Stand Up Paddleboarding

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Learn to paddleboard in three steps!

Start out with our beginners paddleboarding class in the Grand Canal Dock, a sheltered space that is perfect for learning the basics. Progress with our open water class that will take place in locations like Sandycove or Dollymount Beach depending on the weather conditions and finish your course with our wave class at the Ferry Wave in Dollymount.

Each class will be taught by one of our qualified instructors in a small group. We provide all the equipment including wetsuits and buoyancy aids. We have changing and shower facilities at our location in Grand Canal Dock.

Have a look for more information on the classes below and check here for upcoming classes. Click here to buy a gift voucher for a paddleboarding session.

Flat water Introduction Class €45 per person (2 hours, Grand Canal Basin)

This is a class that can be booked individually or as part of our 3 lesson course.

During this flat water class you will learn the following techniques:

  • handling your stand up paddleboard correctly
  • entering the water safely
  • standing up on your board from kneeling
  • keeping your balance on the board (kneeling/standing)
  • basic paddle techniques including back paddling
  • basic turns
  • step back pivot turn
  • side stroke turn
  • dismounting from the board

After successfully passing the flat water introduction class, you will receive the BSUPA Ready to Ride Level 1 certificate which will allow you to rent our SUP equipment.

Open water class €45 per person (2 hours, Dublin Bay)

This is a class that can be booked individually if you have previous SUP experience or as part of our 3 lesson course.

During this open water class you will learn the following techniques:

  •  identifying safe entry and exit points
  • weather forecasting and planning your paddling the tides – how they work and anticipating how they effect your paddling
  • paddle techniques for exposed locations
  • board control in choppy waters

Wave class €45 per person (2 hours, Dollymount Beach)

This is a class that can be booked individually if you have previous SUP experience or as part of our 3 lesson course.

Learn to surf on your SUP with our 2 hour long SUP wave class.

Stand Up Paddle Course €120 per person

The course consists of 1 flatwater class in the Grand Canal Dock, 1 open water class in Dublin Bay and 1 wave class at the Ferry Wave on Dollymount Strand.

SUP Paddle in the Dock / Rental

Once you have completed the flat water class you can rent a board for use in the Grand Canal Basin for €12/hour or take a board away for €45/day.

Booking is essential for all courses/rentals, please call 01-6683945 or email courses@surfdock.ie.