Ride The Tide is located directly on top of Freights Bay. The best break in Barbados if not the world for beginners and longboarders. It is a shallow bay that sits in the lee of a point (under cliffs). It is sheltered from the wind and current making it an ideal place for beginners to focus on riding waves and fun.
Freights Bay is where we do most of our surf lessons, so long as there are waves.
Barbados has so many surf breaks. There are surf breaks to suit conditions for all abilities and surfing styles. Barbados is a great place to start your surfing journey or challenge your skills.
We are mobile and chase the swell wherever it may be. We use of all the surf spots and breaks on the South coast and even make it to the East coast for intermediate lessons.
Ride The Tide opened its doors in early August 2012. Lifetime waterman, Jay Garrett, has been teaching people to surf since 2000.
Jay has had a lifetime love affair with the ocean since he was a youngster. Born lucky enough to have parents who were fans of the outdoor lifestyle and that facilitated his time indulging in water sports.
Enthusiastic about wakeboarding and waterskiing it became apparent that his true skill was surfing, specifically longboarding, winning many longboard events and despite placing 2nd in the National Championships longboard division 2008 claimed “Surfer Of The Year, longboard division, 2008.”
Jay’s passion for surfing is mirrored in his enthusiasm to share it with others. After working at several surf schools and surf shops Jay and his wife, Alexis, decided to go on their own and started their own surf school, Ride The Tide, where Jay is the waterman but Alexis is the boss.