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Learn to Surf Victoria

The Victorian Great Ocean Road is often looked at as the home and centre of surfing in Australia. It is the site of the longest running surf contest in the world, The Bells Beach Pro, and the starting point of many of the worlds largest surf brands. Being able to go to the beach and surf a wave is what many look at as the Australian way of life.

Go Ride A Wave has been on the beach and teaching surfing since 1987. Established in Anglesea it has now spread to offer surf lessons and surf hire across the Victorian coast from Breamlea, Ocean Grove, Torquay, Anglesea, Lorne and Wye River.

Being Australia’s longest running and favourite surf school has enabled us the opportunity to teach surf activities to many for the first time and to see the look of pure joy when you see someone catch that first wave.

Why Visit the Great Ocean

The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243-kilometre stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. Built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932 and dedicated to soldiers killed during World War I, the road is the world’s largest war memorial.

Begin your trip in Torquay and pop into the bustling seaside towns of Lorne, Anglesea and Apollo Bay. Relax on sandy beaches, hit the waves on surf boards or in kayaks, and hike through pristine rainforest in the nearby Otway Ranges. Discover the growing foodie scene at restaurants, vineyards and local cafes, and time your visit to coincide with one of the many arts and cultural events happening along the coast.

Stop off at one of the most visited stretches of the road at the 12 Apostles. See the rugged splendour of these huge rock stacks that rise majestically from the Southern Ocean. Take a helicopter ride to get a bird’s eye view of these famous natural wonders.

Get up close to native wildlife and take in iconic surf breaks, pristine rainforest and misty waterfalls along the spectacular Great Ocean Road. Get outdoors on bushwalking, surfing and mountain biking expeditions or take the cultural route through galleries, museums and heritage attractions.

Why not Take a Surfing Lessons, Our Surf Lessons Include:

  • 2 hr surf lesson
  • Surf safety information
  • All the necessary learn to surf equipment, including soft beginner board, leg-rope, wetsuit or rash shirt
  • Surf instruction to suit your skill level

Learn to surf with us in Noosa, Surfers Paradise & Broadbeach in Queensland and Ocean Grove, Torquay, Anglesea, Lorne and Wye River in Victoria.

Go Ride A Wave also caters for individual private lessons, as well as school groups, university groups, groups with special needs, and community groups.

We also offer surf hire and have a range of hard NSP surfboards for intermediate surfers and soft boards GBoards designed for beginners are available for rent at our shops. Go Ride a Wave surf school is  open 7 days a week all year round.


Great Ocean Road

There are 6 Go Ride A Wave Learn to Surf Locations in Victoria

Apollo Bay VIC

Torquay VIC

Ocean Grove VIC

Anglesea VIC

Lorne VIC

Wye River VIC

Breamlea VIC

Victoria Beach and Surf Hire

We have a huge range of beginner to intermediate surfboards available, in a wide range of sizes from 6’0 to 9’6 which includes Malibu’s, mini Malibu’s, short boards and a full range of softboards.

We have hard surfboards made out of epoxy and soft surfboards (G Boards) made out of polyethylene.

Our friendly staff will be able to suggest the right equipment for you.

Anglesea Beach Hire

Torquay Beach Hire

Ocean Grove Beach Hire

Wye River Beach Hire

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