Surfdock Watersports Grand Canal Basin, Dublin 4 Dublin Summer Camps

Surfdock Watersports

Dublin’s most exciting school tour! Surfdock, together with Wakedock, offer the whole package of water sports in the Grand Canal Dock.

Choose a half or full day of activities including;

  • Stand up Paddleboarding
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Dargonboating
  • Cable wakeboarding

No experience in any of the sports needed.

Our qualified instructors will make sure that your day out in the Dock is safe and lots of fun.

Every session can be tailored to your requirements, whether your focus is on team-building, specific sports training, a splash and dash session or a mix of all.

Cable Wakeboarding

We provide the water sports equipment including wet-suits and buoyancy aids, participants only need to bring swimwear.

We are located in the city centre and easily accessible by public transport (DART, Train, LUAS, Bus).

We cater for groups from age 8 upwards. Half day programmes from €20 per child, teachers go free.

Surfdock Watersports Opening Times

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10am - 6pm
  • Thursday 10am - 8pm
  • Saturday/Sunday 10am - 5pm


From town: Driving on Pearse Street towards Ringsend, after Dublin Bus Depot turn left and go straight on into Grand Canal Dockyard. Surfdock Reception is on the Naom Eanna (black/white ship).

From the Grand Canal Dart station: turn left onto Barrow Street, at the end of Barrow Street turn right, go across the road, pass the Dublin Bus depot on your left hand side, turn left at the next junction and go straight on into the Grand Canal Dockyard.

5 full days of fun and action for only €215 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.

Camp Dates 2017:
Week 1: 6th-9th June (4 days)
Week 2: 12th-16th June
Week 3: 19th-23rd June
Week 4: 26th-30th June
Week 5: 3rd-7th July
Week 6: 10th-14th July
Week 7: 17th-21st July
Week 8: 24th-28th July
Week 9: 31st July -4th August
Week 10: 8th-11th August (4 days)
Week 11: 14th-18th 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 €175 (5 day camp) or €140 (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.


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

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