Learn to Surf at Torquay on the Great Ocean Road | La Vacanza Travel

Learn to Surf at Torquay on the Great Ocean Road

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: Australia, Victoria, Great Ocean Road

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  • 2 hours
  • Great Ocean Road
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Learn to surf at Torquay on the Great Ocean Road, Victoria's surfing and beach capital. With its sheltered, safe beach and close proximity to Melbourne, the conditions at Torquay are ideal for beginners. You'll learn to surf in waist deep water with fully qualified surf instructors who are also surf life savers. Soft beginner surf board and full length wetsuit are all included.


Meet at our shop at 1/15 Bell St Torquay to change into your wetsuit and collect your surf board, then walk with your instructor onto the beach at Torquay. We begin with some basic instruction and safety on the beach and then go into the water to waist deep to catch some waves. We return to the beach for more detailed instruction on how to stand up and then spend the rest of the time in the water catching waves with the instructor helping everyone to stand up. We return to the shop to shower and change after the lesson.

  • Professional guide
  • Wetsuit and Soft beginner surf board

  • Food and drinks
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Go Ride A Wave - Torquay, 1/15 Bell St, Torquay VIC 3228, Australia

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


2 hours

User's Reviews


12 Feb, 2024

Absolutely Awesome! I'm 50 and never surfed before, booked a 2 hour lesson, great value for money, surfing instructor Tani ... (hope I spelt his name correctly) was fantastic. He was very clear on instructions, very informative whilst also giving us a few laughs along the way. He got us out in the water on our boards and standing up in no time (and falling off of course!!) It was a great experience and I highly recommend Go Ride a Wave in Torquay 🌊🏄‍♀️😊👍


29 Jan, 2024

Our instructor Joel was great right from introduction at the shop through to the on beach lesson and the continuing feedback while in the water. Thanks to Joel’s laidback and friendly approach we quickly found ourselves eventually standing up and riding waves. We ended up hiring the boards a bit longer to reinforce the skills Joel had taught us. Highly recommend.


25 Jan, 2024

Highly recommend - a great experience and fun. My 9-year-old niece and I did a 2 hr lesson on Tuesday afternoon and had a great time. Instructors were patient, professional, encouraging and friendly. Great value for the cost. Recommend Go Ride A Wave Torquay for sure.


18 Dec, 2023

Kids loved it. Would definitely be booking it on our next trip back. Thanks heaps to the boys. Would Highly recommend


16 Dec, 2023

My daughter and her friend had two lessons on Friday and Saturday. They are 12 and they loved it. Instructors were really good and they mananged to get up on the surf board so they were so happy with themsleves. The staff at the shop are also excellent, so friendly and enthusiastic. I highly recommend this activity and a great one to do as a family also.

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