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Dread or Dead Surf Shop

Hastings Main Road | Bridgetown, Hastings, Barbados
+1 246-228-4785
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Surf Day Barbados

If you are looking for a great way to spend a few hours, keep the kids both young and old busy and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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Great Surf Shop

A lot of great gear piled into a small, centrally located shop. The staff are very friendly and... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2017
Big Sky, Montana
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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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Hastings Main Road | Bridgetown, Hastings, Barbados
+1 246-228-4785
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a great way to spend a few hours, keep the kids both young and old busy and to learn how to surf safely Dread or Dead is perfect. Russell, Terry and the instructors didn’t waste a minute running through the...More

Thank dmandel3
Reviewed December 8, 2017

A lot of great gear piled into a small, centrally located shop. The staff are very friendly and helpful!

Thank SurferPete1
Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

Took my girlfriend here for a beginner lesson and had an awesome time. Neither of us had ever surfed before, but by the end of the lesson we were riding waves all the way to the shore. Matthew was an excellent instructor- friendly, patient, knowledgeable...More

Thank TomCFW
Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

We spent 3 days during our trip with Matthew and Seb learning to surf. All five of us were up surfing in no time. Great instruction, easy to work with and perfect conditions for learning. We would highly recommend for anyone in Barbados looking to...More

Thank Amy L
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Great fun, excellent value, 1:3 tuition, thoroughly recommend. My son still says it was his best day ever!

Thank Anna C
Reviewed October 28, 2017

Taken several surf lessons with Dead or Dread over my past few trips to Barbados. Always the highlight of my vacation. The instructors, Russell and Matthew, take you to either the beach to the right of the Hilton (smaller waves), or to the left of...More

Thank James G
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

Matthew was an incredible teacher. We were so glad to be able to book an afternoon through this surf school on such short notice. I never thought I'd learn to surf. And I learned in Barbados of all places. Very happy with my experience. Will...More

Thank Brandon L
Reviewed August 2, 2017

We just spent 2 weeks in Hastings and were so lucky to discover Dead or Dread across the street! They are 3 minutes from a great surf break with consistent waves. (Drill Hall)My husband and 16 year old son rented boards for a week and...More

Thank tracy f
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

My husband, myself and my three kids (ages 9, 7 and 4) have so far taken 4 family surf lessons with Russell and his crew of instructors over the past two weeks. They are so good at giving us individualized coaching, are extremely relaxed and...More

Thank RebeccaN0524
Reviewed July 27, 2017

Our daughter recently took a lesson with Axe and had a ball. She had surfed one time before but is really a beginner. Pretty reasonable price $50us for 2 hours.

Thank dv50
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Diane P
June 26, 2017|
Response from dodgarrett | Property representative |
Hi Dian . The minimum age for group lessons is 10 years old . However if your child can swim we can start them younger , for this we do private lessons only . Thanks russell
Diane P
May 31, 2017|
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Response from dodgarrett | Property representative |
yes we have go pro , however we only use it upon request , as we have lost a few now and for best results someone needs to monitor the camera .