Reopening May 2018

London's inner city water sports oasis 


Stand Up PAddleboarding (SUP)

PaddleBoard pilates/YOGA

Beach bar


Located in Royal Victoria Dock in the east side of London.

Wakeup Docklands opened in May 2012. We offer a variety of watersports in an urban environment, including cable wakeboarding, stand up paddleboarding and SUP yoga. Based on the sheltered waters of Royal Victoria Dock, the 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 DockThe Shack is home to WakeUp Docklands' reception for wakeboard and stand up paddle boarding, as well as a shop stocking the finest boards, boots and wetsuits to suit your needs.

Even if you're not in the market to ride or buy, The Shack is a fully licensed bar, so feel free to drop by, grab a couple of drinks and take a load off whilst watching the action out on the waterfront.

The Team are always eager to help, whatever your enquiry, so if you're wondering what session is right for you to book, you're looking to get yourself a new board setup that complements your ride or you just want to chew the fat over the latest goings on, you'll find the Team ready and willing!






Royal Victoria Beach, London E16 1AG.

Nearest station: Royal Victoria Get me there - citymapper.

Opening Times

(re-opening soon)

end April-November


November- end April

Park is Closed



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.


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. 

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.

New this season Paddleboard Pilates with Ruth Tongue. Book via the website in the 'Paddleboard & Events' section under SUP-YOGA. It's a 1 hour floating practise and suitable for all levels. 

Paddleboard hire is available for people with a Ready to Ride card or equivalent. £15.00 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. (bookings@wakeupdocklands.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 booking system is currently offline for maintenance. Reopening again soon!