6 Awesome tips for beginner surfers

Become a better surfer in a shorter amount of time with these handy tips, complied by the team at everyone’s favourite surf school in Perth.

Our playground at Perth Go Surf. The surf school in Perth that has it all!

Our playground at Perth Go Surf. The surf school in Perth that has it all!

Surfing is the great equaliser. It doesn’t matter who you are, what type of car you drive or where

you’re from, everyone who enters the water for their first surf session is on exactly the same level.

That being said, if you’re serious about learning to surf, there are a few things that’ll give your dream

of becoming the next Kelly Slater or Stephanie Gilmore a serious head start. You won’t even need to

shave your dome.

Check them out below and as always, get in touch with our surf school in Perth if you’d like to book a

session this season.

Learn with an experienced instructor

Our best advice for beginner surfers is to learn the basics with an experienced instructor. At our surf

school in Perth, we have decades of knowledge that we can share with you. Not only will our

guidance make you a better surfer, you can also learn in a safe and supportive environment.

Something that is essential if you ever want to learn to surf properly.

Embrace the wipeout

Worried about wiping out? Don’t be. Literally everyone has a few falls when they’re learning to surf.

It’s pretty much inevitable. The best thing you can do is to embrace the wipeout and accept it as part

of the learning process. So instead of freaking out or getting frustrated, try telling yourself that every

slip or tumble takes you one step closer to standing up. And if all else fails, remember that you’re only

falling into water anyway.

You can’t say you have been to a surf school in Perth without having wiped out at least once :)

You can’t say you have been to a surf school in Perth without having wiped out at least once :)



Book multiple sessions

One session at our surf school in Perth is more than enough time for most people to get a hang of the

fundamentals. For those of you who are eager to up your skills and start moving onto more

challenging waves though, we suggest booking multiple sessions. By doing so you can focus on

improving your technique with each surf, thereby accelerating the learning process.

Keep those knees bent

One of the keys to surfing is maintaining your balance. Without a good sense of balance, you’ll end up

spending more time being dumped than on your board. By bending your knees while at the same time

keeping your head centred over your body though, you’ll improve your centre of gravity and therefore

improve your balance. Vastly increasing your chances of riding a wave to completion in the process.

Bring a friend to learn with

Everything is better when you can share it with a friend, and a session at our surf school in Perth is no

different. You can learn an exciting new skill together, call each other into waves and make some

memories that’ll last a lifetime. To the point we reckon you’ll both be swapping stories about how

great your surf lesson was for years to come.

Dawn patrol surf check before joining Go Surf’s surf lessons in Perth

Dawn patrol surf check before joining Go Surf’s surf lessons in Perth


Don’t forget to have fun

Last but not least, don’t forget to have fun. It’s the reason why the team at our surf school in Perth do

what they do and one of the best things about surfing in general. There’s no expectations and it’s

impossible not to be a good mood when you’re in such a beautiful location. So smile, laugh and enjoy

learning to surf with Go Surf today.

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