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“Great surfing experience!”

Bodie's School of Surf
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Oistins
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The School of Surf is a mobile set up, which allows you to maximize your surf adventure by going to the locations with the most ideal conditions on any given day, with safety always being a priority. Bodie teaches all the surf lessons himself and brings along nearly 30 yrs of teaching experience, making him the longest serving instructor on the island. Whether you are a total beginner or an eager intermediate you can sign up to join an open group lesson, book a private group class or take a private one on one session. All lessons are 2-2.5 hrs long, include south coast transportation, rash guards and use of a GoPro camera to capture pictures and videos which are sent to you at no extra charge. We also provide daily and weekly board rentals as well as surf tours for more experienced surfers who just want a local guide to show them the breaks :) Windsurfing lessons and rentals are also available at a quiet bay near to Oistins on the south coast.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I had a great experience surfing with Bodie! He was very prompt in responding to my inquiry and scheduling a lesson via email. The lesson began on land and moved into the water where we were all able to ride the waves, a testament to Bodie's great teaching skills. His team, which also included Ezra and John, was helpful and also very fun to be around! Bodie also takes videos and sends them shortly after the lesson. I had only planned to surf once during my short trip and ended up going several times! Needless to say, I highly recommend Bodie's School of Surf!

Thank Tania E
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Surfing with Bodie is the best experience you can have in Barbados. He is teaching every level and if you would like to improve your surfing I definitely would recommend lessons with him. He made me riding the waves and it felt just amazing. I wanted to surf one week, but I couldn’t stop, so I surfed my whole 16-days-holiday. Beside of the awesome surf instructions, Bodie is an amazing guy who recommend places to enjoy dinner and life music at night time. If you want to enjoy the island at its best, contact Bodie to surf the right wave.

Thank Pe S
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Bodie connected me with Rusty for some windsurfing rentals. Fast and friendly responses from both. Good gear for intermediates - had the right sail sizes to match Easterlies which ranged 16-20kts. Sails were in great condition. Their location is right on the beach - quiet area on Maxwells with a nice setting. Easy short walk into Oistins and even to Miami Beach.

Rusty was very helpful (thanks!) and had the rigs ready to go.

South side is great for waterstart practicing and others - swells not too large which made it easy for launch right off the beach.

Stop by the Roti Shop if you get the chance after a good session!

Thanks again Rusty - will return.

Thank Darryl S
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Bodie was an awesome teacher! My husband, myself and my 2 step daughters (age 10 and 12) had a terrific adventure learning how to surf! Everyone had a great time and the photos and video were a wonderful souvenir. We recommend Bodie and his school of surf to all!

Thank naj222017
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Bodie’s School of Surf is top notch. Both my teenagers were up on the boards their first time and were able to do a number of runs by themselves. Bodie was a great teacher and they have GoPro camera to get footage of the session and he sends you a Dropbox link the same day. Highly recommended for folks who want to learn how to surf.

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