Learn to windsurf in the best beginner’s spot in Dublin!
The Grand Canal Dock has been our windsurfing playground for over 30 years and many a Dublin windsurfer will have learned the ropes here in these sheltered waters. We teach in small groups of max 4 people so you will get plenty of 1:1 time with the instructor.
What does a typical class look like?
Please arrive a few minutes before your start time to check-in and get changed. Your instructor will start with a land bases theory and practical session, explaining all the basics before you head out on the water.
During the lesson the instructor will talk to you about basic safety and show you how to rig your gear, get going on the board, balance/counterbalance, turn around and come back safely to the starting point. The perfect introduction to get into the sport.
The class is approx. 2.5 hours long, plan a bit of extra time at the end to get changed.
What does it cost?
The class is €65 for adults and €35 for under 18s.
What equipment do I need?
We provide all equipment for this class including a wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet.
Participants need to bring:
- Swimwear for under the wetsuit.
- Appropriate footwear. We recommend an old pair of runners, neoprene booties or water shoes.
Note: Loose footwear like flip flops or Crocs are not allowed.
- Big Towel or changing robe to get changed outside. Please treat a trip to us like a trip to the beach.
If you are looking at purchasing your own windsurfing equipment, talk to your instructor or our team in the shop. We are happy to give you advice and recommendations for the right board and accessories for you.
Yes, all participants have to sign a waiver before they can go on a session with us. We offer a digital waiver that will be emailed to you once you have made a booking. The text of the waiver can be found here.
Our team of instructors have extensive experience working with both adults and children. Our classes (unless otherwise stated) are open to both adults and children age 8 and upwards (age 12 for the SUP Open Water class). All participants have to be able to swim.
This year we will have separate outdoor changing areas for men and women. They don’t offer 100% visual cover so we are asking you to treat a trip to us like a trip to the beach and be prepared with a big towel or changing robe.
Our toilets are open as usual.
We have lockers for valuables available free of charge.
For classes away from the Grand Canal Dock, please bear in mind that we don’t have lockers, changing areas or toilets available. Treat those classes like a trip to the beach.
We are located a 10 minute walk from the Grand Canal Dock DART station and a 10-15 minute walk from The Point LUAS stop. Bus routes that stop close by on Ringsend Road are 1, 15a, 15b, 15d, 47, 56a and 77a.
The Grand Canal Dock is a sheltered and enclosed space, which means our sessions can go ahead in most conditions unless it is not safe to do so for example if there are very strong winds. Rain does not stop us from running a session. In the rare case that we need to cancel or postpone a session, we will offer you a full refund or to reschedule the session.
A booking fee of €5 is non-refundable in all instances. All cancellations made by the customer must be made in writing and submitted via email or post. In the event of a cancellation or a request to reschedule more than 72 hours before a class commences, we will refund the amount paid to date minus the non-refundable booking fee of €5. In the event of cancellation/rescheduling less than 72 hours before a class commences the amount paid to date is forfeited. Non-attendance will result in the entire amount paid to date to be forfeited. Please see the full terms and conditions for activity bookings here.