Surfing on Barbados - Surf Camps, Surf Schools and Accommodation
Barbados ist the most easterly of the Caribbean islands and covers 166 square miles of pure tropical paradise. The former British colony now awaits you with a blend of Africans, Europeans, Indians and Arabs that make Barbados to one of the most relaxed and dynamic cultures in the Caribbean.
Every year thousands of surfers visit Barbados to explore the islands 60 miles coastline during their surf holiday because the island offers surfers of all abilities year round waves and warm water. Beautiful beaches, cool breezes, crystal clear water, endless sunshine, and friendly locals, makes Barbados one of the leading surf destinations of the world.
Also on flat days you don’t get bored with diving down into the spectacular underwater world or sightseeing the historic countryside and the countless miles of sugarcane fields for the famous Barbados rum.
Barbados offers sunshine 365 days. The constant cool breezes of the trade winds keep average day time temperatures of 27-29°C (80-85°F). December to May are the driest months. Afternoon rain showers fall during the months of June to November. These are often welcomed to cool down from the blazing sun, and can last simply a few minutes. The water temperature on the northern Atlantic coast are slightly cooler than the Caribbean south coast ranging from 24°C (75°F) in January to 28°C (82°F) in August.
Barbados has the Caribbean's most consistent surf conditions with swells all year around. The island really is a premier surfing destination. Between December and February the north and west coasts pick up plenty of swell and the trade winds ensure that the east coast breaks consistently. The water temperature ranges between 24°C (75°F) in January to 28°C (82°F) in August. So don’t forget to bring your board short.
Best surfing season for advanced surfers: October to March
Best surfing season for beginners: March to October
Crowd factor: Higher in the main season
Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) is located on the southeastern tip of Barbados, about 16km from Bridgetown, the islands capital. It is the largest airport in the Eastern Caribbean and the major point of entry for the region. You can fly there with all major airlines operating from North America and Europe. Getting around in Barbados is easy. With the three kind of buses (Government-operated public buses, privately operated minibuses and route taxis) you get to virtually any place on the island very easy.