Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboards

 

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Growing more and more in popularity, inflatable stand up paddelboards have proven a great way to get on the water in recent years. Especially for use in flat water, they have some great advantages over hard boards, storage probably being the most obvious one. Transport is also a lot easier and there is no need for roof racks (or even a car!). Most of the boards will also be considerably cheaper than their hard board equivalents, another plus point for the iSUPs.

Most brands will offer their inflatable boards as packages together with an entry level paddle, pump, repair kit and leash. Wrapped up in a carry backpack, you will be set to get on the water the minute you purchase your board – it really couldn’t be easier.

Here in the Grand Canal Dock we have a good selection of boards available to try before you buy and our staff are happy to give you advice on how to choose the right board for you.

We sell boards from Red Paddle, Fanatic, Jobe, O’Shea, Naish and Starboard, so there is a huge range to pick the perfect board for you.

Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboards

Surfdock Easter Camp 2017

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Fun Easter camp for young people from 8-16 years in the Grand Canal Dock

Join us this Easter holiday for 4 half days of fun with a unique mix of water-based and land-based activities including stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and cable wakeboarding. No experience in any of the sports required.

We provide all equipment and wetsuits can be rented (please see below for details), so children only need swimwear, an old pair of runners, a towel, warm clothing for afterwards and a snack for break time.

DATES:

Tuesday, 18th April – Friday 21st April

The camp starts every day at 10am (supervision from 9am) and finishes at 1.30pm.

*Discounts available for bookings for multiple children. In order to avail of discounts the full amount due has to be paid at the time of booking. Discounts for multiple children are only available if all children are booked into a camp in the same transaction.

€105 per child

Discounted Rates:

2 children – €100 per child

3 or 4 children – €95 per child

5 or more children – €90 per child

 

Wetsuit Rental: If your child does not have their own wetsuit, a wetsuit can be rented from us for the camp for an additional 5 Euro/camp per child. This amount can be used against a kids wetsuit in our shop if you do decide to buy your own after you have already paid, it is otherwise non-refundable.

BOOK ONLINE

Great fun | Ideal location | Safe environment

We have been running kids camps in the Grand Canal Dock for more than 20 years and our fully qualified instructors have great experience in working with children and teaching water sports. No previous expeirence required.

The safe surroundings of the Grand Canal Dock are ideal to learn & practice water sports.

Our camp location is very easy to get to, we’re only 5 minutes from the city centre and in walking distance from the Grand Canal Dock DART station. There is free parking available while dropping off/collecting children.

If you would like to book your child/ren into our camp you can send us an email to courses@surfdock.ie or call us on 01-6683945 or book directly online.

Brands in the spotlight: LX Upcycle

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We are absolutely thrilled to add the LX Upcycle range of wallets, bags and laptop cases to our online shop. All items are unique, designed and produced in Ireland and made from upcycled bike tubes, kites, sails and wetsuits. So not only are the products gorgeous, they also do their bit for the environment and support the makers right here in Ireland.

Check out the selection in store or online here.

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Watersport Instructor Positions 2017

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We are looking for watersports instructors to become part of our team during the 2017 Spring/Summer season and beyond. We are hiring a number of instructors for two different positions:

  • Part time instructor starting April/May 2017 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 6th June until 18th 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

Previous experience in working with children and instructing large groups in watersports is a bonus.

Along with a basic 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 2017.

Top Gift Ideas for Paddleboarders

Your friend/relative/better half is into paddleboarding? Here are our top 8 gift ideas. These are the accessories that are perfect for the sport. If you are looking for a paddle board have a lookt at our range here.

1.FCS SUP Paddle Bag

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Keep your paddle safe with the FCS SUP paddle bag to protect it from damage during transport and storage.

2. Northcore SUP Carry Sling

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Going somewhere? Use the Northcore SUP Carry Sling to swing the board over your shoulder and off you go.

3. Vestpac Wilson Pac

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Going the distance? The WilsonPac has been endorsed by some of the worlds top stand up paddlers (SUPers) as the best hydration pack on the water. The WilsonPac wicks moisture away from your back and chest providing a cooling effect. It is designed to completely drain in seconds, should you decide to take a dip, and the strap positioning makes it perfect for paddle sports. This pack is soft enough to wear over bare skin or a bikini top (if you don’t mind the tan lines), yet strong enough to last a lifetime in the sun and surf.

4. O’Neill Heat Boot 5mm Round Toe

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Paddleboarding in the winter can be pretty cold, particularly on your feet. The O’Neill Heat boot will keep you nice and toasty. For other boot options have a look here.

5. Amphibia Waterproof Pouch

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Paddling alone? Stay safe and bring your phone with you on the water in the Amphibia Waterproof Pouch.

6. ION Wooly Beanie

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Keep your ears warm with this amazing beanie in the ION range. It is super soft and can be connected to your wetsuit at the back of the neck so you won’t lose it on the water.

7. FCS SUP Leash

 

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Choose a good quality leash to stay connected to your most valued piece of equipment from the range of FCS SUP Leashes.

8. Overboard Pro-Light Waterproof Waist Pack – 6 Litres

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This Overboard Waterproof Waist Pack is the safe way to take small valuables out with you in wet conditions, featuring a handy roll top design for easy access and a removable dry mesh belt so you can strap it to your own belt or pack. Perfect for your next SUP trip!