SUP Beginners Classes in Dublin City Centre
This 1.5 hour group class is the perfect introduction to paddle boarding for anyone who has no experience or has not done a lesson before. During this flat water session you will take to the tranquil waters of the Grand Canal Dock to learn fundamental Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) techniques.
Who is it for?
Anyone aged 8 years and upwards is welcome to join. This class is great for a family outing, if you want to spend quality time on the water with friends or on your own to learn a new sport. Our team of instructors have extensive experience working with both adults and children.
What does it cost?
The class is €45 per person.
What does a typical class look like?
Please arrive a few minutes before your lesson starts to get checked in and changed to go on the water. Your instructor will start with a dry land coaching session where they explain basic techniques and everything you need to know to get going on the board before they take you out on the water to put theory into practise on the Grand Canal Dock. You will finish after 1.5 hours, but do plan in some more time afterwards to get changed.
What equipment do I need?
We provide all equipment for this class including a wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet. Helmets are mandatory for under 18s on SUP sessions
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 SUP 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. This is attached to your booking confirmation and can be easily filled in online and shared with other people (if applicable). 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. If possible, we would ask that children arrive to camp already changed into their wetsuits.
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 camp as we cannot take liability for lost, damaged or stolen items.
You are welcome to pull in on the cobblestone area right outside the camp for drop off and pick up. Please be mindful of other drivers and pedestrians.
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 14 days (for Easter and Summer Camp bookings) before a session 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 14 days (for Easter and Summer Camp bookings) before a session 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.