Stand Up Paddling or SUP is awesome, and we love it. It’s the fastest growing water sport in the world and we know why. It's ease of learning and great
core workout attracts water enthusiasts of all types. Stand Up Paddling or SUP is part paddling, part balancing, part surfing. On flat water, you can
cruise and glide while touring the local sites. On small swells, you can easily paddle into and ride the waves. You can also take your Stand Up
Paddleboard and put a windsurf sail on it – come on that’s amazing!
The Academy of Surfing Instructors (ASI) accredits Outdoor Dublin as an approved SUP school. Our staff holds the relevant qualifications in SUP and we
adhere to strict safety guidelines and procedures as set out by the ASI. We also have our own safety guidelines and procedures in place; we provide a
safe and fun environment in which to take part in our activities.
Our coastline was designed for SUP. We have islands off Skerries that love to be explored. We have golden sandy beaches all around us, which provide
the ideal location for SUPing. The local wildlife boasts the largest colony of Roseate Terns in Europe; along with many other species of birds we also
have common seals around the harbor.
The pier in Skerries is the only west facing pier on the east coast and affords beautiful sunsets over the water which is a real treat for those nice evening
paddles in summer months.
We supply all equipment for lessons including wetsuits and buoyancy aids.
Standard Paddle Lesson €40 Per Person (€30 under 16’s)
In this lesson we teach you the basics of Stand Up Paddling. The lesson lasts 2 hours and takes place on whichever local beach is suitable on the day.
In this lesson you will learn:
• The parts of your paddle and board
• Safe water entry
• How to stand up correctly on your board
• Basic paddle techniques
• Planning a safe paddle in open water
• Identifying open water hazards
Improver Paddle Lesson €40 Per Person (€30 under 16’s)
This lesson is a step up from the beginner lesson. It lasts 2 hours and takes
place on whichever local beach is suitable on the day.
This lesson focuses on:
• Understanding wind and tides and their effect on your safety
• Advanced paddle technique, to gain more speed and stability
• Pivot turning
• Intro to emergency action procedures
Red Island Tour €40 Per person (16+ Only)
The Red Island tour is a scenic paddle all the way around the head in Skerries. It is for people who have completed the improver lesson or who are confident
on a paddleboard. We launch from the North Beach in Skerries and paddle past the pier all the way around the head in Skerries , between Red Island and Colt
Island, over to the South beach and then back again. We often have seals following us around the place and lots of lovely sights to take in!
Colt Island Tour €50 Per Person (16+ Only)
Only for people who have completed the Red Island Tour. Approx 2.5 – 3 hours. We launch from the North Beach in Skerries and paddle around the head and out
to Colt Island. Here we stop for a cup of tea and a walkabout. After that we jump back onboard and paddle over to the South Beach via Shenick Island. We have spotted seals, porpoises and loads of different birds on this paddle. Certainly one to remember!