Lets Talk About Torquay
Recognised as the official start point of The Great Ocean Road, Torquay is regarded as Victoria’s Surf and beach lifestyle capital. Many of the world’s most famous surf companies have their home in Torquay, including Rip Curl and Quiksilver – all of which make up part of the Surf Coast Plaza, which provides shopping and eating, as well as the Surf World Museum.
Every Easter crowds flock to Torquay’s most famous beach, Bells Beach, to watch the worlds best surfers compete. The Rip Curl Pro is the longest running surf contest in the world, starting way back in 1961.
Surf and beach conditions make it an ideal stepping stone for those after a surf lesson or looking to hire a surfboard for a day in the water.
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.