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Dread or Dead Surf Shop

Address: Hastings Main Road | Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone Number: (246) 228-4785
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Owner description: Dread Or Dead surf shop is a surfing technical and funtional fashion retail store. We offer surf...
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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.

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Newton, MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This was our second year taking lessons from Matthew at Dread or Dead and the four of us (myself, my wife and our two children ages 6 & 7) could not have been happier. After contacting Matthew earlier in the week, we met at his surf shop at 10am sharp (note: parking is difficult, so park at the Marriott just... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We were recommended by our hotel to use these guys. Booked and arrived nearly on time! We were collected by Russell from our hotel in St James area driven down to their shop in Christ Church. Then Matthew took us to Pebbles beach the side of the Hilton Hotel. Originally is was only going to be my 18 year old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My annual return to Barbados coincided with a strong north swell. Normally I surf Brandon's next to the Hilton but decided to hire Russell again for a surf tour since the conditions were going to be very good and I wanted to make sure I hit the right spots. Russell picked me up at the Hilton and we spent the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

If you are going for a holiday in Barbados and you are a surfer or are interested in starting, with out a doubt go to dread or dead surf shop and ask for Russell garret. Him and his family also own to amazing self catering apartments which are on the sea front at Atlantic shores in Christ church. Him and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I took two lessons during my vacation and was impressed with both instructors at Dread or Dead. Must visit. They'll have you riding waves in no time.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Thanks to you for a great moment of surf that you took me to at Barbados. A true lifetime memory at a beautiful place with good company. Thank you for genuine service and pleasure. I can strongly recommend dread or dead and the people working there. Happy new year!! Hope to come back in near future Johan Rosenius/Sweden

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Middlebury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My kids, 20 & 15 years old, wanted to learn how to surf and we were looking for a place to close to the hotel in Worthing, Christ Church. Dread or Dead may sound a bit intimidating, but it was a fantastic experience for both kids. Russell, the owner & instructor, is super knowledgable, very patient, and so nice. He... More 

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London UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Family trip, all first timers on the board, quick 5 minutes chat on beach and ALL 5 of us were standing and surfing at first attempt, the guys chose a good spot and made sure we just had to know a few things to get up on the board. Clearly know how to make sure everyone has fun.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Russell is probably the most patient and encouraging surf coach ever!! I loved the experience even though i am a slow learner. Russell gave me very effective tips along the way and made me feel comfortable with the environment. It is simply great! And reasonably priced too ;)

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Always wanted to try surfing, so went in to the shop and Russell recommend me to buy a 3 day course to really get the hang of it. Very reasonably priced! Went out two days at a nice beginner spot, to get the hang of it and 3rd day went to a place with bigger waves. I ended up catching... More 

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