We’re hiring: Watersports Instructors for the 2018 season

Are you a watersports instructor and looking to work In a busy watersports centre in Dublin this season?

About us:

Surfdock Watersports was established in the Grand Canal Dock in 1991, starting out as a windsurf school and shop.

Today we are Dublin’s No 1 watersports shop and school offering a unique combination of activities with a shop for all the equipment to go with it.

We teach paddleboarding, kayaking and windsurfing for beginners here in the Grand Canal Dock and offer intermediate paddleboarding classes and trips in and around Dublin as well as intermediate windsurfing in the Malahide Estuary.

Our group sessions are popular for kids birthday parties, corporate events and hen/stag dos from April to October and our busiest time of the year are the summer holidays when we run Dublin’s most exciting summer camp for children and youth from 8 to 16 years. With an opportunity to try everything from kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, paddleboarding and ringo rides, we had more than 700 participants in 2017.


We are looking for watersports instructors to become part of our team during the 2018 Spring/Summer season and beyond. We are hiring a number of instructors for two different positions:

  • Part time instructor from April/May 2018 until the end of the season for school tours, birthday parties, corporate groups, hen/stag parties (has to be available to work evenings and weekends throughout the summer)
  • Full time instructor for our summer camp for children aged 8-16 years from 5th June until 24th August


Along with an enthusiasm to teach, applicants should have:

  • Instructor qualification in one or more of the sports we teach: stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing
  • First Aid Qualification
  • Power Boat Certificate is an advantage
  • Safeguarding 1
  • Interest and previous experience in working with children, especially when applying for the summer camp positions
  • Previous experience instructing large groups in watersports is a bonus
  • Good knowledge of games / fun activities in the watersport you teach



Along with a competitive salary you will

  • have the opportunity to gain hands on experience in a busy watersports centre and thanks to the variety of our offering, you will have the chance to get an insight into instructing a number of watersports to a diverse range of age groups and skill levels
  • be part of a team of instructors that are there to support each other and work together to guarantee an excellent customer experience
  • get discounts on the brands we sell in our watersports shop for the duration of your employment


All details about what types of sessions we run can be found on our website www.surfdock.ie

If you are interested in working with us, please email your CV to Ruta at getajob@surfdock.ie until 28th February 2018 mentioning whether you are applying for a part-time or full-time position and including your availability. All applicants will be garda vetted in order to work with us.


Our Christmas Gift Guide Newsletter

With less than 3 weeks to go, have a browse through our favourite gift ideas in our Christmas Gift Guide Newsletter that will suit any watersports lover and budget and if you cannot decide what to get, our gift voucher has you covered.

You can also have a look at our gift idea collections online to find more inspiration.

Gifts for him
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Gifts for kids

All our products are available online and in store. The shop is open 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm right up until and including Saturday 23rd December.

New products: The Dry Bag

We are always on the hunt for new products and pretty excited for the Dry Bag to have arrived in stock. They are great to store your wetsuit on the drive back from your session and they will protect your car or van from water and dirt thanks to the water reservoir at the bottom. Gone are the days of your suit smelling and dripping in the shower and your relationship with your girlfriend/boyfriend/flatmate/husband/wife will forever be better :)  It doesn’t stop there though! Thanks to its design the Dry Bag will speed up the drying time of your suit considerably.
It comes in two versions, the Pro and the Elite. The Elite has a mesh front panel which allows air flow and is therefore ideal for drying your wetsuit inside. The Pro is made of shower proof fabric and is your perfect dry bag for on-the-go and drying your wetsuit outside.