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Stand up Paddle Lesson
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Stand up Paddle Lesson

By Go Vertical SUP Hire
Recommended by 93% of travellers
93% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 8-75, max of 16 per group
Duration: 1h
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Live guide: English
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  • We supply all stand up paddle equipment including board, paddle and leg rope
  • Life jackets are available on request
  • Storage for small valuables (phone, keys etc)
  • Paddlers should allow 1.5 hours for this experience
  • T-shirts or Rash vests available for purchase
What's not included
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • 19 River Dr, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia
    We are part of the Bumbles Cafe building, just go the the Pine Avenue side of Bumbles Cafe and you will see our shop. If shop is unattended then please look out for us across the road on the beach. It could be we are busy putting a paddler on the water so come on over and say Hi!
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 53190P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age 8 years
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this activity is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Stand up Paddle Lesson?
    Stand up Paddle Lesson price starts from S$53.54. Discover and book Stand up Paddle Lesson on Tripadvisor
    What is the Stand up Paddle Lesson cancellation policy?
    Stand up Paddle Lesson cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Stand up Paddle Lesson on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Stand up Paddle Lesson?
    Stand up Paddle Lesson is hosted by Go Vertical SUP Hire. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Go Vertical SUP Hire on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Stand up Paddle Lesson on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Stand up Paddle Lesson?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 1h. Discover and book Stand up Paddle Lesson on Tripadvisor

    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: 53190P2

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    • You'll start at
      19 River Dr
      19 River Dr, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia
      We are part of the Bumbles Cafe building, just go the the Pine Avenue side of Bumbles Cafe and you will see our shop. If shop is unattended then please look out for us across the road on the beach. It could be we are busy putting a paddler on the water so come on over and say Hi!
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      Go Vertical SUP Hire
      Stop: 10 minutes
      Our shop is located in the Bumbles Cafe building, this cafe boasts a certain uniqueness not often seen on the Gold Coast. Definitely worth a stop for a coffee n cake either before or after your experience
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      Surfers Paradise
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    • Go Vertical SUP Hire
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    • Brain_Family_Oz
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    • Trendonz
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      A great family experience
      Highly recommended! Our guide Lynda was very patient and knowledgeable. She, and Izzy, we’re great with our family in teaching and making sure we all had a memorable day. Boards were chosen for our abilities. The waterway views were scenic and we stopped to see bird life which was really interesting. All in all a great experience and really worth doing!
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    • FainaK_13
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      Wow!
      My non-adventurous mum and I went kayaking and it was a blast! The team at Go Vertical were really friendly and understanding. The equipment was in great condition and easy to use. The location is really central and the beach is nice to push off of. Couldn't have been happier 😊
      Written 11 January 2023
    • 275shenas
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      Great tour of Surfers Paradise waterways. Loved seeing the peahens, peacocks and their baby peacock. Our instructor Dave gave useful tips to those of us that had paddled before and gave instructions to those that hadn’t and had everyone up on their boards and enjoying the trip. Allowed me to use my own board which was great.
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      Great first time paddle boarding!
      If you’re ever in Surfers paradise make sure you do this! First time trying SUP and what a great experience! Linda is so friendly and helpful, really made me feel at ease. The instructor was very friendly and patient with me, always keeping an eye out to ensure I was safe. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone, Linda and her team are the best! Thanks again for a great experience and one of the highlights of my holiday 😊
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      Had the most awesome tour and lessons with Dave he was so patient as neither myself or my partner had ever done it before we are both in our 50s highly recommend for all ages so much fun and great value for money thanks team will so be doing it again.
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      We had a great time out with Linda on the Paradise SUP tour. We weren't complete beginners, but still had a lot to learn. Linda helped us overcome our trepidations about wind, wakes and weather. We finetuned our existing skills and learned some new tricks! Linda is a great tour guide as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and can't wait to explore the area again. Would highly recommend this whether you are a beginner or more advanced.
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      Amazing SUP tour!
      My partner and I received the 2 hour tour as a gift, and it was an amazing time! We both had no prior experience at SUP, but our wonderful and ever encouraging instructor Linda helped us get up and paddling in no time. As the tour went on we felt more comfortable and confident, even getting in to a surfy stance by the end! Had a lovely stroll through the park at Macintosh and Linda helped us to spot a lot of beautiful native bird life. If you’ve ever thought about giving paddle boarding a go, head on down to see Linda for a wonderful lesson and tour!
      Written 18 May 2021
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      I booked 2 hours paddle tour through Tripadvisor and yet it says in this booking that it's 11 am 1 hour beginner group lesson.So there seems to be a little confusion. I am glad that the situation was solved and Linda from Go Vertical was very kind and helpful with us.We had a fantastic morning!It was our first time SUPing and the entire experience was just what we were looking for. Highly recommend Go Vertical SUP!
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    5.0
    5.0 of 5 bubbles16 reviews
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    Sonia R
    40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We arrived without booking and it was closed. 15 minutes after calling their phone we were up on the SUP. Even with the rain it was peaceful and interesting. Ava was supportive and instructed us in no time. Great experience. Thank you to the team
    Written 25 October 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Hey you are welcome! It's great you got to paddle with us, I do recall your phone call asking if we were open on a rainy day and we were only too happy to open to get you on the water.. Points to you both for getting out on the water on a rainy day. We love to paddle in the rain as its very calming and fun. Ava will be thrilled to hear of your 5 star review, she is an amazing instructor and loves to hear the feedback. Thank you for taking the time to review us and we hope to see you again sometime soon :-) cheers Linda
    Written 26 October 2020
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    Tofugirl123
    Sydney, Australia2,931 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    We were a family of four who have never done SUP before. I was quite nervous as I'm almost a non-swimmer (I requested and received a life jacket)

    Linda patiently taught us the basics of SUP and gave us a lot of handy tips. By the end of the lesson we were able to do a stand up start.

    We're definitely going to do this again. Thank you Linda for a very enjoyable morning!
    Written 18 January 2023
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    Oh you are more than welcome! It is so gratifying to see a family pick up the techniques skills so quickly! You all did fabulously! We really appreciate your 5 star review and the time you took to add some description of your experience! Cheers Linda
    Written 15 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Karmen
    Seoul, South Korea1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Linda and Lizi were incredible! It was my first SUP board experience and Lizi was an excellent instructor. I had the best time and this was indeed an unforgettable experience. Thank you so much for sharing the lovely pics as well!! 10/ 10 would recommend.
    Written 13 March 2024
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    lottylloyd
    Gold Coast, Australia2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 paying for my lesson. Including the line “Do you not think you should have mentioned at some point that you hadn’t paid?”

    I had paid....in cash. Before I got in the water. Make sure you have your facts right before you accuse someone of theft and invest in a receipt book. Great way to drive away what would have been repeat customers though 🤷🏻‍♀️
    Written 3 May 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    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 the confusion on your payment, I was not present at this time as I had another engagement and had to rely on a dear friend to take care of payments that day. I certainly did not accuse you of anything, Diane could not remember the transaction and of course it was not written in the book, I simply asked if you had made payment and Diane was sitting with me when I made that call and she was mortified that she got confused on your payment. We apologise for the confusion and hope you can forgive us for a small human error. Again I am so glad you had a great lesson as that is what counts.... Sincerely Linda
    Written 30 May 2018
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Bryan V
    Gold Coast, Australia33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This has to be one of the most amazing and best value “things to do” on the Gold Coast

    Linda provides a great environment to make stand up paddle boarding a breeze in surroundings that are truly breathtaking

    This is value for money in every way. Suitable for all levels of fitness, and for all ages, Linda makes it easy to get up, get going and to explore the local beach and surrounds

    Can’t rate this highly enough!
    Written 6 January 2018
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    Hey thank you so much Bryan for your glowing review! Its great you loved our Tour as much as we do... the area is superb and we love to show it off... thank you for your time to review!! cheers
    Written 9 May 2018
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Scuba V
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Family
    Great day on how to learn to SUP . Our instructor was brilliant very clear instructions and knowledgeable. Plus perfect location especially for first timers . Very easy to get a Grip with SUP . Highly recommended.
    Written 11 June 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    We appreciate your time in writing this amazing review and so happy you enjoyed your lesson! Now that you are a proficient paddler we hope you enjoy your paddling in the future. Thank you for your 5 star review and for choosing us for your paddle experience! Cheers Linda
    Written 12 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Rich M
    Catharpin, VA193 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    Ava was a patient and professional instructor. We enjoyed our lesson at Buds Beach and would recommend this small adventure.
    Written 16 February 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you so much for your 5 star review! Ava is so happy that you recommend this activity! We feel blessed to have her as part of our team as she is so patient and helpful. Ava loves what she does and feels rewarded by your fabulous review. Much appreciated!
    Written 14 May 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Akshaf
    Sydney, Australia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2019 • Couples
    I didn't know what to expect as I've never done anything like this, but this turned out way better than I expected. By the end I was making ways and really feeling the freedom of the board. The instructors were really good and everything was explained well specially the tips. Would do it again 100%
    Written 16 December 2019
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    That’s fantastic that you exceeded your expectations on the board.. proving how easy this is to learn! 5 stars to you too!! We hope you have paddled again after your first experience as it just keeps getting better.... thank you for taking the time to review us and we hope you come see us again sometime soon.
    Written 14 May 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    minnie242
    Gold Coast, Australia207 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2019
    Even in a big group (there were a baker’s dozen of us this morning) and at low tide, you can conquer this fun activity! This morning’s group had a wide age range of men and women from all around the world, including first-timers, sophomores and more experienced paddlers.
    Within 15 minutes we were scattered along the river, paddling and laughing and marvelling at the marine life under our boards. I noted agile fish darting in the shallows, a beautiful round ray the size of a dinner plate, and Linda mentioned dolphins early in the lesson.
    I didn’t see anyone fall in today! I did pick up 5 handy tips for better paddling. My balance over distance is improving.
    Lessons are reasonable in price, or take the Active & Healthy offer. But don’t wait! School holidays are nearly here!! :):)
    Written 6 November 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Love the title of your review!! Well stated!... "while laughing" that's great as you all were doing that... how fun! Thank you for your fabulous review, we love the fact that you had so much fun with us at GV SUP... please come again real soon! more technique tips to come :-) Regards Linda
    Written 7 November 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    minnie242
    Gold Coast, Australia207 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2019 • Solo
    I've been trying to get to these stand-up paddleboarding lessons since March - wouldn't you know it? I finally make it in Winter!! :D Luckily, it was a perfect morning and the river flowed so smoothly, there was a gentle breeze, and the tide was moving out, so really all I had to do was relax and listen to instructor Kaz.
    I've got to confess right now that I'm not a strong swimmer, I don't surf, I'm a bit uncoordinated and I'm starting to wobble if I stand on one leg. But by the end of my lesson, Kaz had me standing on my board, paddling by myself, turning and steering straight. And I've got the photos to prove it! (Thanks, Linda!)
    We learnt on-water navigation etiquette. We were taught very clearly where we could go and where we couldn't. We were taught the all-important safety rules and tips, and everything you need to know about your equipment.
    Most of all, Linda made everything about booking and arriving easy. And Kaz was so encouraging and supportive (well they both are, but Linda was in the office for a while), that before I knew it I was kneeling on my board and paddling into the middle of the river. The water was so clear we could see the fish swimming under us!
    Wear a sunvisor, and sunscreen. Hydrate!. If you've got tricky sinuses, use your spray - it's hard to grab a tissue while you're on the board! Relax, and think of it as 'moving meditation'.
    I can't wait for my next lesson!
    (Note: I am being sensible with slightly sore muscles this evening, and treating my arthritic lower back as usual after moderate exercise. I'm not uncomfortable.)
    This activity is also part of Active and Healthy (thank you, GCCC), but why wait?
    Written 12 June 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    We are so pleased you finally made it to one of our GCCC Active & Healthy Paddleboard Lessons. You took the challenge on & yes... you stood up & paddled! You should be very proud of yourself for giving it a go & getting up on your feet! Well done. It was a pleasure having you ‘on board’ 😉. Thank you so much for your lovely review 😁😁
    Written 1 September 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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