July 16, 2024

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The 3 Best Barbados Surf Spots

The 3 Best Barbados Surf Spots

Surfing is really a thing for people of good taste. Good taste for fun. Good taste for leisure. Good taste for adventure. While surfers disagree as to which surfing spot is best in the world, they agree on one thing – that surfing is a one of a kind water sport and hobby that is good for anyone out there who wants to escape from the confines of boring work routines.

Traveling to the Caribbean is so cool. But traveling to the Caribbean plus surfing at its top surfing sites is definitely a lot cooler than you could ever imagine. Barbados, an island nation of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean is well renowned for its pinkish white sand beaches, crystal clear sea water, perfect surfing waves, classy resorts, world-class hotel accommodations, plus the friendly locals. Because of tourism, Barbados is Caribbean’s leading tourist destination right now. It is also the most developed island in the region. And if you are looking for a complete Caribbean surfing experience that you can cherish for the rest of your life, don’t miss a visit to the 3 best Barbados surf spots.

Soup Bowl

Soup Bowl in Bathsheba, along the rugged east coast of Barbados, is the most famous Caribbean surf break among professional and experienced surfers from around the world. Many surfers just visit the Island to get a taste of the “soup bowl experience”. In fact, Soup Bowl has already been featured several times in worldwide circulation sports and travel magazines including the Transworld Surf, Surfing Magazine and the New York Times. It has also been featured in numerous surf videos including Taylor Steele’s “Campaign 2”, Alek Parker’s “The Hunt” and the upcoming Lost surf video “Ward Stories”. It is at this surf spot that you will experience up to 20 foot barreling walls of raging water ravaging any surfer who stands in its way. It’s just awesomely magnificent – witnessing mother nature’s raw power rolling off the shore, one after the other. Even Kelly Slater, the Tiger Woods of surfing, puts Soup Bowl as one of the top three waves in the world as stated in a Transworld Surf interview.


If you are looking for a surf spot that would definitely challenge your skills, then Tropicana is best for you. Located along the west coast of Barbados, Tropicana is known for its hollow, left barreling waves perfect for goofy-footed surfers.

Tropicana will put your skills to the test as you have to make the best timing when dropping in and pulling into the barrel as you might get caught by the wave and dragged to the bottom, slamming into the sharp-edged fire coral reef below. However, locals seriously suggest not to go surfing at low tides to help reduce the risk of this occurring.

The beach here is also exceedingly fine and the resorts along this coast are well maintained and properly developed to give visitors the leisure and relaxation they came for.

Freights Bay

Now, if you’re a total newbie to surfing, then Freights is the place for you to start off your Barbados surfing journey. It is at this surf break in Barbados that most beginners take their first surfing lessons on the island. The bay’s beginner-friendly left hand point breaks are so conducive for surfing lessons that you are guaranteed to be up and riding in no time!

What is peculiar to this surfing spot is the frequent appearance of sea turtles that often surface to take a breath of air. Often times, surfers are astonished to see these turtles breathing for air right next to them on the surface of the water – a totally 100% unforgettable experience worthy of sharing with others.