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Address: Hastings Main Road | Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone Number: +1 246-228-4785
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Dread Or Dead surf shop is a surfing technical and funtional fashion retail...

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.

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Excellent day on the water

This was my second time with Russell and Mathew. I set the lesson up via e-mail and everything went as planned. I told Russell and Mathew what I wanted to work on and that is what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
KKeeehn
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Bayville, New Jersey
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Bayville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my second time with Russell and Mathew. I set the lesson up via e-mail and everything went as planned. I told Russell and Mathew what I wanted to work on and that is what Mathew concentrated on once we got out on the water. Mathew was our instructor for the day and he was very professional, knowledgeable and... More 

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Thank KKeeehn
Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I did a two hour lesson with Russell and we had so much fun. Russell is a great instructor - relaxed and humorous, but obviously very knowledgable. I was a bit anxious at first (first time on a surf board) but he put me at ease, and had me surfing in no time. Money well spent!

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Thank Soleil7424
Argentina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did SUP and surfing with these guys. It was my first time and I loved it! Both Russell and Matthew were super nice and professional. Absolutely recommended to do it if you visit Barbados!

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Thank Rocío M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a little dilemma and Russell and Thai very kindly opened the shop for us this Sunday so we could get fins for our surf boards - totally saving the day so we could go surfing Last year they took us on a day trip to drill hole for a surf - for lunch Russell drove us to 'Chefette'... More 

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Thank ben w
Long Island, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

our family of four plus friends used dread or dead for both lessons and then just board rentals. russell and crew were very accommodating , friendly, and flexible with our group. we had a range of surf skill sets and everyone was set up to enjoy the water at their own level. Plus, their home base beach is great,an easy... More 

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Thank Buduke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Really good ! Picked me up from the hotel and soon had me riding some waves. Very friendly and laid back . Matt was excellent as an instructor . Would highly recommend if you want to learn or sharpen up your technique.

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Thank Wincando
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We had a total of 4 surf lessons at 3 hours each. 3 with Matthew with was really good. He managed to get us on the board and by the first lesson also to make us catch our own waves. this success continued with all 3 lessons with him. The last lesson we had was with another instructor, who had... More 

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Thank Cecilie H
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Surf tour was excellent. They came and picked me up and took me to some sweet surf spots. I will definitely do it again and recommend it to anyone

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Thank Chrstian W
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Russell was a patient, kind, knowledgeable and fun instructor. His experience, both as a surfer, and an instructor, was evident and made for a wonderful first surfing experience. I definitely left wanting to come back again, and again!

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Thank Anne E
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Russell was a really good instructor and guide. We went around the island on a four day series of intermediate classes, and he was great about fine-tuning form, finding and fixing bad habits, and teaching us about how different spots handle different conditions.

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Thank Josh D

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