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Welcome to Skerries Watersports Academy

We are located beside the very best mix of beaches, harbour's and scenery on the east coast of Ireland and we have been teaching in Skerries for over 15 years. The possibilities of exploring local Islands, History and wildlife are Fantastic. We provide water based Fun Activities and Lessons in the beautiful town of Skerries in North County Dublin, just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport. Our Goal is to introduce people to the Amazing enviroment we have on our doorstep. Not only will you gain new skills paddleboarding, kayaking, kitesurfing or windsurfing, but we hope you will gain a new perspective of our surroundings that will enrich particitants. Its all so healthy too! All our staff are fully qualified instructors, insured and are Garda vetted.

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Gary Duff

Gary Duff

Mark Broderick

Mark Broderick

Activities & Pricing

SUP - 2.5 Hour Beginner Lesson €35 (under 16 €25)
Sit On Top Kayaking - 2.5 Hour Beginner Lesson €35 (under 16 €25)
Windsurfing - 2.5 Hour Beginner Lesson €55 / Full Course 4 x 2.5 hour sessions €200)
Kitesurfing - 2 Hour Beginner Lesson €75 / Full Course 4 x 3 hour sessions €350)

Kids Summer Camps 2018 July and August 2018

Morning or Afternoon Session Kids Camp €100 with additional Sibling Discount 90 Euro per Child.
Age suitability 7 - 16 years old.

Activities Locations: Skerries North beach or Skerries South Beach. Exact Meeting point will be Flagged each day depending on weather conditions.The participants should be reasonably comfortable in the water. We ensure that similar ages are kept together so that there is better learning, interaction and fun.

Available Dates for July:
Choose from Morning Session 9.30am - 12.30pm
Afternoon Session 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

July Monday 2nd to Friday 6th
July Monday 9th to Friday 23th
July Monday 16th to Friday 20th
July Monday 23rd to Friday 27th
July Monday 30th to Friday 3rd August

Available Dates for August:
Choose from Morning Session 9.30am - 12.30pm
Afternoon Session 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Monday 6th to Friday 10th
Monday 13th to Friday 17th
Monday 20th to Friday 24th
Monday 27th to Friday 31st

Activities included in weekly Camps. SOT Kayaking, Paddleboarding (SUP), Windsurfing, Water Trampoline and Kite Flying. Skill and educational activities such as "Knowining your knots", Kite and Raft building. The program is flexible and will vary depending on daily weather conditions.
We provide wetsuits and buoyancy Aids. The wetsuits can be fitted and picked up from our office (89 Strand street)
The suits are on loan for the duration of the camp and the responsibility of he individual while the course is running. We find this is better system. Please remember to rinse and dry the suit each day.

What you need to bring on the Day?
1 Wetsuit and swimwear
2 Runners or booties
3 Towel and Change of Clothes
4 Sun Hat and sunblock
5 light Snack and drink

Our Qualifications:
All our staff fully qualified BSUP and BKSA instructors. We are Garda Vetted and have child protection certs. Please note that due to weather we may have to cancel and re schedule courses and camps . The overall decision will be for safety reasons as this is our main concern.

Latest News

Latest News
Lunch on Colt Island

On a recent SUP paddle over to Colt island, we decided to stop and cook up lunch on an open fire. Something beautiful about cooking this way and the fish tasted so well. We hope to add these type of experiences to our lessons and micro adventures soon.

Contact Us

Skerries Watersports Academy
61 Strand Street
County Dublin
Phone: (086) 225 7434

We'll do our best to get back to you within 6-8 working hours.