Surfdock Watersports

Surfdock Watersports

Surfdock Watersports is offering five-day fun watersports camps for children between the ages of 8-16 years in 2018!


We have been running kids camps in the Grand Canal Dock for more than 25 years and our fully qualified instructors have great experience in working with children and teaching water sports. Our activities are suitable for all children and teens without any experience in water sports.

During the camp the children will be divided into age groups. While we do our best to accommodate participants to be in the same group as their friends, we cannot guarantee this due to instructor ratios and the nature of our activities.

The sheltered surroundings of the Grand Canal Basin 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.


5 full days of fun and action for only €215 per child/week (Early Bird Price** for bookings until 30/04/2018 – €185 per child/week)

Camp Details
Dublin’s most exciting summer camp is a full day camp running from 10am to 4.30pm from Monday to Friday with the exception of the bank holiday weeks in June and August when the camp runs from Tuesday to Friday. To offer the best experience for all participants it is not possible to book a part week or day camp. All children are required to be booked in for the whole week.
Free supervision is available from 9am and until 5pm to tie in with the working day. This does not have to be booked.

Activities: During the week the participants will do a mix of water-based and land-based activities, including windsurfing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, dinghy sailing, cable wakeboarding. No experience is required for any of the sports. Our qualified instructors teach the participants through a series of fun-filled sessions. Participants will be in groups with other children of the same age.

Camp Duration: 5 days (apart from two 4 day camps when the Monday is a bank holiday). The camp starts at 10am (free supervision available from 9am) and runs until 4.30pm (free supervision available until 5pm). There will be a lunch break (children are advised to bring a big packed lunch).

Equipment: 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 big packed lunch. See here for a full list of what to bring to camp.

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Camp Dates 2018:

Week 1: 5th-8th June (4 days)
Week 2: 11th-15th June
Week 3: 18th-22nd June
Week 4: 25th-29th June
Week 5: 2nd-6th July
Week 6: 9th-13th July
Week 7: 16th-20th July
Week 8: 23rd-27th July
Week 9: 30th July -3rd August
Week 10: 7th-10th August (4 days)
Week 11: 13th-17th August
Week 12: 20th-24th August

Pricing: All prices below are per child per week.

Regular Price: €215 (5-day camp) / €172 (for the 4-day camps where the Monday is a bank holiday)

Discounted Rates*:

1 child for 2 weeks / 2 children for 1 week – €205 per child/week (€164 per child/week (for the 4-day camps where the Monday is a bank holiday)

1 child for 3 weeks / 3 children for 1 week – €195 per child/week (€156 per child/week (for the 4-day camps where the Monday is a bank holiday)

2 children for 2 weeks – €195 per child/week (€156 per child/week (for the 4-day camps where the Monday is a bank holiday)

5 child weeks or more – €185 per child/week (€148 per child/week (for the 4-day camps where the Monday is a bank holiday)

*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.

** The Early Bird price cannot be combined with other discounts, ie there is no further discount from the €185 (5 day camp) or €148 (4 day camp) available.

Wetsuit Rental: If your child does not have their own wetsuit, a wetsuit can be rented from us for the camp for an additional 10 Euro/week 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.

Participants are not allowed to wear shorty wetsuits during camp. We recommend winter wetsuits (5/3) but at least 3/2 full suits are required. Our rental wetsuits are 5/3.

Booking: If you would like to book your children into our camp you can send us an email to or call us on 01-6683945. Alternatively you can book online here.

Terms & Conditions

Phone 01-6683945




Twitter @surfdock

Address Grand Canal Dock, Ringsend, Dublin 4

Hours of Operation

This varies as the business is seasonal, but during the season it is 7 days a week with Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday/Sunday 10am to 5pm

Group sessions like birthday parties and lessons can be booked outside the regular opening hours.

Special Features

  • The shop is wheelchair accessible and our activities can be upon request
  • Public Restrooms
  • Special Needs Friendly On request
  • Garda Vetted


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