
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Informative and Fun
      Informative and Fun, I was fully riding waves on the first lesson with no prior experience, highly recommend!
      Written 2 May 2023
    • U4339KDchristined
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Well Worth the Experience!
      Hands down the best experience our son has ever had at Noosa! His surfing has improved thanks to the guidance and encouragement he received from the genuinely, friendly and knowledgeable coaching staff! Well worth the experience!
      Written 5 April 2023
    • Ec_5678
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Brilliant
      Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an intro to surfing in Noosa, Scott gave us a great intro and supported us to get the most out of the session - wish we had time to go again!
      Written 7 November 2022
    • 645tahliw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect surf lesson
      Easy and fun surf lesson. We were beginners. Helpful tips, confident locals. Would definitely recommend.
      Written 8 October 2022
    • tanyac179
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Large groups - average experience
      Some confusion over access/ meet point as we were told 14 on the phone it was different. Worth double checking as we weren’t the only ones who were confused. Late starting as they wait for late comers. Equipment is in good condition. Lovely area to surf/ learn to surf. Very large groups - although they do have several instructors out in the water. If you have children you’ll need to ensure they are confident asking for help otherwise they get overlooked. Not sure I’d recommend or book again based on this.
      Written 19 April 2022
    • 7Martine7
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend these guys.
      Our Teenage boys did the 3 day surf school and they loved every second of it! Scott is a brilliant instructor, he is really cool and encouraging, he gave them lots of great tips and tricks. Our boys were standing up from the very first wave they caught and it just got better from then on. We would definitely recommend this company and location!
      Written 4 December 2020
    • 314tonyap
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Personalized Instruction
      My daughter and I had a fantastic time with Go Ride A Wave Noosa. Our instructor, Scott was friendly and helpful for our lesson. Improvement with each wave as Scott was attentive to our rides and continued to give tips and instruction. Hope to visit again for further lessons!
      Written 19 February 2020
    • KatieB666
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fab instructor and experience
      I was really nervous before our surf lesson but Scott our instructor was great at making you feel confident and getting you out into those waves and giving it a go. He was good fun and my other half especially managed to stand up quite a bit and appreciated the extra tips Scott gave him on technique and style to further improve. Plenty of time as well and you get out in the water pretty quick so not wasting all the lesson time on the sand. Couldn't recommend more.
      Written 11 September 2019
    • amandapandahk
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great afternoon with Scott
      Our two kids ages 9 and 11 really enjoyed their afternoon lesson with Scott who was very patient and encouraging......most importantly they had fun and really got the hang of it and got going. Would definitely recommend Go Ride A Wave/Scott.....if we’d had more time we’d have done more sessions.
      Written 21 July 2019
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    Malcolm P. Australia
    Melbourne, Australia63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021
    Really friendly guys and great location to learn. Went with wife and two teenage children.

    I'm 55 and fit, but a bit overweight.

    On the second day, when we only hired boards, rather than took a lesson, I got up about 5 times, some runs as long as 10 or 15 seconds.
    Written 11 July 2021
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    It is great to hear that you enjoyed the surf lesson and even better that you then went on to hire some surf boards and also had success. Well done. Peter
    Written 25 July 2021
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    Rachel P
    London, UK40 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    My friend and I booked onto the two hour course. I had had a surfing lesson eight years back but couldn't remember much about technique etc. My friend had never tried it before. We were a small group and were further split into two groups - those who had done it more recently/more confident and those who were total beginners/novices like myself and my friend. There were only three in our group. Our female instructor was friendly and approachable. It was a fairly quick theoretical lesson on the sand but we went through everything we needed to go through and could ask questions. I was thrilled when I managed to stand up first time in the water and caught several more waves. The two instructors helped spot good waves and gave us the push we needed. The male instructor wasn't quite as chatty or forthcoming but was helpful in the water which was the main thing. We were required to take down our own surfboard to the beach and back up again after the lesson. I understand why this was done but I have to say that I really quite struggled carrying my board atop my head all the way back being small and lightweight, on hot sand too. That was the only 'negative' though really. Oh, and the fact that I didn't get any photos to prove my success (next time!).
    Written 12 May 2020
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    Rachel
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    My four children really enjoyed their surfing lesson yesterday in Noosa. Scott was great with them all. The waves were a little bigger than we expected, but Scott was encouraging and had a good laugh with them when they fell on the boards. By the end of the session, the eldest three were catching and standing up on almost every wave they could, which was so great to see. I'm so glad they had the opportunity to have a go at it.
    Written 24 February 2023
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    Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience of your children's surfing lesson in Noosa with us. It's fantastic to hear that your children were able to progress quickly under Scott's guidance and that they were able to catch and stand up on almost every wave. We are delighted that your children had such a great time surfing and we hope to see you all again soon for another exciting day on the waves!
    Written 8 May 2023
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    Olivia S
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022 • Friends
    Me and Melissa had an amazing time surfing with you guys. We got up so many times and definitely got our moneys worth. The instructors were incredible and we learnt so much useful and retentive information, couldn’t recommend more! Thanks so much guys <3
    Written 12 December 2022
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    Hi Olivia, Thank you so much for the positive review. Having qualified friendly instructors will make your time in the water all that more fun. Cheers
    Written 7 February 2023
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    Ben F
    Leeds, UK4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a great morning learning to surf with Scott and Idra. They were both incredibly helpful and managed to get us all stood up and riding some waves! Would fully recommend everyone to give it a go if you’re in Noosa as it was a lot of fun and the location is perfect for those that have never surfed before!
    Written 2 April 2023
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    It's great to hear that you had a fantastic time learning to surf with Scott and Indra! Noosa is indeed a perfect location for beginners, and it's wonderful to see that you would fully recommend it to others. It's always satisfying to try something new and challenging, especially when it results in such an enjoyable experience. Thanks for sharing your positive review!
    Written 8 May 2023
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    pervier j
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    Amazing surf lesson with go ride a wave Noosa. Thank you Valentin for all of your advices, your patience and your sense of humour that gave rhythm to the lesson. It was the best surfing course I've ever taken and we were really able to make progress in 2 hours. 100% recommended !
    Written 6 January 2024
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    We are very happy to hear that you had an amazing surf lesson with Go Ride a Wave Noosa! Valentin's advice, patience, and sense of humor evidently contributed to making it the best surfing course you've ever taken, and it's fantastic that you were able to make significant progress in just two hours.
    Written 15 January 2024
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    Diego A
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Family
    Attended a 2hr surf lesson with Eugenio and Valentin. Both were very friendly, provided constant feedback throughout the session and were all around great instructors. I would definitely recommend Go ride a wave if you are a complete beginner and want to learn the basics to get into the sport.
    Written 15 January 2024
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience with Eugenio and Valentin at Go Ride a Wave! We're delighted to hear that you found them to be friendly and supportive instructors during your 2-hour surf lesson. It's fantastic that they provided constant feedback, making the learning experience enjoyable for you as a complete beginner.
    Written 15 January 2024
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    Sophie T
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I booked a babysitter so my husband and I could hit up a childfree surf lesson together. We both had an unreal time, caught heaps of waves, and thoroughly enjoyed being out there in the water. Mariot let us know all the ins and outs, was a great instructor and I recommend you try it for yourself 😀
    Written 22 July 2023
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    Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that you and your husband had an amazing time during your childfree surf lesson with Marit. It brings us immense joy to know that you caught plenty of waves and thoroughly enjoyed the experience in the water. We take pride in our instructors, and it's fantastic to hear that Marit provided you with excellent guidance and made the session truly memorable.
    Written 26 July 2023
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    Jamie S
    Brisbane, Australia34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2021 • Family
    My two children (10 and 14) had a 2 hour beginners lesson at Noosa main beach an both stood up within minutes of starting the lesson. The instructor was fantastic and really helped the kids and made it fun. They were both beaming for hours afterwards.
    Written 17 January 2021
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    Hi Jamie, It is a great feeling to see the kids happy after catching and standing up on some waves for the first time. The beach at Noosa is a great place to start. Cheers
    Written 7 February 2023
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    Poppy M
    Melbourne, Australia63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Friends
    Valentine taught us, how to surf in one lesson. He instilled us with confidence to excel at the sport and has made us want to continue in the future. He gave us straightforward instructions on the sand and then we got straight into the water. We had about an hour and 15 in the water which was heaps of time! Would 100% go again!
    Written 20 February 2024
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    Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback! W Our goal is to provide straightforward instructions and maximize your time in the water, ensuring a great experience. We look forward to welcoming you back for another session soon!
    Written 7 May 2024
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