This Gold Coast SUP FAQs page is hopefully a place where you will find the answers to all your stand up paddleboarding and kayaking questions. If you don’t find the answer to your question below please feel free to contact us.
If you are asking this question then it can mean you are not a confident swimmer and we will assist you, by donning a life jacket.
Your height and weight can determine your balance ability. We will put you on a board that is suitable for you according to this information. However, this may change depending on the individual, there are no restrictions.
*Safety is paramount and we will ascertain whether a child is strong enough to be on the board alone, taking into consideration weather & tidal conditions.
Yes! Absolutely you can book in a group lesson, we will just join you on one of our existing groups.
I would suggest you do a private lesson in order to learn more about paddle technique and intermediate turns etc. It is recommended you have a good knowledge of SUP before entering the surf.
Yes! We teach you all about paddling, turning and safety on the water before you enter the water in a Kayak or on a Stand Up Paddleboard.
Our friendly Tour guide/instructor is equipped with taking photos for you and the group. We share the photos on Social media free of charge. However, if you want digital on USB we do charge extra for those.
It is best to bring the following:
*Small items/valuables can be stowed or left in Go Vertical’s car whilst on tour, best only to bring what you need.
No shoes required when paddling, bring a pair of thongs (flip-flops) if you need them to walk in the park.
We have Items for Sale at the shop just in case you have forgotten something
Phone holders (water proof)
Amenities at Budds Beach
Shaded park area,
Bench tables and seats
Toilets – incl handicap access
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Corporate group rates available
All tours depart from our Bumbles Cafe location: Shop 4, 19 River Drive Budds Beach, Surfers Paradise.
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