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 РSUP 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 ūüėČ

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.

Heidi Williams РSUP Instructor & Tour Guide 


Heidi 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 & last year applied for an Instructor’s position. Heidi is passionate about teaching SUP and she adds a beautiful energy to our already fun team. Her love of photography shines as Heidi takes loads of photos of the Lesson & Tour participants, which brings joy to all. Watch out she loves seeing paddlers fall in the water ūüėČ

Samantha Jekyll РSUP 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 introduced¬†this program to Go Vertical and had Sam come on board. 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. ūüôā¬†