Learn to Surf in Barbados

Many popular surfing destinations like Barbados have surf schools and surf camps that offer Surfing lessons. Surfing lessons for beginner Surfers and intermediate Surfers multi-day lessons that focus on surfing fundamentals. They are designed to take Beginner surfers and help them become Intermediate Surfers. All-inclusive surf camps offer overnight Surf accommodations, meals, Surf lessons and Surfboard Rentals. Most surf lessons begin with instruction and a safety briefing on land, followed by instructors helping students into waves on longboards or "softboards". The softboard is considered the ideal surfboard for learning to Surf, due to the fact it is safer, and has more paddling speed and stability than shorter Surfboards. Funboards are also a popular shape for beginner Surfers as they combine the volume and stability of the longboard with the manageable size of a smaller surfboard. New and inexperienced surfers typically learn to Surf and catch waves on softboards around the 7–8 foot funboard size. Due to the softness of the surfboard the chance of getting injured is substantially minimized.SoftBoards; unlike many Other surfboards, come with rubber fins, stock leash and pre-installed traction.

Typical surfing Lessons are best performed in small groups. The most popular surf locations offer perfect surfing conditions for beginner Surfers, as well as challenging breaks for advanced Surfers. The ideal conditions for learning to Surf would be small waves that crumble and break softly, as opposed to the steep, fast-peeling waves desired by more experienced surfers. When available, a sandy seabed is generally safer.

Surfing can be broken into several skills: Paddling strength, Positioning to catch the wave, timing, and balance. Paddling out requires strength, but also the mastery of techniques to break through oncoming waves (duck divingeskimo roll). Take-off positioning requires experience at predicting the wave set and where they will break. The surfer must pop up quickly as soon as the wave starts pushing the board forward. Preferred positioning on the wave is determined by experience at reading wave features including where the wave is breaking. Balance plays a crucial role in learning to Surf. 


Barbados Surf Locations

Surfboard Rentals

Car Rentals Barbados

Barry's Surf School, Salt Ash, Dover Beach, Christ Church, BB15025, Barbados
Tel: +1 246 256 3906
Email: barry@surf-barbados.com