Who We Are
Our business was established in 1987 in Anglesea, Victoria and now takes care of more than 50,000 customers every year from multiple locations along the Great Ocean Road – Wye River, Lorne, Anglesea, Torquay and Ocean Grove.
In addition to the Victorian Surf Coast, we now operate in Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and at Northcliffe on the Gold Coast and Noosa Heads on the Sunshine Coast.
We are passionate about Go Ride A Wave, and it is our great pleasure to share the joys of surfing and other outdoor recreation activities with our valued customers.
Go Ride A Wave helped to create the surf school industry standards and is a member of the Surfing Australia surf schools. We take very seriously our obligation to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for our clients, as well as protecting the environment and other users, while we conduct our activities.
Today we provide a diverse range of outdoor recreational activities including surfing, bodyboarding, surf life saving, surf carnivals, surf safety, lifeguarding, sit on top kayaking, “Surfgroms”, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and corporate and team building activities.
More about Go Ride A Wave
Go Ride A Wave has 4 directors with a full time team based in Anglesea including an accountant, a national group bookings manager, a marketing/business development manager, a staffing and logistics manager and a national maintenance manager. We have a structured pathway for staff who begin with us as assistant instructors with basic qualifications and limited experience.
The next level is to become a senior instructor – who has all the required qualifications for our various activities and significant experience, and then the next level is Instructor In Charge. These are the staff who arrange all the boards and wetsuits before each lesson and then also pack up and wash gear after the lesson. They are also in charge of everything that happens at the lesson. We do also have some seasonal full time staff who are chosen from our best Instructors in Charge.