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Address: Hastings Main Road | Bridgetown, Barbados
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+1 246-228-4785

Dread Or Dead surf shop is a surfing technical and funtional fashion retail...

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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Brilliant afternoon surfing

We had a great afternoon surfing. We had never surfed before and the instructor was excellent. He gave us a lot of confidence to ensure that we could ride the waves. Within a few... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great afternoon surfing. We had never surfed before and the instructor was excellent. He gave us a lot of confidence to ensure that we could ride the waves. Within a few goes, everyone had gone for a successful ride. It was great fun, the beach was beautiful and we would really recommend this.

Thank simonnosworthy
Warren, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 2 families were recently in Barbados, and we rented boards and got lessons for our 5 boys, ages 6-15. In a word, AWESOME!!! What a great experience for all. Russell, the owner, and his worker Seb were so personable and great with the kids. They came and picked us up at our hotel, brought us to the surf shop... More 

Thank julieandwalter2017
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just came back from my second surf excursion with Dread or Dead this week and had a great time. Sebastien took our group to Freights which is a really nice, easy longboard break. The water was warm and clear and there were almost as many turtles as surfers. I highly recommend Dread or Dead and Sebastien.

Thank NCPoiriers
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a 2 hour surfing with Sebastian who was extremely attentive, helpful, and safety conscious. Had me up and standing in no time. Was my first lesson and very happy with the session. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Michael B
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Went out with Matthew today for a surfing lesson, and I had an amazing day! I was able to get up 99% of the time. Matthew was super chill, fun to surf with and very informative. I will def be coming back for another surfing lesson. I highly recommend Matthew, you will have a great time. -Daniel

Thank Dan K
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Traveled from the US to Barbados to learn how to surf. Booked lesson with Russell. Matthew came and picked me up at my hotel and we went over to Pebbles Beach. Was amazed at how quickly I was able to get up on the board and surf! Matthew even brought me to the shop to buy some apparel after the... More 

Thank armestj
Maalahti, Finland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Very nice and kindly service,Matthew and Russel . Surfing with Matthew as teacher is very easy and fun,he give very good instruktions and give you the best vaves.Barbados is nice no ice.

Thank johansnickars
Rochester, New York
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

One lesson with Matthew and we were up and riding. Easy going spirit he is with a knack for encouragement and wisdom on how to help each individual. Surfed at Zed's and way too many in class and it was like a factory assembly line. Loved the attention Matthew provided and cost of $50.00 us was a wonderful use of... More 

Thank PedroandDixie
Collingwood, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Matthew was super relaxed, making it easy for 3 teenagers first experience. They were standing on boards in no time! Easy to book lessons, pick up and drop off Thanks Russell, Matthew & team The Walkers - January 2017

Thank kerver
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We had high expectations based on the great reviews we read on trip advisor, and heard positive things about Russell. But he wasn't our instructor. I've surfed a few times before and went with a friend who has never surfed. We were picked up late and as a result received a measly 5-10 min lesson, maybe because the rest of... More 

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dodgarrett, Owner at Dread or Dead Surf Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for the input . Its true i cannot always be out on the surf lessons . Matthew has been with dreadordead for 22 years and this is the first time this has ever happened . Raymond has been with the team for a year now and has been good so far . Sometimes things happen , nothing in... More 

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