Kids Saturday Watersports Sessions

€40 per child
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Starting May 2023

Start the weekend right with our Saturday morning watersports session

It’s like a mini version of the Surfdock summer camp, but instead of our week-long course, we run an action packed paddleboarding and kayaking session on Saturday mornings.

Book this session as a once off or for multiple sessions through out the Summer. Our qualified instructors will make sure that the kids are having a great time in a fun and safe environment while they are with us.

Whether your kids have lots of water sports experience or none, as long as they can swim and are comfortable in the water, this session is a great opportunity for them to learn new skills and spend time on the water with friends old and new. We will divide them into groups of similar ages when they arrive in the morning.

All equipment is provided including a 5/3 winter thickness wetsuit. If your child has their own full-length wetsuit, they are welcome to bring that.

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Which activities are being offered?

This is a paddleboarding and kayaking session. We run the session on both single and double kayaks, individual paddleboards and our big Monster SUPs that can carry a group of kids for some fun racing and group activities.

What does a typical session look like?

Drop off is at 9.30am. After getting changed, the groups head out on the water for their activities. They come back to land just after 12pm. Collection is at 12.30pm.

What does it cost?

The price per child is €40 per session which includes all equipment and a wetsuit if needed.

What equipment do I need?

We provide all equipment for the activities including helmets and buoyancy aid and a wetsuit if needed.

Participants need to bring:

  • Participants need a full-length wetsuit. If a child doesn't have their own, a wetsuit can be provided free of charge. Our rental wetsuits are 5/3 winter wetsuit thickness and your child will keep it for the duration of the camp.
    Note: Shorties are not allowed.
  • 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.
  • Swimwear for under the wetsuit.
  • Big Towel or changing robe to get changed outside. Please treat a trip to us like a trip to the beach.
  • Sunscreen, Rain Jacket, something warm to wear after the camp, snack & drink – we like to be prepared for any weather.
  • Rash Vest. (optional)

What are the dates?

Our Saturday Sessions will run most Saturdays over the summer, starting on the 7th May 2022.

FAQs

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.

This year we will have separate outdoor changing areas for boys and girls. 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. 

The children’s bags are in a communal locker while they are out on the water. This is closed, but we advise against bringing valuables to the party as we cannot take liability for lost, damaged or stolen items.

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.

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.