Hire a Surfboard

You can hire a surfboard on the Gold Coast from a few surf shops, most have beginner soft boards and older well used mini mals. If you want to hire a quality surfboard at a very reasonable price then check out the quiver of boards available on the Gold Coast Surfboard Hire website. You can hire a surfboard by the day or week or even longer.

The problem with hiring a surfboard from a surf shop is you have to find the shop, which can be painful if you don’t have a car.  Then you don’t know what surfboards they have available and you’ll probably end up renting something you don’t want, plus you have to work in with their opening and closing times.

Hire a surfboard

hire a surfboardIf you want the best surfboard hire on the Gold Coast let us know where you are staying and when you want to hire a surfboard and we will deliver it to you. Our specialised surfboard hire service offers free delivery and pick up.

This is where we differ from the surf shops on the Gold Coast, we do a surfboard hire run that stretches from  Main Beach to Coolangatta including Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach, Burleigh Heads, Currumbin, Tugun, Kirra and Rainbow Bay. Choose your rental surfboard from the boards that are available on the website, let us know the dates, the address and then arrive and we’ll meet you there.

You can hire a surfboard from as little as $55 for a one day rental. Surfboard hire prices are by the day or week, $55 for a day or $120 for 1 week. We believe this is the cheapest way to hire a surfboard on the Gold Coast.

There are some surf schools and surf shops that hire by the hour or half day, this can be a very expensive way to hire surfboards, plus you’ll probably be stuck surfing a beginners soft board or waterlogged plastic surfboard. Gold Coast Surfboard Hire is a specialised surfboard hire business that caters for the needs of travelling surfers. Whether you are staying for a day or week we can help you out. Check our the range of surfboards and reserve your rental surfboard today.

If you require surf lessons on the Gold Coast we recommend the 1st Wave Surf School at Main Beach. Contact them for private surf lessons, group learn to surf lessons, stand up paddle lessons and tours and SUP hire.

For any enquiries please contact Reagan on Mobile 0410 400 800

Surf School Main Beach

surf school main beach1ST WAVE Surf School Main Beach provides group and private surfing lessons daily. Phone Reagan on Mobile 0410 400 800 to schedule your lesson.

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

surf school main beachThe 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.

surf school main beach1st 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

1st Wave Surf School

1st Wave Surf School1st Wave Surf School Main Beach is the premier surf school on the northern Gold Coast beaches. Located at the Southport Surf Club only 5 minutes drive north of Surfers Paradise or 1 hour from Brisbane and offering group and private surfing lessons daily.

1st Wave Surf School Main Beach has been providing quality learn to surf lessons for almost 20 years and is a small family owned business the guarantees to provide a personalised service and high quality surf lesson. Group surfing lessons are available daily and offer a fun introduction to catching waves and stand up, whether you just want to experience the thrill of standing on a surfboard or if you are looking for a thorough introduction to learn to basics, these 2 hours lesson are full of information but great fun at the same time.

1ST WAVE Surf School – Main Beach

1st Wave Surf SchoolAll 1st Wave Surf School instructors hold relevant qualifications including current Surfing Australia Level 1 coaching cards, senior first aid and advanced resuscitation certificates, Surf rescue award or Bronze medallion, Qld Blue card working with children check and are registered with the Gold Coast City Council as an accredited surfing instructor. Plus they are very experienced surfers who live the surfing lifestyle.

1st Wave Surf School Main Beach has a reputation for providing a very personalised and quality surfing experience. Private surf lessons and personalised surfing and beach experiences a 1st wave speciality. Private lessons and experiences are customised to suit you. A private surf lesson means you can fine tune your skills or have an instructor work on your specific needs, these lessons are 1 on 1 or you can have a 2 on 1 semi private or your own small group. A surfing and beach experience is a total day out, there are many options and ways you can customise your day including surfing, stand up paddle boarding, beach games, surf fishing, plus sun shelters, beach chairs, food, snacks, coffee and more. Basically we plan a complete day out at the beach for your group.

1st Wave Surf School Main Beach prices:

  • Group lesson, 2 hours $60
  • Private lesson, 1.5 hour (1 person) $120
  • Semi Private lesson, 1.5 hours (2 person) – $180
  • Small private group, 1.5 hours (3+ person) – $80 per person
  • Personalised surfing & beach experience, approx 5-6 hours – From $495

1st Wave Surf School Main Beach operates by bookings and scheduling. To book your surf lesson at or beach experience please phone Reagan on 0410 400 800

Main Beach Surf Lessons

Main Beach Surf LessonsMain Beach Surf Lessons are provided by the 1ST WAVE Surf School. A small locally owned surf school which specialises in private surfing lessons, small groups and personalised surfing and beach experiences.

1ST WAVE Surf School runs the Main Beach surf lessons at the Southport Surf Club. This location offers free all day parking, lifeguard patrolled beach, beach cafe, licensed surf club with bistro and bar, public change rooms, toilets, adjacent shaded parklands with free BBQ’s and kids playgrounds.

1ST WAVE Surf School is licensed by the Gold Coast City Council, Surfing Queensland and Surfing Australia to run Main Beach Surf Lessons. Over the years thousands of holidaying tourists, kids, families, friends, social groups, schools, universities, conventions and workplace groups have all shared the experience of catching their first wave with the friendly 1st Wave surfing instructors.  If you are thinking of joining a Main Beach surf lesson contact Reagan at the 1st Wave Surf School on Mobile 0410 400 800.

1st Wave Surf School runs the Main Beach Surf Lessons

Main Beach Surf Lessons are great fun for family holiday makers and weekend warriors. You can choose between private or group surfing lessons or you can book a personalised surfing and beach experience. A personalised surfing and beach experience gives you a true introduction to the surfing lifestyle and is an amazing day at the beach. You will learn to surf in a relaxed way where you can appreciate the the beach, ocean, surf and sun. Surfing provides lifestyle, fitness, satisfaction and enjoyment, you can try and squeeze it all into a 1 hour introduction or you could allocate 5-6 hours and truly experience it.

Main Beach Surf LessonsA 1ST WAVE  personalised surfing and beach experience is different from the Main Beach Surf Lessons that are run daily. A personalised experience is a customised day for you or your group, it includes surfing or a surf lesson, but there heaps of extra’s including breakfast or lunch, snacks, refreshments, coffee, sun shelters, beach gear, specialised equipment, plus optional stand up paddle boarding, beach tours, surf education, sandcastle building, beach games, in water action photos, surf fishing and more, plus there’s time to take it all in and soak it all up. It’s all included, you just choose the activities you would like to do.

The 1ST WAVE Surf School and Main Beach surf lessons are located only 5 minutes drive north of Surfers Paradise or 1 hour south from Brisbane. 1st Wave is the closest surf school to Brisbane and the northern Gold Coast suburbs. If you are using the G-Link Tram hop off at the Main Beach station and it is about a 15 minute to the Southport Surf Club.

Main Beach Surf Lessons Prices are very competitive considering the small group and personalised service that is offered in comparison to the bigger surf schools who run large groups on strict time schedules.

  • 2 hour group surf lesson – $60
  • 1.5 hour private surf lesson (1 person) – $120
  • 1.5 hour private surf lesson (2 people) – $190
  • Personalised surfing and beach experience (1 or 2 people) – From $495

For Main Beach Surfboard Hire please check out the surfboards available on the website and reserve the board using the online booking form.

For enquiries on Main Beach Surf Lessons or surfboard hire phone 0410 400 800.

Burleigh Heads Surfboard Rental

Burleigh Heads surfboard rentalBurleigh Heads Surfboard Rental is the No.1 surfboard hire business with the biggest and best range of hire surfboards and offering free delivery to all Burleigh Heads holiday accommodation.

Burleigh Heads is a hot spot of the Gold Coast with a mix of cool trendy cafes and bars, restaurants, coffee shops, juice bars, health shops, amazing fashion from local and international designers, takeaway joints and pizza shops. All of this is just across the road from Burleigh Headland which produces amazing surf, awesome coastal rainforest bush walks, picturesque picnic areas, kids playgrounds, surf club and a lifeguard patrolled beach.

Burleigh Heads Surfboard Rental is No. 1!

Booking holiday accommodation in Burleigh Heads is not too hard as there is a huge range to choose from, however finding Burleigh Heads surfboard rental is a bit more difficult. The Gold Coast is not like other beach destinations where you can just walk up to the beach and hire a surfboard. There are a few small surf shops in Burleigh that offer surfboard hire, but they have a limited range of mostly beginner surfboards and hire by the hour which is a very expensive way to rent a surfboard. Especially when you have a week of pumping surf and the weather is awesome.

Burleigh Heads Surfboard rental is provided by Gold Coast Surfboard Hire which boasts the best range of rental surfboards on the Gold Coast. Everything from 5’10” rounded pin performance shortboards, to 9’6″ malibus, beginner foamies, intermediate fishes,  mini mals, fun boards, body boards and wetsuits. There is approximately 100 rental surfboards in the quiver and all are current model good condition surfboards waxed up with leg ropes and ready to go.
Burleigh Heads surfboard rentalBurleigh Heads surfboard rental is only available through our unique delivery service, we do not have a shopfront or pick up address. You advise us of the surfboard you want, the dates you need it, and we deliver and pick it up from your holiday accommodation. This is the cheapest way to rent a surfboard at Burleigh Heads. Surfboard rental prices start from $55 for a 24 hour period and up to $120 for a week. During peak holiday periods most of the surfboards get rented out so make sure you reserve your rental surfboard. There’s no need to pay up front, we are surfers ourselves and understand all about the surf conditions, if the surf’s bad we won’t make you hire and pay for the board. But believe me, if Burleigh point is turning on 200 metre waves with stand up barrel sections you don’t want to be stuck on the wrong board.

Burleigh Heads has a huge range of holiday accommodation directly across the road from Burleigh Beach, some of the most popular located on Burleigh Heads Esplanade are:

Book you holiday accommodation and Burleigh Heads Surfboard rental at the same time. Check out the available surfboards on the website.

Reserve your Burleigh Heads Surfboard rental – Phone 0410 400 800


Holiday Surfboard Hire

holiday surfboard hireHoliday surfboard hire is available by the day or week. It is much cheaper to hire a surfboard than pay for excess luggage on a domestic flight, it’s also much more convenient to have the surfboard delivered to your holiday accommodation rather than having to try and squeeze it in the car or have it tied to the roof on your journey to the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast surf hire  caters for the entire Gold Coast area and as a specialised holiday surfboard hire business we will cater to your needs. Whether you want a high performance shortboard to rip up the waves at Snapper Rocks, Kirra and Burleigh or if you just want an easy longboard to trim along at the waves at Currumbin and Greenmount we will have a selection of quality hire surfboards for you to choose from. Our extensive quiver of surfboards includes shortboards, fishes, mini mals, fun boards, malibus, beginner soft boards plus we also have body boards and wetsuits available.

The Best Holiday Surfboard Hire

Our specialised holiday surfboard hire service will deliver a surfboard to you at your Gold Coast holiday accommodation, we deliver to Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach, Burleigh Heads, Currumbin, Kirra, Coolangatta and Rainbow Bay.  You can hire your surfboard by the day or week, you can even change of surfboard during the week to try different boards.

Holiday surfboard hire is very popular is the school holiday season, we recommend you select and book your preferred surfboard to avoid disappointment. Some of the most popular shapes are the Bender models from Stuart Surfboards at Mermaid Beach, we have four of these board available in sizes 6’0″, 6’1″, 6’2″ & 6’4″. The mini mals and beginner soft boards are also very popular with the amount of people who learn to surf whilst they are holidaying on the Gold Coast.

If you would like to have a surfing lesson during your holiday wee recommend the 1st Wave Surf School at Main Beach, they are an owner operated surf school on the northern Gold Coast beaches which have been running private and small group surfing lessons for over 16 years.

Holiday surfboard hire is also very popular with convention delegates staying in the Broadbeach area. You wouldn’t want to come to the Gold Coast for a convention and not have a surfboard with you. Convention delegates usually hire a surfboard for 2 or 3 days and squeeze in a morning surf before a long day at the Gold Coast Convention Centre.

If you require holiday surfboard hire on the Gold Coast, select your surfboard from the range of boards we have listed on our website and let us know the dates you need it and the name of your holiday accommodation.

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