Surfing Experiences

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We conduct our surf lessons year round through our multi-award winning surf school Great Ocean Road Surf Tours, voted the best surf school in Australia 2012! Our qualified instructors are experienced local surfers that understand and surf our local beaches daily and will ensure you get the most out of your experience.

Our lessons focus on beach safety, including how to choose the best place to surf, identifying a rip and other water safety parameters. Once beach safety is completed we will teach you everything you need to know about catching your first wave and getting the most out of your surf lesson.

We can also incorporate our marine and outdoor educational content into your surf lesson to ensure school groups are getting the most from the experience.

We have permits to provide surf lessons from Queenscliff right down the Great Ocean Road to Lorne. This means that depending on the day we can put you and your group in the best waves along the coast. Ensuring you and your group have the best experience possible while surfing the Great Ocean Road.

Our services cater to surfers of all levels and all ages. Talk to our team about the lesson type that best suits you! (03) 5261 3730

‘Intro’ 2 Hr Surf Lesson: $75 – AM and PM options available

Upgrade to include half day wetsuit and board hire – $25

Our 2 hour lessons are a great way to get a taste of what surfing is all about. This all inclusive experience includes beach and ocean awareness as well as an easy to follow, detailed surf lesson and hands on personalised coaching.

If you want to keep on surfing after the lesson then upgrade your booking to include board and wetsuit hire for another 2 hours!

Private Lesson: $179

A private lesson is the best way to get the most out of your in instructor.
The 2 hour lesson content will be delivered to suit your stage of surfing to ensure that you get the most out of the experience.

If you want to keep on surfing after the lesson then upgrade your booking to include board and wetsuit hire for another 2 hours!

Schools or group bookings: Price on application

Our surf school can cater for groups of up to 48 surfers in the water at a time.  Our extensive list of surf beaches permits ensures we are the best at putting your group in the best waves on the day. 

Transfers are also available and we can build the surfing experience into other activities to create a full day service for your school, family or corporate group!  For the teachers out there, we are able to intertwine our marine and outdoor educational parameters into the lesson delivery to ensure the students are taking the most from the experience! 

The ‘Experience’ Full Day Tour: $129

The ‘Experience’ 1 Day Learn to Surf Tour is by far the best way to experience learning to surf for the first time or to brush up on your surfing technique with our surf school.  We take you on a journey in search of the best waves on the Great Ocean Road with the least crowds.  Spend a whole day learning to surf in a small friendly group with our passionate, experienced surf coaches and all you need to worry about, is a new obsession to SURFING!

2 – 4 Day ‘Explorer’ Surf Tour: $330 - $640

The ‘Explorer’ offers you 2 – 4 days of surfing adventures.  If you are looking to learn to surf or improve your skills, this is a great option with our surf school as we will take you through a progressive surf lesson each day.  You will be able to ride different surfboards and experience a number of different beaches as we take you on a journey in search of the best waves on the Great Ocean Road with the least crowds.  Enjoy our small friendly group sizes with our passionate, experienced surf coaches, so all you need to worry about is your new obsession SURFING!

Surface Women’s Weekly Classes: $45 per Class ($400 group of 10 lessons)

Through Surface we conduct women’s classes run by women for women. The ocean is an amazing place but all to often it can drift from our lives with the pressures of everyday life. Our surface programs are designed to get women back into the water and enjoy the best that the ocean has to offer in a fun and relaxed environment. Our regular 90 minute classes will help with fitness, ocean awareness and provide a great platform for regular catch ups with likeminded women, ensuring you are getting the most out of your surfing and life at the beach.

Our Surface sessions are for all ages and abilities, for those who are looking to just have fun through to those who are serious about progressing their surfing. If you are serious about progressing our team is able to coach you to surf your longboard or shortboard.

Surf Groms Program: $280 per program (Private groups available)

Weet-Bix SurfGroms is a national program run through Surfing Australia.  As a Surfing Australia accredited surf school we have the privileged of delivering this amazing program for 5 – 12 year old’s to learn all about surfing, surf and sun education as well as beach and ocean awareness.  Being the leading Victorian Surf School and one of the largest providers in Australia for this program, we run week day and weekend classes during term time and offer intensive sessions during school holidays.  We offer fantastic programs covering Ocean Grove, Torquay, Aireys Inlet and Fairhaven areas with the lowest ratios along the Surf Coast area.

The Weet-Bix SurfGroms programs are broken into 2 different categories:

  • MiniGroms – 5 – 8yrs                          Ratio 1:6 max
  • SuperGroms – 9 – 12yrs                    Ratio 1:7 max

Tour Information


2 hrs

Suitable For

All ages, sizes and abilities!


  • Surf Board
  • Wetsuit
  • Fully trained and highly experienced Surf Instructors
  • Toilets, changing rooms & showers


Please allow for some flexibility as we are very much subject to weather and water conditions. We aim to give you the very best experience that we can, and may need to alter the program or locality to suit.

The Bay Wave

  • Rates:  2.5 hours Bay Wave surfing lesson (inclusive of all equipment and surfing tuition).
    • Adults $99
    • Child $69
    • Spectators $40

    2.5 hour Hydrofoil Lesson $250

The Bay Wave is the easiest way to learn to surf. We are so confident you will stand up and surf, we offer a stand and surf the first trip or the next surf trip is free guarantee!

The Bay Wave is Victoria’s first and only man made wave learn to surf experience. It is created as our 11 meter timber vessel cruises through the water. The wave breaks right beside the boat and will take you on a ride that can last for minutes at a time covering kilometres. You will be surfing so close to your loved ones that you will be able to chat with them as you surf. Being this close allows the qualified instructors to teach you the correct technique in real time while you surf.

The surf lesson begins just a short drive from the start of the Great Ocean Road at Queenscliff Harbour, where you will be greeted by our friendly and professional team. You will then be fitted out with a warm and buoyant wetsuit and provided with expert learn to surf instruction while we head out from the harbour.

Once on the water, we will find the perfect sheltered location for your surf lesson and provide a comprehensive live demonstration and instruction.

Entering the water is an easy step down off our boom net hammock and straight onto the board waiting below. An Instructor will hold the board steady and in position on the wave while you take as much time as you need to get to your feet, once on your feet and comfortable the instructor will slowly let go of the board and you will gently glide into the wave and begin surfing freely.

Surfing this wave can last minutes at a time and it is very common for people to catch the longest ride of their life, and then step back onto the boat without even getting their hair wet!

If you do fall, not to worry, an instructor will be straight into the water with you. They will escort you back to the surfboard where you can both sit on the board above the water while the vessel turns around to collect you just a few moments later.

This is a must do experience for everyone wanting to surf. If you have tried and been unsuccessful in the past but surfing a wave still sits on your bucket list then this is the experience for you!

Tour Information


2.5 hrs

Suitable For

All ages, sizes and abilities. The Bay Wave is perfect for anyone who has tried to learn to surf the conventional way and not had the results they had desired.


  • Soft Surfboard
  • Wetsuit
  • Expert instruction delivered while you surf from highly experienced surf instructors
  • Light refreshments
  • Excellent photo opportunities
  • Fantastic views of Port Phillip Bay while on route to the protected surf cove
  • Light refreshments provided
  • Toilets on board and warm showers available at the harbour


We are so confident that you will get to your feet and stand that we offer a surf first trip guarantee – the only surf school to guarantee your surfing success. Surf the first trip guarantee or the next surf trips free!

Where We Are

Shop 3, Building 6,
Queenscliff Harbour
Queenscliff Vic 3225

Approximately 1.5 hrs from Melbourne CBD
(Melways 499 J9)

Dolphin Swim Season:
October – May

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