Fantastic day! I booked a last minute surf tour with Jay from Ride the Tide surf school in Barbados while on vacation. From the moment that I made the initial phone call to set everything up; I knew that I had picked the right person. Jay picked us up the next morning at our condo bright and early for a morning surf session. He was nice enough to bring along several long boards to choose from, all of the necessary equipment, and also some snacks and refreshments. Jay is super friendly, very accommodating, patient with beginners, and definitely knows the island’s various breaks like the back of his hand. Having someone with local knowledge is great when on vacation! We first visited Freights Bay for a few hours and then checked out South Point and Brandons. At each site, Jay would explain how the surf would typically break, what the ideal location was to paddle out to for optimum wave catching, and most importantly any potentially hazards to be aware of. He helped me catch a ton of awesome waves and gave me several tips on improving my skills. The break at Freights Bay was probably my favorite; is it located at the bottom of a stunning picturesque cliff overlooking the bay. After we paddled out that morning, there began to appear set after set of these perfectly timed super clean emerald green waves breaking perfectly to the left. After I had caught a few waves, I started to notice several of these incredibly beautiful adolescent green turtles appearing in the waves along with me. They were apparently surfing a few as well that morning. Amazing! Jay obviously has an expert knowledge of surfing and of the island of Barbados. We had a fantastic time and I would recommend him to anyone regardless of their skill level. Thanks Jay! See you next year! Michael
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June 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review of Ride The Tide and myself.
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It was really nice to meet both yourself and your wife. Freights Bay was a total score regarding timing. We certainly had the best of it. Brandons had some fun ones too!
I hope your sailing day was as good as the surfing!
See you next time.
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