Surfdock Watersports

Surfdock Watersports | Dublin's No 1 Watersports Shop & School

Surfdock is Ireland's one stop shop for watersports equipment and lessons - specialising in providing top quality equipment and Wetsuits for; Windsurfing, Surfing, Stand Up Paddle Surfing, Kitesurfing, Kayaking, Wakeboarding and Waterski-ing.

Operating as usual


Great first week back on the water with paddleboarding, kayaking, sailing and Monster SUP for our Easter Camp 💦 Do you have a child at home that would love trying out these activities?

We run 12 weeks of summer camps from June to August, come and join us for an action-filled week on the water ⛵️

Bookings are open at or email us with your enquiry

Photos from Surfdock Watersports's post 23/03/2024

Our kids wetsuit trade-in scheme is here! Bring back last year’s suit and trade it in for a new one.

🏄‍♂️ It keeps the cost of kids wetsuits down and enables kids to be in better fitting and higher quality wetsuits meaning lots more fun in the water

🌳 kids wetsuits get used more often and for longer reducing their environmental impact

♻️ if a wetsuit is too damaged to be worn again, we’ll pass it on to our upcycling partners to be repurposed which avoids landfill

Now is the best time of the year for a wetsuit upgrade or your kids’ first wetsuit with the full season ahead. Find out the terms of the trade-in scheme on our website.


We‘re starting the St Patrick‘s Day celebrations now with 17% off select green products ☘️

Just use code SPD17 at checkout.


Happy Christmas 🎄 From our family to yours, a heartfelt thank you for all your support this year. We couldn’t do it without you! It’s been a challenging year for many of us and running a small business amidst ever changing economic conditions is not always easy, but we love what we do and if we have made a positive difference to the quality and enjoyment you get out of your chosen watersports - then we’ve achieved what we set out to do.

We are taking a break until the 3rd January to spend time with family, eat too much turkey and catch some wind and waves over the festive period. Hopefully you can schedule some water time over the next two weeks, too, and if you see us at the beach, come and say hi!


Beautiful morning in the Dock! Great conditions for the Christmas Cracker SUP race 🎅 with

Photos from Surfdock Watersports's post 17/11/2023

We’ve been very quiet on here lately! October is the first point in the season where things slow down for us, so we took the time to get away for some relaxation, sunshine, wind and waves ☀️🌊 With Colin and myself managing most aspects of the business ourselves, a few things were much slower while we were away and social media was one of those.

Now we are back in Ireland and we thought this would be a good time to introduce ourselves to our new followers who maybe don’t know us yet 👋

Colin and I have been running Surfdock for more than 10 years now, with the business itself being set up over 30 years ago. From a windsurfing school and shop (on the ship - swipe through the photos to see the old shop) in the early days, we have expanded our range of offerings and now sell equipment and wetsuits for surfing, swimming, windsurfing, paddleboarding, wingfoiling and more. We teach SUP, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing in our busy water sports centre and run a very popular summer camp for 8-16 year olds. We also offer kids parties, school tours and adult group activity sessions at our unique location on the Grand Canal Dock in the heart of Dublin city.

Our mission is to

🏄‍♀️ Provide our customers with the best watersports equipment available
⛵️Teach children and adults the sports we love so much in a safe and fun environment
👩🏻‍💻 Give personalised advice to anyone who needs help finding the right item or fit
🛍️ Make shopping with us an easy and hassle-free experience

For us and our family sustainability is key ♻️ and if you know us outside of the shop then you know that we care deeply for the natural world around us. We translate this into our day to day business practices and put the environment at the heart of everything we do 🌳

When we are not working you can find us in our garden or at the beach 🏄‍♂️🏊‍♀️🧑‍🌾

See you on the water soon,
Nina & Colin

Photos from Surfdock Watersports's post 21/09/2023


‘I bought the zone 3 heat tech socks (and more recently the zone 3 heat tech gloves) for sea swimming. They are a complete game changer. My hands and feet stay warm in them so I can swim for longer without feeling cold. I had other boots and gloves but the zone 3 heat tech really are a step up. They are a little harder to get on initially but that’s because of the material and how well sealed they are against the cold. You soon get used to them.' - Michelle

Now is the perfect time to get ready for winter swimming. With neoprene socks and gloves ready to go in your bag, you’ll be ready for when the water temperature drops. Buy the Zone3 Heat Tech range at

Photos from Surfdock Watersports's post 19/09/2023

Small things can make a big difference! Before I had a changing mat, I didn’t know how much I’d love it. Protects your wetsuit and swim gear from damage, plus it keeps your feet dry and sandfree. Great now that it’s getting colder and we can’t get into our woolly socks quick enough after a swim 🏊‍♀️

The Orca changing mat is just the right size to have room to stand on, but isn’t too big and it folds up super small in the attached carry bag when not in use.

Get yours at or in store.

Photos from Surfdock Watersports's post 06/09/2023

We can’t quite believe it, but our 2023 season is coming to an end. One more day of kids parties on Saturday and then we will finish up in the centre for the year.

We had an amazing team of instructors this year, so this is a post to thank them for all their hard work and commitment to delivering the best possible sessions to our customers. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing the kids (and adults) have a great time on the water smiling from ear to ear.

We will be back with sessions from May next year and look forward to introducing more people to the sports we love so much.

Photos from Surfdock Watersports's post 21/08/2023

It was lovely to meet Sarah , the designer and maker behind these clever bags and changing mats and chat about sustainability when she dropped them to the shop on Saturday. Sarah has won the 2022 IDI Award for sustainable design and you can see her passion in each of the unique items she’s created.

Handmade in Ireland from upcycled materials, the mats & bags don’t just look good, they are doing good too! ♻️ If you’re looking for a very special gift for a friend or a treat for yourself, these are now available in store and going up on the website in the next couple of days.

Photos from Surfdock Watersports's post 15/08/2023

We‘re adding new products to our summer sale every day. Here are 5 you don‘t want to miss.


It‘s not too late to join our summer camp for the last week this season ⛵️ Spaces available in the morning and afternoon for 8-16 year olds. Finish the holidays with an awesome time on the water before it‘s back to school. Book at


Grab a Gill buoyancy aid in our summer sale to stay safe when sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking and more.


A hooded poncho towel is not a luxury, it’s an essential companion for your trips to the beach or anywhere else where you might get changed in public.

To celebrate just how useful Poncho Towels are, we are running a special 2 for 1 offer on one of our most popular ponchos - the Northcore Beach Basha.

Get yourself and a partner or friend kitted out, or if you are in the water frequently, treat yourself to two so you always have a dry one.

Shop the offer at

Photos from Surfdock Watersports's post 28/07/2023

Our biggest ever Wing & Foil sale is still on. Grab a bargain now before it’s too late! Only a few items left. If you need help deciding which option is right for you, email [email protected]

Photos from Surfdock Watersports's post 26/07/2023

It’s not too late to sign up your kids and teens to our summer camp to spend a great week on the water. We have spaces available from next week. Book at

Photos from Surfdock Watersports's post 25/07/2023

Today is World Drowning Prevention Day! Stay safe when paddleboarding with 5 simple rules.

✅ Get a lesson
✅ Wear a personal floatation device like a buoyancy aid
✅ Don’t forget your leash
✅ Bring a phone
✅ If in doubt, don’t go out! Avoid offshore winds and check the forecast

This week a leading supermarket has recalled their kids life jackets over the risk of drowning - a reminder that it’s best to get your floatation device from a specialist shop with the correct Newton buoyancy for your requirements.


There has never been a better time to learn to fly. We are clearing the decks for new stock and everything must go. Up to 50% off selected wings, foils and foilboards. But be quick, there‘s only one or two in each size. Not sure what to get? Email Colin at [email protected]


Always great to catch up with Mick . He‘s doing great work offering open water swimming and safety lessons as well as lessons in the pool. Check him out if you want to take your swimming to the next level 🏊‍♀️


Wheter you’re stepping up from dipping to swimming longer distances, starting a swim course or have signed up for a swimming event - the Vitalis TRN is a great swimming wetsuit for all your open water adventures 🏊‍♀️ We have the full range in stock, come and try them on in store or order online at


Are you planning a trip to the beach for the summer solstice today? Don’t let a bit of rain ruin your day out!

One of my teachers in primary school used to say, there’s no bad weather, just wrong clothes. While I’m not sure that’s 100% true, you can definitely still enjoy your time at the beach with the right equipment now that we’re back to more typical Irish summer weather. A full length wetsuit, booties or water shoes and the right accessories will keep you warm. And don’t forget to pack a changing robe to protect you from the elements after your next adventure 🏊‍♀️🏄‍♀️


We‘ve loved the great weather the past weeks ☀️ definitely not taking it for granted though, so for those days when you need a bit more warmth, a summer shorty or full length wetsuit will extend your kids time in the water. The Jobe Boston is super comfortable to wear, easy to put on and durable. Buy at or come to the store to try them on.


What a scorcher 🔥 Temperature on the dash showed 29 degrees in Sligo today and there‘s more sunshine on the way. Protect your skin and enjoy your time outdoors with natural, skin- and reefsafe products from . We‘ve got the SPF30, 50 and zinc sticks in stock. Pop into the store or order at ☀️


Our summer camp is all about fun! Spaces available next week both in the morning and afternoon. The perfect activity for your teens now that they‘re off school. Find out more and book at


We‘ve had a super sunny week in the Dock 🏖️ Hope it‘s sunny where you are! Just a reminder that the shop is open until 4pm today and then we are closed for bank holiday Monday. Back as normal on Tuesday, first day of our summer camp 👏 There‘s still time to sign up, just head over to the website.


The beach is calling ☀️ it’s been so lovely and sunny this week, long may it continue. While the air temperature’s picking up, the water can still be chilly. Maximise your time in the water and bring your wetsuit to go paddleboarding, swimming, surfing, bodyboarding or kayaking. The O’Neill Reactor is our most popular summer wetsuit for the whole family. It’s

✅ warm, comfortable to wear and flexible for maximum freedom of movement
✅ easy to put on and take off, with ankle zips in the kids models
✅ durable so it will last you a long time

Get yours instore or order at


Are you planning on being by the water for the long weekend? ☀️🏖️ We’ve got you covered, from wetsuits to changing towels, bodyboards to snorkels and masks, sunscreen, togs, buoyancy aids, goggles and more 🤿 Shop at to get your delivery before the weekend or pop into our store.


Can you help us get the word out?

We are looking for one more person to complete our team of instructors for the summer. If you are a kayaking, SUP, sailing or windsurfing instructor looking for work for June, July and August, send your CV to [email protected]

You’d be joining a great team of instructors and together with an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a busy watersports centre we offer:

- A Competitive salary
- Guaranteed hours (corresponding to full-time or part-time contract)
- End-of-season bonus
- Staff discount in our watersports store

Find out more at Thanks for spreading the word.

Photos from 777windsurf's post 24/05/2023

Can’t wait to hear more! 👏


The shop just got a big tidy right in time before the summer kicks off fully ☀️ If you haven‘t been to our store in Dublin - it packs a punch despite being small. We’ve got a lot more than you can see in this photo :) If you‘re looking for equipment and wetsuits to get you swimming, surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, wingfoiling, windsurfing, sailing, wakeboarding and more - we‘ve got you covered. Check out for the full range.

The shop is now open 7 days a week for the summer.

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Videos (show all)

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Grand Canal Dockyard, Ringsend

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

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