Shop Address: 1/15 Bell Street, Torquay VIC 3228, Australia
Torquay learn to surf on the Great Ocean Road is a fantastic place for surf lessons. Conditions are ideal for surf lessons or surf hire because of the beautiful clean water, a safe beach, and one of Australia’s most iconic surf destinations.
Torquay is the surf capital of Australia with all the massive big name surf shops and the world famous Bells Beach just around the corner.
Our surf school specialises in daily beginner surf lessons. Group and private lessons are also available on request. Torquay learn to surf is run by Go Ride A Wave, Australia’s favourite surf school, established in 1987. Our shop is the closest shop possible to the beach. It is only a short walk for either lessons and hire.
The shop has showers, toilet and change rooms. It also has a rear wet entrance, to avoid wet clients and gear tramping through the new retail fear in the front of the shop.
We also have a wide range of surf hire available, which includes a full range of soft learner “Gboards” and a full range of NSP hardboards design for intermediate and advanced surfers. For cold weather and during winter we also hire out warm winter 4/3 wetsuits.
Meet at Our Shop
Everyone should meet at our shop at least 15minutes before the start time of your lesson. You will be provided with a full length Quiksilver wetsuit and a soft beginner surfboard and walk to the beach. The lessons begin on the sand with a safety briefing and some basic instruction. We conduct almost all our lessons in waist deep water and consequently this keeps it safe for everyone. After catching some waves we will return to the beach for more detailed instruction about how to stand up. The rest of the lesson will be spent in the water with the instructor helping everyone to stand up on a wave.
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How to get there
Drive into Torquay from Geelong, along the Surf Coast Highway, pass all the surf shops, continue till you reach a roundabout. Turn left into Bell St at the roundabout. We are the last shop on the right after the caravan park.