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Dread or Dead Surf Shop

Hastings Main Road | Bridgetown, Hastings, Barbados
+1 246-228-4785
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Amazing! Seb taught my boys 13 & 17 to surf within minutes!

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anna C
Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom
Best activity in Barbados!

Taken several surf lessons with Dead or Dread over my past few trips to Barbados. Always the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
James G
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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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Anna C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 31 August 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 3 August 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 2 August 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 28 July 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
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Had an AMAZING experience today. My 11 year old daughter took a private lesson. The instructor was so unbelievably patient while she was learning. Great surf shop with any gear you might need. Everyone was super chill. While surfing we came across some hawksbill hatchlings....More

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I had an absolutely fantastic time surfing with Dread or Dead. It was her first time surfing whereas I had surfed a couple of times before, and the experience was really tailored for each of us, despite being in a group lesson...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 19 May 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

Thank Erin O
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Oregon City, Oregon
Reviewed 18 May 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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Diane P
27 June 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
1 June 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 .