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Stand up Paddle Lesson
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Stand up Paddle Lesson

By Go Vertical SUP Hire
Recommended by 91% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
₱2,377.38
per adult
from
₱2,377.38
per adult

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Ages 2-75, max of 16 per group
Duration:
1h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English


  • 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


Departure details
  • 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!
Return details
  • Returns to original departure 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 travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers 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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers

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

What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Stand up Paddle Lesson?
Stand up Paddle Lesson price starts from ₱2,356.37. 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

Itinerary
  • 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!
    See address & details
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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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    Pass by
    Surfers Paradise
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

aimeel0u94
aimeel0u94
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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 a
liviun398
liviun398
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Go Vertical SUP
I booked 2 hours paddle tour through Tripadvisor and yet it says in this booking that it's 11 am 1 hour beginner
slazic890
slazic890
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Stand up paddle boarding
This was our first time on stand up paddle and we loved it. Our tour guide Sim was amazing. She gave us lots of tip
bronwynm891
bronwynm891
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Amazing
A wonderful activity run by a very accommodating lady who will go out of her way to make sure you enjoy your experi
mish251
mish251
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Private Paddle
Great morning learning SUP, I am terrified of the water but really wanted to learn and our instructor Linda was ama
Mmszulinski
Mmszulinski
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Great 1st time SUP!
Absolutely loved it!! Family if 4 - 2 boys, myself & DH - great morning activity. Linda was really friendly and hel
GrantF339
GrantF339
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Sup tour
Good fun on private sup tour this morning. Instructor Amar was very knowledgeable and made it easy for me to learn
aidu19
aidu19
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An amazing experience
Did the Paradise tour, I had never tried SUP before and absolutely loved it. Linda was very friendly and a great in
minnie242
minnie242
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Wonderful instructors, great location
I'm not someone you'd think would find this activity easy or fun, or even appealing, knowing my age. But I'm here t
Clarke-Battershill
Clarke-Battershill
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BRILLIANT!
WOW! So, I met Kaz at the shop, and she took me for a lesson! It was AMAZING. She was super fabulous, everything
babygurl8419
babygurl8419
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awesome tour!
Went on the stand up paddle board tour on Monday with a friend and we had a great time! Our instructor was super pa
Alison Paula O
Alison Paula O
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Highly recommend
This was my first time doing stand up paddle boarding. Had the best morning with Linda, she’s a brilliant and fun i
CroxleyJD
CroxleyJD
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Backpackers Must Do
We booked our SUP hire through our hostel (Budds Inn) which got us a $5 discount. We booked a two hour hire which g
Z8491CFkarenk
Z8491CFkarenk
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Wonderful Time Learning How to Stand Up Paddle Board
We did the 2 hour Stand Up Paddle tour and had a great time. This was the first time I have SUP'd and love it. Felt
melb0urnecity
melb0urnecity
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Amazing
Had an awesome time doing SUP for the first time. The scenery was spectacular and it was a good exercise. Recommend
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Evan C
4 contributions
Amazing experience with instructor Chloe. Was able to stand up within a few minutes and was able to "master" within half an hour. Great fun with an encouraging instructor, who gave me amazing tips on how to paddleboard with ease. Fell in once while learning how to turn the board, and another time at the end of my lesson from light waves, but all still great fun.

Note: due to timing and bookings, technically had a private lesson (as there was no one else booked for the afternoon in which I came [14/4/2021 @ 2 pm]). Also since no bookings after my lesson, was able to paddle around the bank area for an extra 30 minutes (advised by my instructor as there were no other lessons booked after me)

Also a quick addition; I was a walk-on and was lucky enough to get this amazing lesson, but probably should book :).
Written 14 April 2021
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837LindaS837
Wow Evan you really did get lucky in creating a private lesson for yourself... sometimes walk ins do create fabulous opportunities! So happy you had a great experience on the water and with our awesome instructor, Chloe. Chloe will be so happy to hear of this review! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and we certainly hope you keep paddling and we hope to see you again sometime soon. Kind regards Linda
Written 15 April 2021
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Kathy
2 contributions
Our teenage daughters and their Aunty had a fabulous first paddle board lesson with Ava. She was an exellent teacher, very patient and encouraging and had then all standing and paddling around in no time. It was a great morning for them all.
Thanks so much Ava.
Written 10 March 2020
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837LindaS837
We are so grateful for your fantastic review! Ava is one of our newest team members and she excels in teaching children... she will be delighted to see your 5 star review! Thanks so much for sharing your experience with others.
Written 14 May 2020
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Sonia R
40 contributions
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
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837LindaS837
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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lottylloyd
Gold Coast, Australia2 contributions
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
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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
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Bryan V
Gold Coast, Australia33 contributions
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
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Rich M
Catharpin, VA193 contributions
Ava was a patient and professional instructor. We enjoyed our lesson at Buds Beach and would recommend this small adventure.
Written 16 February 2020
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837LindaS837
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
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Akshaf
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
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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837LindaS837
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
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minnie242
Gold Coast, Australia207 contributions
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
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837LindaS837
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
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minnie242
Gold Coast, Australia207 contributions
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
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837LindaS837
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
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MrJones_TA
Gold Coast, Australia3 contributions
Solo
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 :)
Written 2 October 2018
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837LindaS837
Yay thank you for your awesome review! We really want all our customers to have a fun & memorable experience with us & we strive to make sure that happens 😉 We are so happy you enjoyed your SUP time with us 😁☀️
Written 1 September 2019
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