About

Go Vertical Stand Up Paddle Board Hire (GV) is a mobile hire business here on the Gold Coast catering to clients from Tweed Heads to Hope Island. “Go Vertical” was created to allow everyone, both locals & visitors to experience this mode of sport and exercise in an affordable way. Stand up Paddleboards are expensive to buy and a good quality paddle is not only expensive it is also essential.

To try this sport by hiring will allow you to determine whether this is something worthwhile buying into.

We have a number of JP Australia, which are of high quality, designed  by the experts and built to last. Some of these boards are of a softtop build and easy to balance and steer allowing all ages to give it a go! We hire our boards on an hourly or 2 hourly rate, with or without a group/private lesson. Or if you are willing to paddle longer we have ½ day, full day rates, and also weekly hire rates.

All hire packages include the paddleboard, an extendable paddle and a life vest (PFD) if required. You will be given instruction on where you are able to paddle and what dangers you must be aware of and how to handle all situations, but most of all you will be told to have loads of fun fun fun!

Our locations differ depending on weather so each day will be determined on launch sites the night before. Please look at our map locations for launch sites.

To book your ideal fun paddle experience all you have to do is fill out a booking form online and we will call you to confirm a time and a location. When booking online you must book 48 hours ahead of the scheduled day. If your booking is within this time frame then call 0423 71 6625 to book directly with our office.

All our paddleboards and paddles are from our partners at Surf FX, 127 Ferry Road Southport.

Bookings are subject to availability. So book early to avoid disappointment

SUP pup Stand up paddle boarding originated in Hawaii, with a slow start in becoming popular now Sup has exploded on the water in all countries.  Back in the 60’s it was referred to as “Beach Boy Surfing”. Flat water paddling, racing or SUP surfing, the choices are vast. You can even enjoy a Yoga SUP if you want to test your balance. From flat water cruising to the exhilaration of catching a wave in the best surf breaks. Most participants have a sense of calm when paddling a board and really feel the sense of getting back to nature.

Women particularly find this sport rewarding and rejuvenating mostly due to the fact that you can achieve a thorough core workout. The calmness and tranquility is apparent no matter where you choose to paddle. Once balance is conquered it is all about acquiring the work out you choose to reach. It is easy to learn, fun and safe for all the family.

 SUPing is fun, calming, tranquil, grounding, peaceful, exhilarating, exercise, laughter, wonder, exciting, friendly, social, positive, creative, powerful, rejuvenating

We have a number of JP Australia boards, which are the best construction and build quality, designed by the experts and built to last. Competition winning boards, their large range of paddle boards cater to paddlers from beginner to expert and from kids to adults.

There are 3 prerequisites for good boards: shape, weight, and colour. Our signature round nose boards allow a beginner to utilize the stability of the large surface area while offering surfers a concave nose to take on the waves.

JP have a modern color range which keeps it mostly bright and fun. Our light weight epoxy paddle boards make maneuverability and transportation easy. All our stand up paddleboards are available to purchase at SURF FX, 127 Ferry Rd, Southport. JP boards

We also have Naish, Starboard and Imagine boards!

See what others have had to say about Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Go Vertical

It can be as exciting or as relazing as you like. It suppose really depends on the people you take with you. We had an absolute blast. I could easily recommend this to anybody! – John Azzure. 

Just wanted to say how much I loved my SUP paddles with Go Vertical. The paddle over to Wave Break Island was incredible with all the Stingrays to see, and being in the middle of the Broadwater watching the storm build over Surfers was the perfect end to a fun day. I AM ADDICTED. please recommend a support group for my habit! -Andrew Ross, Southport.

Had the best time on the stand up paddleboards with Linda. Have tried it three times now and enjoy it more and more. It is great to be on the water enjoying yourself and getting lots of exercise in a fun way. It’s easy, relaxing, so enjoyable and a fantastic sport. Everyone should try it for themselves, you will get hooked. Love it! -Kismet Russell-Jones, Runaway Bay

We discovered Go Vertical SUP when we cam down to the coast from Brisbane for the weekend. The kids really enjoyed it and found it easy to learn – The Bradford Family

Go Vertical SUP hire was my first attempt at stand up paddle boarding and what a hoot we had on the Broadwater. It’s a fun and invigorating way to exercise with lots of laughs along the way. Linda is amazingly patient and so passionate about the sport you can’t help having a great time! After our first day out on the water exploring this great new sport, I hired Go Vertical for our team building day in December for the staff to see if they were as balanced as they said they were… What a fantastic day everyone had. “Thanks for a great challenge Linda” Way to go…GO VERTICAL- Meg Lindley, Labrador.