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“best summer camp ever !”

Surfdock Watersports
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Owner description: Surfdock is Dublin's Premier Watersports Shop and Watersports Activity Provider. Based in Grand Canal Dock, we are a short stroll from Dublin City Centre, and offer lessons in Stand Up Paddleboarding, Sailing, Kayaking and Windsurfing at very competitive prices. We offer activities for individuals, groups and Schools, 7 days per week.
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“best summer camp ever !”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

My 11 year old son spent a week at the Surfdock Watersports Camp in August and these are his comments on the experience. We did kayaking, wind-surfing, sailing and SUP. They provided wet suits for everybody. It's very good value for money and all the equipment is of a very high standard. As well as doing the activities, we learnt how to rig sails for windsurfing and sailing. We also did pier jumping down beside the Grand Canal Theatre. All the instructors were really nice, encouraging and friendly. They helped get the best out of us in all the sports. I thought the windsurfing was the best part. The worst part was putting the gear back in the evening (teaching the kids to take responsibility for the gear I suppose). You can also bring in a small amount of money for sweets on Wednesday and one of the instructors will get them for you. Also on Friday, the kids are encouraged to bake something to bring in along with something to barbecue and it's all shared out. I had a brilliant time thanks to the instructors and can't wait to go again.

As a parent, what more can I say...? Thanks Surfdock!

Visited August 2013
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ColinHarris, Owner at Surfdock Watersports, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time and leaving a review about our Summer Camp. We are delighted that your son enjoyed the week with us and the activities he learned during the camp.
Hopefully see you again for another week of kids camp in the future.
Best wishes,
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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“Corporate team event in Surfdock”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Surfdock organised a mixed kayaking and stand up paddle boarding event for us which was very well organised. The activities were super fun and the event overall was amazing. Even the fact that is was a rainy day we don't regret challenging the weather and get into the water! The staff was very friendly and all the team mates considered it one of the best corporate team events they ever attended.
Highly reccommend it and thanks so much for a great time!

Visited July 2013
Thank Anna C
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1 review
“2 hrs mix activities with Surfdock”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

With work we organised a 2 hours of mixed kayaking and stand up paddle boarding event with Surfdock. The team was split up to two. We all had a great time, we had a little game; girls agains boys which is always a great fun. We were proud of ourself not to get wet in the beginning, but it's always bigger fun to fall into the water. One of us made sure that everybody gets in the water. :) Last year we were even more brave and jump to the water from the red poles. We became a touristical attraction as 15 of us at once jumped to the water. People weree taking photos of us. It's great to become child again. The facilitators are extremely friendly, they are happy to do all foolish thing as long as it safe. We had a great time. It was our 2nd time with the company and I can say, we will be there next year as well, for sure! :) Thank you for the great event!

Visited June 2013
Thank Zs V
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Sligo, Ireland
1 review
“Excellent wake-boarding fun in centre of Dublin”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Having tried wakeboarding off the back of a boat before I had my doubts to how my 8 year old daughter would handle it and my sister for that matter, but both absolutely loved it and got standing in no time at all. Much easier than off a boat, great craic and something truly different to try out when in the capital. I would highly recommend it as a way of getting away from the busy hustle and bustle and will 100% be going back any time I am in Dublin. Great staff and hope the business continues to grow.

Visited May 2013
Thank mclynner
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Berlin, Germany
1 review
“great experience”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Nice location in Dublin, very friendly staff. SUP is always a great experiance to see the city by another view and have a good exercise.
And maybe you can catch some nice waves too ;-)
Thank you!

Visited June 2013
Thank MarkusSup
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