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Go Vertical SUP boasts to be the best on the Gold Coast for paddle boarding lessons, tours and board hire. We operate at the best location right in the heart of Surfers Paradis on the River, as part of the Famous Bumbles Cafe at Budds Beach. Our...more
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19 River Dr | Shop 4, Ground Level, Budds Beach, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 423 716 625
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Most Helpful Review
Reviewed 15 January 2013

A good friend of mine mentioned giving " Go Vertical Stand Up Paddleboarding" a go, as they had hired out some boards. Personnel I thought it would take weeks to get the hang of it, but I was up first go and stayed up! Linda...More

2  Thank Michael V
Linda S, Owner at Go Vertical SUP Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Hi Michael and Tash, Thank you so much for your great review, we believe you made our job easy on the day and we hope you have the opportunity to get out on the water as much as you possibly can. It means a lot...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired a SUP for an hour at Budds Beach and did our own thing .They also have 2 hour tours.This is a great spot for beginners as the water is relatively calm and safe. The boards vary in size and design and are suited...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 October 2018

wow - what an awesome location! beautiful, calm spot of the gold coast water. the instructors were all so professional, helpful and made me feel very comfortable. i would recommend to anyone looking to have a lovely couple of hours seeing the gold coast scenery...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Having never attempted paddle boarding my two girls 15 years and 12 years were in amazing hands with Cass. The girls were up on two feet in no time, learning turns and skills in such a short time. Both my girls had an amazing experience...More

Thank Claire260
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

First time stand-up paddleboarding and was the absolute highlight of our trip. Saw dolphins, peacocks, and toured the local area with our guide, Linda, 10/10 couldn't recommend more.More

Thank tim_silvester
Linda S, Owner at Go Vertical SUP Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Hey :-) thank you so much Tim for your wonderful review! So happy you got to see so much on tour and you did so well SUP'in for the first time! We loved having you along on our tour and hope you enjoy the rest...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Was the highlight of our trip. Linda is so down to earth and truly wants everyone to have the best time. Would highly recommend for anyone, no experience needed as she is such a great teacher. We were lucky enough to see a pod of...More

Thank bianca_mal123
Linda S, Owner at Go Vertical SUP Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Hi Bianca, Thank you for your exceptional review... Yay!! So happy we have been the highlight of your trip.. it means a lot to all of us at Go Vertical SUP! May you have many more happy SUP days in your future :-) and lots...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

My friend and I booked an afternoon with Linda and we had a great time. Not only did we enjoy touring the area and learning more about the Gold Coast of Australia (we are Americans who live in Hawaii), but Linda gave us some tips...More

Thank Julia R
Linda S, Owner at Go Vertical SUP Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Hi Julia, Thank you very much for your fabulous review! It means a lot to us to have happy, positive reviews as it lets us know we are doing great and are on track!! I am so happy you had a great time and you...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

My friend and I have always wanted to try this and we were not disappointed. Not as difficult as I was lead to believe it would be and our instructor was amazing and stuck right beside us when needed and gave us the perfect amount...More

Thank Baramule
Linda S, Owner at Go Vertical SUP Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you very much for your fabulous review! It’s great that you found SUP easy to learn and that you had fun! I hope the photos were awesome and we look forward to seeing you again real soon! Join one of our paddle groups when...More

Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

I had a great time suping with this guys. My instructor Zeng was very friendly and patient :) Reasonable price and great location. This is a must if you visit Surfers Paradise.

Thank PepeCabezas
Linda S, Owner at Go Vertical SUP Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for your kind review we appreciate your time, Zeng will be so happy for your review! We loved having you along to experience our SUP Lesson and really look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. Thank you Linda

Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Had a great private lesson with Kaz, who showed us basic and then more advanced techniques. Would highly recommend her as she was friendly and knowledgeable. However the next day I received a phone call from an upset Linda, who outright accused me of not...More

3  Thank lottylloyd
Linda S, Owner at Go Vertical SUP Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Firstly I want to say that I am super happy that you had a great lesson with our fab instructor, Kaz and that you recommend her to others as she is a great asset to our small business. Next I would like to apologise for...More

Reviewed 24 April 2018

loved my stand up paddle board lesson. the staff were so friendly, attentive and really involved with us and the location was AMAZING! would recommend to anyone wanting to learn or gain confidence!

Thank Emma M
Linda S, Owner at Go Vertical SUP Hire, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Hi Emma, Thank you for your wonderful review... we are chuffed that you thought it was amazing... so happy for you and we hope you get to SUP often now that you are a Pro.... Have fun cheers

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22 March 2017|
Response from Linda S | Property representative |
Hi Our best location for beginners is on the river at Budds Beach in Surfers Paradise. It's wind protected and there is an area where it's protected form boats and current. Also Budds Beach has everything you need to make... More
Feng Z
15 February 2017|
Response from Linda S | Property representative |
Hi Feng We do have participants take part in paddle boarding even if they can't swim as life jackets are available for use! we do recommend you take a fully instructed lesson so you have someone watching over you whilst you... More