Brad Holmes Surf Coaching

Multiple Locations

Since 1992, Brad has specialised in Personalised, Small Group or Family Coaching.

You will get the trill, awareness and fun for Surfing, Stand Up Paddling (SUP), and SUP Tai Chi!

All sessions are tailored to your personal needs and wants.

Brad often mentions 'the little big, things - that make a big difference' - so you feel a complete understanding, of how to work with your board, and work with the water. Come Stand Up Paddling (SUP) at Budds Beach, Surfers Paradise! Beginners to advanced. All the sessions are tailored to your personal needs and wants.

Come and try SUP Tai Chi! SUP Tai Chi is the blending of light, gentle Tai Chi and Qigong exercises, learnt on the beach opposite Bumbles ( great food and coffee!), and when confident, they practice - on the SUPs, on the Nerang River.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Facilities

  • Car park

Activities

  • Surfing

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

Surf Coaching

Brad chose to conduct surfing lessons at The Spit, because it is one the safest locations on the Gold Coast.

He conducts lessons from Beginners to Advanced.
Disabled people are most welcome.

It also has a consistent gentle beginner's wave on the shore break, making it, not only safe, but easy for students, to pick up multiple - fun waves, in the session!

You are taught " how the Sea works, and how to work with it."

Soft safety boards are used, and they only go out to your waist deep.
You don't have to be a good swimmer! Every aspect of safety, and understanding how to work with the Sea, and your soft safety board, is covered.

You will accomplish personal satisfaction, of learning new and interesting skills - and have great fun, with friends!

Indicative rates

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$35 $75
Stand Up Paddle (SUP)

Stand Up Paddle offers you the versatility of cruising effortlessly on a lake, river, stream, estuary and anywhere you find 'flat water'.

SUP is the cruisest way to chill out, relax, and take in the majestic view of the Nerang River, at Budds Beach, Surfers Paradise.

By Law, they do not have to use soft, safety SUP boards - but they do, out of Duty of Care. This gives you the assurance, that - if you fall, the board will always give you a soft, supportive landing!

Brad Takes you through a Tai Chi warm up - excellent for backs, good posture, circulation and relaxation. Tai Chi and Qigong exercises provide you efficient and effective paddling.

They show you how - not to get into trouble, and if you do, how to calmly get yourself out!

They can show you how to progress your skills and fun of paddling!

Come and enjoy a relaxing cruise, or power work out paddle, with Brad!

Indicative rates

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$35 $90
SUP Tai Chi

Want to learn something unique and different?

SUP Tai Chi is the blending of light, gentle Tai Chi and Qigong exercises, learnt on the beach, at Budds Beach, Surfers Paradise, then when students are confident, practice on the Stand Up Paddling boards, on the Nerang River.

The exercises are smooth and flowing.

The exercise is called 'The Lotus'.
It is easy to learn and to perform.

Benefits include: relieving back problems, great for circulation, joints, good posture, breathing, relaxation, falls prevention and building a strong immune system.

Indicative rates

From To Inclusions
$35 $90.00

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Pinnacles, The

Hook Island, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Arguably the best dive site in the Whitsundays, with hard corals comparing favourably to those seen on the outer Great Barrier Reef. The best dive is off the western beach, adjacent to the Woodpile and swim east at a depth of seven to 15 metres.

Blue Pearl Bay

Hayman Island, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Blue Pearl Bay is located on the north-western side of Hayman Island in the Whitsundays Group. Popular with tourists and locals for snorkelling, diving and sightseeing, Blue Pearl Bay is known for its coral and fish life including a resident Maori Wrasse.

Butterfly Bay - Hook Island

Hook Island, Whitsunday Area
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A popular bareboat anchorage, Butterfly Bay is situated on the northern side of Hook Island. There are limited public moorings and snorkelling can be enjoyed along the bay edge or just off the beach. Offering coral outcrops with shallow walls, the bay is populated by many small, colourful reef fish species.

Ngaro Cultural Site

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
The Ngaro people have walked this land for over 9,000 years. Protected from the elements in a once-hidden cave, Ngaro artwork adorns the fragile rock surface. The track begins deep inside Nara Inlet on Hook Island — an excellent overnight anchorage.

Whitehaven Beach

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
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Whitehaven Beach is a pristine, award winning beach on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. Whitehaven Beach stretches over seven kilometres and boasts brilliant white silica sand that is among the purest in the world.

Maureens Cove, Hook Island

Hook Island, Whitsunday Area
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Situated on the northern side of Hook Island, Maureen's Cove is a popular anchorage with sailors and divers alike. There are two dive sites at Maureen's Cove. At the back of the cove, on the western side of the beach is a series of bommies starting at 12 - 15 metres and rising to within three metres of the surface, parallel to the shoreline.

Langford Island

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
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Langford Island, near Hayman Island in the northern Whitsundays is a popular spot with sailors, divers and snorkellers. Many of the bareboats and crewed sailing boats will anchor near Langford Island. Langford Island is relatively small, but features a long sand spit that all but disappears at high tide.

Nara Inlet

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Nestled in the south east end of the Whitsundays’ Hook Island is Nara Inlet, a secluded bay with tranquil waters that reflect the dense forestry that covers the island’s steep hills. The clear water acts as a window to the fringing reef and is known for its sheltered anchorage and easy access to the island.

Luncheon Bay

Hook Island, Whitsunday Area
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Luncheon Bay is situated on the northern side of Hook Island and features pristine coral and superb marine life. Luncheon Bay is popular with beginner divers thanks to its easy beach entry option. Intro divers can enter the water gradually from the beach, allowing plenty of time to become accustomed to the dive gear and the water.

Lindeman Islands National Park

Lindeman Island, Mackay Area
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Lindeman Islands National Park is part of the world famous Whitsunday islands and Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Aboriginal people referred to the main island, Lindeman, as Yara-kimba, the place of snapper-bream fish.
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