Surfing Spots in Barbados

Surfing Spots in BarbadosBefore I get to the surfing spots in Barbados, I would like to provide you with a little information about this country.  Barbados is an Island located in the Lesser Antilles, it is North East of South America approximately 578 miles from Guyana and 669 miles from Venezuela.  The Atlantic Ocean surrounds the Island nation of Barbados

The capital of Barbados is Bridgetown and the official language is English.  Barbados is approximately 167 square miles in size and is considered to be part of the Caribbean.  Barbados gained its independence from the United Kingdom on November 30, 1966.

Barbados is usually warm and sunny all year long.  The rainy season is from June to October and the dry season is from January to May.  Barbados’ economy is based around tourism, manufacturing, agriculture and business and financial services.

Over 280,000 people live on the Island of Barbados, and one of its most famous residents is the singer Rhianna, who was born in St. Michael Parish in Barbados.

Because of its warm temperatures and sunny climate, Barbados can be surfed year round.  Now, that you know a little about this country, let’s examine some of the surfing spots in Barbados.

Soup Bowl

Soup Bowl is a reef break with a right breaking wave, this surf spot is for the experienced surfers.  Soup Bowl is located on the East Coast of Barbados and near the fishing village of Bathsheba, which is in the St. Joseph parish.  The waves and swells that hit Soup Bowl is generated from the Atlantic Ocean.  11-time World Surfing Champion, Kelly Slater, is known to surf this spot.

Brandons

Surfing Spots in BarbadosBrandons is a reef break with a left breaking wave, this surf spot is for surfers of all experience levels.  Brandons is located on the South West side of Barbados and is south of the capital city of Bridgetown.  The waves and swells that hit this surf spot is generated from the Atlantic Ocean.

Crane Beach

Crane Beach is a beach break with a wave that breaks both right and left, this surf spot is for surfers of all experience levels.  Crane Beach is located on South East side of Barbados in the St. Philip parish, it is north of the Crane Resort.  The waves and swells that hit this surf spot is generated from the Atlantic Ocean.

South Point

South Point is a reef break with a left breaking wave, this surf spot is for the experienced surfers.  South Point is located on the South side of Barbados near the town of Oistins, which is in the Christ Church parish.  The waves and swells that hit South Point is generated from the Atlantic Ocean.

Batts Rock

Surfing Spots in BarbadosBatts Rock is reef break with a left breaking wave, this surf spot is for surfers of all experience levels.  Batts Rock is on the West side of Barbados and north of the capital city of Bridgetown. The waves and swells that hit this surf spot is generated from the Atlantic Ocean.

Freights Bay

Freights Bay is a point break with a left breaking wave, this surf spot is for surfers of all experience levels.  Freights Bay is on the South side of Barbados near the town of Oistins, which is in the Christ Church parish.  The waves and swells that hit South Point is generated from the Atlantic Ocean.

Maycocks

Maycocks is a reef break with a right breaking wave, this surf spot is for surfers of all experience levels.  Maycocks is on the North West side of Barbados and is located in the St. Lucy parish. The waves and swells that hit this surf spot is generated from the Atlantic Ocean.

Tropicana

Surfing Spots in BarbadosTropicana is a reef break with a left breaking wave, this surf spot is for the experienced surfers.  Tropicana is on the West side of Barbados, and is north of the town of Holetown which is located in the St. James parish. The waves and swells that hit this surf spot is generated from the Atlantic Ocean.

Sand Bank aka Cattlewash

Sand Bank aka Cattlewash is sand-bar with a wave that breaks both right and left, this surf spot is for the experienced surfers.  Sand Bank is located on the East side of Barbados near the town of Bathsheba and north of Bathsheba Park.  Bathsheba is located in the St. Joseph parish. The waves and swells that hit this surf spot is generated from the Atlantic Ocean.

Parlour

Parlour is a reef break with a wave that breaks both right and left, this surf spot is for the experienced surfers.  Parlour is located on the East Coast of Barbados and near the fishing village of Bathsheba, which is in the St. Joseph parish.  Parlour is about 300 yards south of the surfing spot Soup Bowl. The waves and swells that hit this surf spot is generated from the Atlantic Ocean.

In Conclusion

Barbados a an Island Nation that is located in the Lower Antilles, it is North East of South America approximately 578 miles from Guyana and 669 miles from Venezuela.  Barbados is surround by the Atlantic Ocean and is known for some World class surfing spots.  Because of Barbados warm temperatures and sunny climate, Barbados can be surfed year round.

Barbados is approximated 167 square miles and some well-known surf spots are: Soup Bowl, Brandons, Crane Beach, South Point, Batts Rock, Freights Bay, Maycocks, Tropicana, Sand Bank and Parlour.

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Thanks for dropping in and should you have any questions or comments, please post it in the comments section of this page.


6 thoughts on “Surfing Spots in Barbados

  1. Geez, I love your site! Every time I read it I always learn something new and I enjoy the fact that you not only educate us about surfing, you teach us about the country as well.

    I am wondering, seeing there are so many beautiful places to surf in Barbados has there been many surfing champions that originated from there?

    • Hi Amberlee, I’m pretty confident that there has never been a World Surfing Champion from Barbados, though there is a an 11-time Champion, Kelly Slater, that likes to surf in Barbados.

      Thanks for the comments and dropping in!

  2. Hey! Awesome page. I can’t wait to visit Barbados someday. It looks so beautiful. Great imagery on your page by the way. Hopefully I’ll have some surfing experience by the time I get there. I’ve been a beginner forever already haha. But it’s good to know there’s plenty of spots for beginners there. Very informative page!

    • Hi Danny, I like to visit Barbados myself and hit some of those surf spots, it’s officially on my bucket list.

      Thanks for the comments and dropping in!

  3. Hi Stuart

    I didn’t know that there were these many surf spots in Barbados. This island looks like a nice place to visit and would consider coming to this place to do that. I am not a surfer, but I would be open to learning how. Maybe I’ll start with the Brandons surf spot since it looks nice from the pic.

    Overall, you have a good site here, and I would refer people who are into surfing to come and check out this site.

    Cheers!

    Armand

    • Hi Armand, Everytime I do my research on a place, I’m amazed at all the surf spots that they have and I want to visit, so I can experience the surf.

      Thanks for the comments and dropping in.

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