A guide to the Popular Barbados
What are the popular Barbados
surfing spots? This question seems to always pop up. You
see the people asking are not aware that Barbados
geographic location gives it a unique advantage. They are
amazed that such a small island 166 square miles could
have such diverse beach and ocean conditions.
Of course these unique
attributes, which makes the island a surfers paradise,
occur because the island is the most easterly of all the
Caribbean islands. This unique geographical position
places the east coast of Barbados further into the
turbulent Atlantic Ocean than any of the other
The dynamic mix of conditions
found along the island coastline has over the years
fashion Barbados into a popular location for various forms
of surfing action all year round.
Barbados Surfing On The East Coast
The Soup Bowl is Barbados most popular surf spot. This
highly rated surf spot has been listed by world famous
surfer Kelly Slater as one of his top five surf locations
in the world. Surfers from around the world come to the
soup bowl between August and November not only because of
the fantastic waves but also for the terrific atmosphere,
great food and friendly people.
The Soup Bowl’s location at Bathsheba on the island’s
scenic east coast is home to the most consistent waves
found on the island. The wave at the Soup Bowl is mainly a
right that breaks in approximately seven feet of water on
a rock ledge that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean.
Big surf and heavy barrels are the hallmarks that make
the Soup Bowl a world-class surf spot suitable for the
more experience surfers who compete at the annual reef
classic every November.
Surfing In Barbados On The South Coast
South Point like the Soup Bowl is another great way to
experience Barbados surfing culture. Although not as
popular as Bathsheba, surfing at South Point is favourable
between November and July especially during low
Located on the action pack South coast of the island,
South point is mainly a left break consisting of hollow
fast waves. This multiple peak wave is extremely popular
with the many local and international surfers who visit
Surfing on the West Coast of Barbados
Batts Rock and Brandons are part
of Barbados tranquil west coast more suited to swimming,
sailing and snorkeling. These two beaches are a stark
contrast to the more rugged and turbulent east coast where
giant waves consistently come crashing off the Atlantic
Ocean to create spectacular surf conditions.
But half a dozen times a year
mostly when there is a North swell surfers hit the
jackpot… At this time usually between December and April
the calm waters of these two West Coast beaches breaks
into the most perfect waves you can imagine.
Barbados Surfing on the North East Coast
Maycocks and Duppies are also popular surf spots located
on the North West side of Barbados. Of all the islands
popular surf spots Maycocks is often describe as a surfers
paradise mainly because you wouldn’t find any major
development like houses or buildings on this small
What you’ll find depending on the swell is a super long
wave that seems to go forever...
These are the popular surfing spots in Barbados. Each one
combine’s the island spectacular white sand beaches and
natural beauty with a festive atmosphere that can’t be
beaten any where else.