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Dread or Dead Surf Shop

Hastings Main Road | Bridgetown, Barbados
(246) 228-4785
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Type: Shops, Surf Camps
Owner description: Dread Or Dead surf shop is a surfing technical and funtional fashion retail store. We offer surf lessons, tours and board hire/rental through our surf... more » Owner description: Dread Or Dead surf shop is a surfing technical and funtional fashion retail store. We offer surf lessons, tours and board hire/rental through our surf school Surf In Barbados as well as SUP lessons, tours and hire/rental through our SUP shop SUP In Barbados. « less
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Had traveled to Barbados shortly after a trip to SoCal where I fell in love with surfing. I wanted to grab another few lessons to really dial this craft in. Saw Dread or Dead while driving through town, the shop looked legit and it was close to the water. I instantly assumed this was the place to go. Took a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our group one mother, 2 young ladies and 1 teenager all had the time of our lives....Thanks Russel and Matthew for making us all feel like winners...see you next time..

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My girlfriend and I went to Barbados to live for a month prior to starting graduate school. We wanted to find a place that was peaceful, close to the states, but also had great surf. That was our criteria for the trip: somewhere we could go, wake up when we want, and surf every day. Barbados was the perfect place... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We came across Dread or Dead Surf Shop because our hotel was near by. My husband really wanted to do some surfing on our trip while I was less than excited about the idea, but this turned out to be a real highlight of the trip. The shop is very nice and the staff is even better. My husband and... More

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

First trip to Barbados, won't be the last... Having never surfed before we took our 10 year old for a surf lesson with Matthew from Dread or Dead..We met Russell and Matthew at the shop and were taken to Carlisle bay. Matthew was brilliant soooo patient, our son surfed all the way to the beach..Fantastic memories, I was so impressed... More

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Matran, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I should have come to Barbados 21 years ago, the chaps on Hawai told me learning to surf is Way to difficult, Matthew made me Ride the Wave within 2 hours... . Outstanding .......thx and I will be back....

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My husband and I had a great surf lesson with Russell! Russell picked us up from our hotel, sized us for surf boards, and took us to Carlisle Bay. He was patient and helpful. I was a skeptic that I would really be able to surf but he was agreat instructor! We would definitely go out to surf with Dread... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is my second trip to Barbados in 3 months. I traveled along with two buddies who are amateur surfers just like me. We were walking from our hotel to Carlisle Beach when we came across Russell's surf shop (Dread or Dead). We went in and ended up renting a couple boards for 3 days. I been fortunate enough to... More

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Manly, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I arranged for a half day of surf guiding with the Guys. Originally I wanted to surf Soup Bowls but the conditions weren't right. Russell and Michael took me to another break with a suitable board that was waxed and ready to go. I had a great time at a lefthand reef break that wasn't too crowded (until school finished... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Well, once again I was not disappointed. Was met by Russell and Matthew at my rental cottage and taken right Soup Bowl, now I've been to Barbados a few times and and kinda I know the ins and outs and usually always have my own board,however this time I wanted to travel light, and since Dread or Dead is a... More

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