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Barbados surfing is cool
Sea-U Guest House is close to world class surfing. The hotel is perfect for surfers and offers ocean-view studios, apartments and cottage accommodation. It overlooks Tent Bay at Bathsheba and a great base for a great Barbados surf trip. Surfing at Soup Bowl and Parlors is only a short walk away. All island-wide surf spots can be reached within 40 minutes. Surf, relax and mingle with locals and other guests.
The New York Times reported about Bathsheba surfing (don’t miss the slideshow): “’I’ve been going for over 20 years, and I’d put Soup Bowl as one of the top three waves in the world,’ said Kelly Slater, the Tiger Woods of surfing, who recently won his ninth world championship. ‘It’s got a really good curve and allows all sorts of manoeuvres and airs.’”
In line to receive the Atlantic swells, the east coast is home to the most consistent breaks on Barbados. Waves make the long travel over the open Atlantic only to meet the steep Continental Shelf, which jacks up the swell as it rumbles across the reefs to create world class waves that are for the more experienced surfer.
Between December and March, a North swell will bring sporadic waves to the west coast if there is a strong enough north swell to energize them. Under such conditions, the resulting power-packed waves can be truly great, even though it rarely gets above 8′.
The south coast is more consistent than the west coast, yet rarely breaks in the summer months unless influenced by localized storm action. Bathsheba surfing locations are glassy, though small, from June to August. The coast offers the most consistent surf on the island from September to December.
Soup Bowl – the famous spot
Given the nickname “Sunset Beach.” That should tell you something about the fast, powerful rights which barrel into Barbados’ top surf spot. Hollow, tubes. Long walls. Anywhere from 2 to 20 feet!
Parlors – not to miss
This place has been called the Mother of All Walls, and is said to break up to 40!’ Expect a long paddle over deep water to thick, juicy rights and lefts!
High Rock – more for beginners
Rights and lefts are lying between Soup Bowls and Parlors. Breaks under pretty much the same conditions.
Learn to surf
Learn to surf or improve your surfing skills. Book surfing lessons or the surf tour online together with your room reservation.
Lesson with certified surf insturctor and guide :
1 day (2 hours) US$ 75 per person
3 days (6 hours) US$ 200 per person