Our Instructors

Go Vertical Stand up Paddle Hire is a Surfing Queensland affiliated SUP school with fully accredited SUP instructors. Our team includes

Linda Spiteri – SUP instructor & owner 


a little about Linda – Linda’s love for SUP and travel has taken her around the world experiencing SUP in exotic places from the Galapagos Islands to Sayulita Mexico. Linda started up Go Vertical as a small business following her passion for SUP and her desire to share it with the rest of world 😉

After working on Super yachts for 10 years Linda decided to settle back in Qld and her love of the Gold Coast bought her back to this region. Not only does the GC have and abundance of places to paddle but its also close to other beautiful regions for paddling.

Linda became certified as a SUP instructor back in 2011 and has been enjoying teaching SUP and leading SUP groups and tours for the past 6 years… her passion for SUP, her professionalism & safety record make her “paddlers choice” when it comes to having the greatest experience here on the Gold Coast.

Kaz  – SUP Instructor & Tour Guide

Kaz first did her first lesson with us 5 years ago and become fully hooked on SUP. She was so hooked that she decided to chase her new loved passion & applied for an Instructor’s position. Kaz is passionate about teaching SUP and she adds a beautiful energy to our already fun team. Her love of photography shines as Kaz takes loads of photos of the Lesson & Tour participants, which brings joy to all. Watch out she loves seeing paddlers fall in the water 😉

Sam – SUP instructor & Surf Coach 

a little about Sam – Sam became a Surf Coach by the age of 15 through her family run business of Get Wet Surf School. It was a natural progression that Sam follow on to become a SUP coach as she enjoyed the Surf Groms so much that we had her join our Kids lesson programs. Sam’s love for teaching kids to SUP really shines when we do Kids SUP clinics however Sam is also comfortable showing a trick or two to all ages on the boards. Sam is a natural “Water Gal” and we love having her on our team. 🙂 

Kazuki – SUP instructor, Surf Coach, SUP Racer – from Japan

a little about Kuz – Kuz has a real passion for SUP and has taken it to the extremes as he participates in SUP racing, long distance and ocean racing. Along with his love of SUP he also paddle OC1s and SUP Surfs. It would be hard to find someone with his depth of paddle knowledge and also he has the best balance with tricks on SUP that will have you trying to better him on the lesson. Kuz loves to teach all walks of life and includes Japanese instruction as well. You will love to take a private lesson with Kuz…