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“these guys”(28 reviews)
“his partner”(4 reviews)
“drill hall”(4 reviews)
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...more
Hastings Main Road | Bridgetown, Hastings, Barbados
+1 246-228-4785
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All reviews these guys his partner drill hall first timers carlisle bay cruise terminal learn how bigger waves great instruction within minutes private lesson riding waves awesome experience small group small waves catch waves russell
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I first rocked up at Dread or Dead on my family holiday to buy some boardies, I had looked at surfing within our hotel and everything was sold as a lesson. I spoke to Russell who told me where to find the nearest break and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Danthrax1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved every minute of this salty and wet experience also known as surfing for beginners! We both got up on the surfboard on the very first wave, and even got to try shorter boards to evolve during the 2 hour lesson we had! Our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank TereseH1
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Excellent people, lot of information, warm welcome, Trust (i didn't have a credit card), great boards not some generic bs. In the end I gave them my roof racks when i returned their boards, I enjoyed them so much.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Marcin W
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Had a great time! Russ picked me up at the cruise terminal, dropped the beginners off at one break, and then took me to another break. He was super nice, offering tips and tricks throughout the session. The price was very fair too. Around $100...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jordan K
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Surfing in Barbados is one of the top things I’ve ever done in my life! Russell picked my husband and I up at the cruise terminal. He was exactly where he said he would be at the exact time he said he would be there....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank andreasU6895CU
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

I had a 2 hour surfing lesson at the beautiful Carlisle Bay with Matthew. I’d never surfed before & it was amazing! He was a great teacher, really patient & encouraging. I didn’t think I could do it but I was riding the waves right...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank claresnape
Reviewed 2 October 2018

My son visited in February for the month rented a board weekly they were very accommodating and perfectly located to drill hall surfing and fairly priced

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank greg m
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

I decided to go surfing very last minute the night before. My hotel recommended this shop so I called their number at 8pm without much expectation anyone would pick up. Somehow they did pick up, and I was able to schedule a surf trip for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank potato_lu
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

What a great day spent with theses guys they managed to get me and my wife up and surfing. They don't give up until your surfing just so helpful nothing is too much trouble πŸ„β€β™‚οΈπŸ„β€β™€οΈπŸ„β€β™‚οΈπŸ„β€β™€οΈ

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tony s
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We had a great couple of days surfing thanks to Russ and Matthew at DreadorDead. We surf back home in Cornwall but first time in Barbados and Matthew and Russ made sure our first surf was perfect all round, supplying all the kit and coaching...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank garydowney
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Simone K
10 October 2018|
Response from dodgarrett | Property representative |
Sorry Simone , we missed this request as I was with out junior pro surfer at the Vans US open junior men’s contest . Please accept our apologies. Thanks Russell
Diane P
26 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
31 May 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 .