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Stand up Paddle Lesson provided by Go Vertical SUP Hire

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 23/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 23/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Experience our professional Stand up Paddle lesson on the Gold Coast, right in the heart of Surfers Paradise.  We commence with a safety briefing and then a basic lesson including a full demo from our qualified instructors. Then you get to test your balance in the shallow waters and before you know it you are paddling like a pro! We only paddle on flat water so it is safe, fun & easy.   The calm waters here create ease of learning SUP (stand up paddle) and your instructor will be with you every step of the way, you will enjoy SUP fully and want to do it again and again. We love to SUP and we love to share the experience with you. It’s an incredible feeling standing on your paddleboard, perhaps spotting the local dolphins & create amazing photos! Your lesson continues on the water where we discuss advanced paddle technique tips and stances for you to try. We will capture your first experience with photos during the lesson for you to share on Social Media. 
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!
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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
  • You'll end 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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Important Information
Departure Point
19 River Dr, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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)
  • Photos to Social Media
  • Paddlers should allow 1.5 hours for this experience
  • T-shirts or Rash vests available for purchase
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sonia R wrote a review Oct 2020
40 contributions2 helpful votes
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
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Response from 837LindaS837, Owner at Stand up Paddle Lesson
Responded 4 weeks ago
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
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Kathy wrote a review Mar 2020
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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.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from 837LindaS837, Owner at Stand up Paddle Lesson
Responded 14 May 2020
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.
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Rich M wrote a review Feb 2020
Catharpin, Virginia194 contributions13 helpful votes
Ava was a patient and professional instructor. We enjoyed our lesson at Buds Beach and would recommend this small adventure.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from 837LindaS837, Owner at Stand up Paddle Lesson
Responded 14 May 2020
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!
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Akshaf wrote a review Dec 2019
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
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.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from 837LindaS837, Owner at Stand up Paddle Lesson
Responded 14 May 2020
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.
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minnie242 wrote a review Nov 2019
Gold Coast, Australia205 contributions32 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from 837LindaS837, Owner at Stand up Paddle Lesson
Responded 7 Nov 2019
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
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About the operator

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By: Go Vertical SUP Hire
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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S413LPjulien
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Linda is amazing
My friend and I had an awesome morning on our first SUP tour ever. Linda was professional and we learnt how to SUP
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Buggysmom247
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Awesome!
The husband, teenager and I hired boards and opted for the 15 minute intro lesson, as we had never done it before.
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Tamara A
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FUN EXPERIENCE
I took my son with me and we hired a few boards for a few hours and had so much fun, The broad water is so calming
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  • Duration: 1h
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