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Surfdock School Programmes & School Tours

Watching students grow in confidence as they master new skills on the sheltered waters of Grand Canal Dock is one of the great rewards of running Surfdock. You can choose a half or full day of activities including stand up paddle-boarding, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and new since last year cable wakeboarding (check out what cable wakeboarding looks like in our video). No experience in any of the sports needed. Over the last 20 years we have introduced thousands of beginners to the water, and would like to extend an invite to your school to join us for a programme this year. Don't forget to check out our new

Surfdock offers certified watersports programmes customised to suit the schedule of a School, ranging from once-off School Outings to a modularised series of lessons run over a number of weeks.


Our once-off School Tour Programmes have proven immensely popular with Primary and Secondary Schools and offer a unique experience to schoolchildren in a safe and thoroughly enjoyable environment. Such programmes can be offered as Full Day (5 hours) or Half day (3 hours) activities in Autumn, Spring and Summer. The full day programme incorporates 2 activities while the Half Day focuses on one.

Sample itineraries of what students can expect on each type of programme can be viewed here. Students receive certification for completion of every module (i.e. Sailing / Kayaking / Windsurfing / Paddleboarding) they complete.


This is our most popular Schools Programme, and focuses on students attaining competency in several watersports disciplines over a series of lessons. Programmes are customised relative to the schedule of the School and can run from between 2 and 8 lessons, lasting three hours each. Typically a School will schedule the lesson as once per week over the duration of the course at a set time.Lessons can be run for any three hour period during daylight hours Monday to Saturday and teachers are invited to participate (though by no means is this mandatory!).

This programme is particularly popular with Transition Year Groups, who in addition to attaining Surfdock accreditation can attain sign off for components of the Gaisce award. Please Click Here for a guide to the syllabus for these programmes. We have a capacity of 25 students per lesson for this programme.

Surfdock provides all necessary safety and watersports equipment, and is fully insured. Our modern Clubhouse offers classroom facilities for pre watersports briefings and hot showers to greet students returning from their activity. We believe that our superb safety record, excellence in teaching, competitive prices and central location offer the ingredients to a memorable and hassle free programme. So what are you waiting for?

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