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Surfdock Watersports was established in the Grand Canal Dock in 1991, starting out as a windsurf school and shop. For more than 20 years we were based on the decommissioned Naomh Eanna, the old Galway-Aran Island Ferry, but since 2013 we are located on the quayside.

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.

We also run SUP Yoga classes with Ireland’s only qualified SUP Yoga instructor Alexa von Zett of Dublin SUP Yoga Fitness and Urban Yoga Dublin.

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.

You can rent wetsuits from us for your trips west or a dip at a Dublin beach. We rent kayaks and paddleboards for use in the Grand Canal Dock or, if you have appropriate transport you can rent them to go and explore the waterways and lakes in the country or to go for a paddle in Dublin Bay. Experience in paddleboarding is required for rentals.

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In our watersports shop we stock a host of brands and always carry a large selection of wetsuits, neoprene accessories, boards, board bags and all the other bits and pieces you need for surfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, paddleboarding, kayaking and more.

We have changing rooms, showers, lockers for valuables and a picnic area on the quayside that you are welcome to use before and after your session.

Our city centre location is easy to get to with public transport or by car and we are close to a number of restaurants and bars if you are planning a meal or drinks after your session.