Located in Royal Victoria Dock in the east side of London.
Unique to London and now in its 6th season, WakeUp Docklands offers a variety of water sports in an inner city environment. Specialising in cable wakeboarding, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and SUP yoga we are based on the sheltered waters of Royal Victoria Dock and our site boasts visually stunning surroundings with fantastic public transport links in one of London's most exciting and up-and-coming areas.
The Shack is your first port of call for all things wake and paddle! Housed on the Western Beach in Royal Victoria Dock, The Shack is home to WakeUp Docklands' reception for wakeboard and stand up paddle boarding.
We also have a new out door reception and beach bar for the 2018 season so feel free to drop by, grab a couple of drinks and take a load off whilst watching the action out on the water.
Royal Victoria Beach, London E16 1AG.
Nearest station: Royal Victoria Get me there - citymapper.
OPENING HOURS In October 2018 (daylight permitting):
Monday // closed
Tuesday: 3pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday: 3pm - 7:30pm
Thursday: 3pm - 7:30pm
Friday: 3pm - 7:30pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 6pm
If you are new to watersports please do not be concerned. WakeupDocklands is host to an array of activities to suit everyones tastes and abilities, including beginners. Our dedicated team of knowledgable instructors will ensure you quickly feel like a seasoned local, cruising up and down the dock in the sunshine.
At the end of a regular beginner session almost all people are able to stand up and enjoy their 1st tentative rides, some even manage to look like they've been doing it for a while!
Wakeboarding is a thrilling surface watersport which involves riding a wakeboard over the surface of a body of water. It was developed from a combination of water skiing, snowboarding, and surfing techniques. Wakeupdocklands offers a simple cable towing system with 2 different levels of difficultly, Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced.
Wakeupdocklands uses the world's best-selling two-pole cable system developed by Sesitec. This System 2.0 technology makes it very easy to learn wakeboarding. The hight of the cable combined with precisely adjustable speeds bring beginners efficiently up to their feet in a safe and controlled manner. System 2.0 also helps advanced riders quickly master new tricks out of the water and on the rails and kickers.
After a restructuring of the business in preparation for the 2018 season we are proud to announce that WakeUP Docklands is now operated by a 100% rider owned and rider driven company: Riderr Ltd. Company Director, Jon and The Team are always eager to help, whatever your enquiry, so if you're wondering what session is right for you to book, learn some new tricks, or just want to chew the fat over the latest goings on, you'll find everyone at the park ready and willing!
**New for 2018** we have upgraded all the running cables in the wakepark and even added shiny new direct drive engine to our Gold Cable for stronger pull and bigger air tricks!
Please note: sessions start on the hour every hour, so please arrive at least 20 minutes before your booking to get ready to go on the water at the start of the hour.
There is no greater venue for inland stand up paddleboarding (SUP) than the capital's Royal Docklands. Whether you're looking for a new and interesting way to keep fit or just interested in giving the worlds fastest growing watersport a try, we can provide a coaching or practise session to suit your needs.
WakeUpDocklands is a British Stand Up Paddleboard Association (BSUPA) registered school. This means all our lessons are delivered by professionally certified instructors.
For the 2018 season we will be opening a new booking system to accommodate our paddleboard customers and to cater for a wider range of paddleboard activites, including tours of the historic Royal Victoria dock, BSUPA 'ready to ride' qualification courses, paddleboard yoga and paddleboard pilates classes. Booking system expected to go live in mid June, so keep your eyes peeled for more updates on our social media channels!
Paddleboarding is a fun and easy sport to learn and is therefore ideally suited to groups of friends wanting to try something new and exciting. Wakeupdocklands also offers special SUP sessions for fitness like the challenging SUP yoga classes and race training sessions.
Throughout the season we host a number of fun charity events including the popular Paddleoutloud event that gives you and your friends the chance to paddle on a craft of your choice in some of the UK’s most stunning locations, all whilst raising money for surf therapy charity, the Wave Project.
We also offer paddleboard pilates and yoga with qualified instructors and our booking system and live events calendar will be published alongside our paddleboard events towards the middle of June!
Paddleboard hire is available for people with a Ready to Ride card or equivalent. £20.00 per hour.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book? The easiest way to book an activity is by using our online booking system. It allows you to view availability and pick the best slot for yourself. If you are inquiring about a large group booking we prefer to arrange that over email. (email@example.com)
How many lessons does it take to learn to wakeboard /paddleboard ? Thats a difficult question to answer as everyone learns at different speeds however both sports have very progressive learning curves hence and in general our customers take to both quite easily. We teach people of all ages and experience and believe to offer a high level of customer satisfaction. You will be guided safely every step of the way.
What do I need to bring to the lesson and whats included? Just something to wear under your wetsuit, swim trunks or bikini and a towel. We provide all the gear, if you have your own your welcome to bring it.
Do you offer coaching? All our lessons include coaching from one of our coaches.
View our full FAQs here.
Our Park Location
1, Dock Road,
London, E16 1AG
We are small team of watersports enthusiasts who love helping others enjoy their time on the water. Feel free to call, email or FB message us should you wish to chat.
Due to the nature of our business we are often on the water coaching wakeboarding and paddleboarding lessons. If we miss your communication we will endevour to get back to you as soon as possible.
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