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Dread or Dead Surf Shop

Hastings Main Road | Bridgetown, Hastings, Barbados
+1 246-228-4785
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Awesome experience for a first-timer!

I have always wanted to try surfing, and Dread or Dead was recommended by our hotel, the Fairmont... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2017
Erin O
SUP vs. Surfing

Last time we went to learn how to surf - DorD got us up and 🏄🏽. Today, a few years older, we... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2017
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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 May 18, 2017

I have always wanted to try surfing, and Dread or Dead was recommended by our hotel, the Fairmont. These guys did not disappoint! They came and picked me up at the hotel - and even let my husband (who is not a strong swimmer, and...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

Last time we went to learn how to surf - DorD got us up and 🏄🏽. Today, a few years older, we went SUP with DorD. No matter how you decide you would like your muscles to hurt, the instructors are lovely people, who give...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2017

Russell was a great instructor! He picked us up and took us to a surf spot and even let me tag along even though I was not getting a lesson. Russell and his son Axe were kind motivating and helpful. He gave my fiancé great...More

Thank Sandy22579
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

We had a great afternoon surfing. We had never surfed before and the instructor was excellent. He gave us a lot of confidence to ensure that we could ride the waves. Within a few goes, everyone had gone for a successful ride. It was great...More

Thank simonnosworthy
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Our 2 families were recently in Barbados, and we rented boards and got lessons for our 5 boys, ages 6-15. In a word, AWESOME!!! What a great experience for all. Russell, the owner, and his worker Seb were so personable and great with the kids....More

Thank julieandwalter2017
Reviewed April 8, 2017

I just came back from my second surf excursion with Dread or Dead this week and had a great time. Sebastien took our group to Freights which is a really nice, easy longboard break. The water was warm and clear and there were almost as...More

Thank NCPoiriers
Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

Had a 2 hour surfing with Sebastian who was extremely attentive, helpful, and safety conscious. Had me up and standing in no time. Was my first lesson and very happy with the session. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed February 28, 2017

Went out with Matthew today for a surfing lesson, and I had an amazing day! I was able to get up 99% of the time. Matthew was super chill, fun to surf with and very informative. I will def be coming back for another surfing...More

Thank Dan K
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Traveled from the US to Barbados to learn how to surf. Booked lesson with Russell. Matthew came and picked me up at my hotel and we went over to Pebbles Beach. Was amazed at how quickly I was able to get up on the board...More

Thank armestj
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Very nice and kindly service,Matthew and Russel . Surfing with Matthew as teacher is very easy and fun,he give very good instruktions and give you the best vaves.Barbados is nice no ice.

Thank johansnickars
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Diane P
What's the minimum age to learn?
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
Do they have someone taking pictures at all (even if you have to purchase them?)
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 .