Private surfing lessons are available for beginner and intermediate surfers with the preferred times being 6am and 7.30am. Group learn to surf lessons are available at 10am and run for 2 hours.
1ST WAVE Surf School Main Beach is the Gold Coast City Council licensed and approved surf school for the Main Beach area. Main Beach is at the northern end of the Gold Coast beach and is located 5 minutes drive from Surfers Paradise and 1 hour south from Brisbane. The preferred surf lesson location is at the Southport Surf Lifesaving Club, this location offers all day free parking, beach cafe, beachfront surf club bar and restaurant, public toilets and changing rooms, lifeguard patrolled beach, plus adjacent shaded parklands with BBQ’s, picnic tables and kids playgrounds.
1st Wave Surf School Main Beach
The 1st Wave Surf School Main Beach operates from the big learn to surf van which is parked in the beach car park near the yellow lifeguard tower. All lessons are scheduled on a daily basis and occasionally times change to suit the surfing and weather conditions. Bookings are required, at least 24 hours notice is requested however sometimes bookings can be accommodated at last minute or short notice. For any last minute bookings a phone call is preferred.
A 1st Wave Surf School Main Beach learn to surf lesson is a fun introduction to surfing. These lessons run for 2 hours and all equipment is provided for you including soft beginner surf board, identifiable sun shirt, wetsuit (when required), sun cream and drinking water. All 1st Wave Surf School Main Beach Surfing Instructors are experienced surfers and hold the relevant accreditation and are licensed surfing instructors.
During your beginner learn to surf lesson you will learn about surf conditions and surf safety, parts of the surfboard, how to correctly position yourself on the surfboard, how to catch waves, how to paddle and how to stand up on the surfboard. The beginner surf lesson is structured on a 3 stage process with you surf instructor in the waves and assisting you the whole time.
Beginner learn to surf lessons are held in waist depth water catching white wash waves. You will not be taken out the back where the waves are bigger and more powerful. You will be able to stand and walk the whole time you are in the water and avoid any dumping or crashing waves. The goal of the beginner lesson is to catch a wave and stand up.
1st Wave Surf School Main Beach uses the latest designed soft beginner surf boards from Softech Softboards. These surfboards are made of foam and rubber making them much safer to use plus giving the surfer confidence that they won’t get hurt if they get hit by the surfboard. There is a range of sizes available catering for small kids and large adults . Beginner surfboards are a bigger surfboard which makes it easier to catch waves and stand up, the softech surfboards use the latest technology, materials and design to make quality beginner surfboards which provide a easier introduction to surfing for beginner surfers.
1st Wave Surf School Main Beach provides surfing lessons during the morning and then stand up paddle boarding lessons, tours and hire in the afternoon. Stand up paddle boarding is an amazing experience and the protected waterways of Surfers Paradise provide an amazing paddle location where you are surrounded by skyscraper buildings, multi million dollar waterfront homes, plus mangroves, estuaries and bird reserves. Stand up paddle boarding lessons, tours and hire are also available daily with the preferred locations being at Budds Beach, Surfers Paradise and Narrowneck, Main Beach.
1st Wave Surf School Main Beach prices:
- Beginner group learn to surf lesson – $60
- 1 on 1 private surf lesson – $120
- 2 on 1 semi private surf lesson – $180
- Private group surf lesson (3+ people) – $80 per person
Private Stand up Paddle introduction lesson and tour (1.5 hours)
- 1 person $110
- 2+ people – $55 per person
1st Wave Surf School Main Beach is a small locally owned family business that is run by born and bred Gold Coast surfers. All lessons are personalised experiences with a focus on providing an amazing introduction to surfing and beach culture. Surfing is much more than just standing on a surfboard. Surfing offers lifestyle, fitness, satisfaction and enjoyment.
Book your surf lesson today with 1st Wave Surf School Main Beach and be introduced to an activity that could change your life.
Phone Reagan to join a surf lesson at Main Beach. – Mobile 0410 400 800