My Girlfriend and I had already decided that we were going to try surfing before we had arrived in Barbados. There are a few surf schools to choose from but our hotel recommended Surf Barbados so we decided to give them a go and booked a day of surfing..... and we are so glad we did.
We had a hire car so Barry offered to meet us at a Petrol Station near Surfers Point in Oistins and we followed him to Surfers Point. We spent about 15 minutes on the beach running through the basics before we went out in the surf. Barry was such a good instructor...very laid back and friendly. He had me and my girlfriend standing up within the first 30 minutes (me on my first wave, not that i'm bragging....much) and we enjoyed the 2 hour session so much we ended up booking 4 more days with him.
Over the next 4 days Barry continued with his same enthusiasm, he obviously really enjoyed what he did and made it seem like he had the best job in the world. He was very encouraging....on about the 3rd day he was teaching some other guys the basics on the beach while we headed off to try and catch some waves. When i did catch one he stopped his teaching to cheer me on...i'm pretty sure over the 5 days he never missed a wave i caught and cheered me on for everyone of them!exactly what you need when you are learning.
His instruction was good...he would let you know what you could do better and had me picking my own waves, catching them and then turning on them in no time. He didn't spend his time watching the clock to make sure we didn't over-run. In fact most days we over ran by at least 15 minutes.
We enjoyed Surfing with Barry so much....it was definitely the highlight of our 2 week holiday I really can't say enough good things about him.
If you are looking for something to do while you're in Barbados I would thoroughly recommend trying surfing and I would 100% recommend going with Surf Barbados and i guarantee you will enjoy it.
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