About Us

Welcome to Paddyintheelements Watersports Ltd. 100% Irish owned and run by a local of Galway city with a passion for Watersports.

Having grown up Windsurfing in Rusheen Bay, sailing in Galway Bay and then being a member of the R.N.L.I in Ireland and the UK watersports have been a big part of my life.

I fell in love with Kitesurfing 7 years ago whilst working in the UK and then made the decision to go to Dahkla and start the sport properly. Since then I've been in love with it and regularly kitesurf around the West Coast of Ireland.

We are a local Irish shop with a love for all things watersports. The business model is simple, to bring premium products to the West and the rest of Ireland with all products physically available in the local area.

We have invested in all brand new 2022/2023 gear and we've made significant outlays to ensure that demo gear is available to try.

All the gear listed online is in stock and physically located in Galway. No dropshipping, no long lead times on gear, no sudden pricing changes.

All products are rigorously tested by us in the harsh wild Atlantic weather.

If there is something you would like and don't see on the website, please drop us a message and we will do our best to look after you.

All of our customers and future customers are important to us.

We wanted Paddyintheelements to be the first dedicated Kitesurfing shop in the West Coast of Ireland.

All the products for sale are from market leading manufacturers with solid warranties and support.

We are the exclusive distributor for Vantage Kites in Ireland and love working with such a forward thinking company. Their whole sales model is based around data driven Kites. The Vulture Generation 3 has an excellent wind range and is a great performing kite. Also should you have any issues you can contact them via whatsapp and they will get back to you in under 48 hours.

Vantage site can be found here.


We are also the exclusive distributor for North products in Ireland. Another great example of premium quality kites, foils, wings and sails. The reason why we chose North is their amazing range and variety of products. They are at the forefront of not only kite design but also windsurfing sails and sailing sails. This R & D falls over into their Kite designs also. North have won the Redbull King of the Air the last 2 years in Capetown and continue to produce amazing kites for all disciplines. They are also leading in Wing design and foil design. 

North Kiteboarding Site Can be Found Here.