• Surf Lessons Barbados

    Learn to surf with some surf lessons
    Surf Lessons Barbados
    At Surf School BarbadosJay and Alexis, believe that surf lessons should be be simple and easy to follow.
    • The goal of every surf lesson is to "show beginners how to ride waves and give them the relevent skills and knowledge to do so on their own safely and  progress quickly."
    • Jay's years of experience coaching surfing have allowed him to develop dynamic and functional methods with proven success and results.
    • A concise beach brief so the majority of the surf lesson is in the water. Learning by doing!
    • Small groups in the water guarantee quality contact, coaching and encouragement after every wave.
    • Jay & Alexis want all of our beginners to catch as many waves as possible in a surf lesson and become SURFERS!
    A mobile service we use only the best breaks for surf lessons depending on swell and weather. Our home break is Freights Bay, one of the best places in the world to start surfing...we, literally, live there!
    • Price

      • “SUMMER SPECIAL” BUY 2 GET 1 FREE surf lessons per person.
      • “BRING A BUDDY” SPECIAL USD$50 EACH! - (direct booking only)
      • Surf Lesson USD$60.00 per head.
    • Lesson Time Table

      Morning session 09:00-11:15

      Afternoon session 14:00-16:15

      Lessons run twice-daily 7 days a week. We are flexible and try accommodate special requirements where possible upon request.

    • Your Lesson Includes…

      • Free pick-up and drop-off (South coast only).
      • Approx. 15-20 minutes beach instruction covers.
        • Surf etiquette
        • Location awareness
        • In water safety
        • Kit care
        • How to reach the line-up
        • Wave riding practice drill
      • Approx. 2 hours surfing with your surf coach (Jay) beside you helping you catch waves. Coaching, feedback and development offered after every wave you surf!
      • Light refreshments.

      (We count the fun factor not the clock!)

    • All you need to bring is:

      • Swimsuit
      • A towel
      • Some swimming ability
      • Sunscreen… and a smile.
    • Group Lessons

      6 surfers per instructor. Safety and quality is paramount.

    • Dwayne

      Alexis was born on the beautiful island of Barbados and is as passionate about the ocean and outdoors as Jay. Growing up on an island surrounded by water Alexis loves the ocean and watersports, everything from swimming to surfing.

    • Jay Garrett

      Jay Garrett

      Jay Garrett is a lifetime waterman and has been teaching folks of all ages and abilities to surf since he was in college way back when all we had was dial up Internet.

      Jay, surf instructor at Ride The Tide Surf School Barbados, showed promise as a sportsman from an early age playing ice hockey, football; he also took part in competitive gymnastics. Not that he was much good at any of them he turned his energy to the water where his passion was.

      Enthusiastic about wakeboarding and waterskiing it became apparent that his true skill was surfing, specifically longboarding. Somehow longboarding and Jay seemed to be designed for each other.

      Jay has won many longboard events and despite placing 2nd in the National Championships longboard division 2008 claimed “Surfer Of The Year, longboard division, 2008.”

      Jay found longboarding while it had turned away from mainstream sports and the public eye. Although, Jay knows he was not solely responsible for making it cool again he would like to think that he helped a little bit.

      Jay and Alexis started Ride The tide Surf School when they returned to Barbados. Jay is always the first to say he is so lucky to have a wife that has supported his passion and lifestyle and helped turn them into his chosen career.

  • Surf Tours Barbados

    Guided island surf tours
    Surf Tours Barbados

    Surf Tours Barbados, get away from crowded line-up’s on a surf tour! Maximise your wave count, and enjoy the beautiful waves Barbados has on offer.

    Jay is an experienced surf guide. He is full of local knowledge and will take you to the best breaks finding conditions required to produce the best waves to suit your ability and demands. You can challenge yourself to hit the next level or keep it casual and cruise enjoying the turquoise water and passing sea turtles. Island surf tours are tailored to meet your demands.

    A guided island surf tour will visit some of the places you have heard about and, swell permitting, some that you haven’t heard about but sshhh! They will only stay sercret spots if you keep them secret.

    Typical price (based on a single surfer)

    • Half day USD$100 (0800-1200 or 1300-1700)
    • Full day USD$200 (Lunch included)

    Surf guides are qualified lifeguards and trained to perform CPR.

    Please contact us to create your custom surf tour.

    • Dwayne

      Alexis was born on the beautiful island of Barbados and is as passionate about the ocean and outdoors as Jay. Growing up on an island surrounded by water Alexis loves the ocean and watersports, everything from swimming to surfing.

    • Jay Garrett

      Jay Garrett

      Jay Garrett is a lifetime waterman and has been teaching folks of all ages and abilities to surf since he was in college way back when all we had was dial up Internet.

      Jay, surf instructor at Ride The Tide Surf School Barbados, showed promise as a sportsman from an early age playing ice hockey, football; he also took part in competitive gymnastics. Not that he was much good at any of them he turned his energy to the water where his passion was.

      Enthusiastic about wakeboarding and waterskiing it became apparent that his true skill was surfing, specifically longboarding. Somehow longboarding and Jay seemed to be designed for each other.

      Jay has won many longboard events and despite placing 2nd in the National Championships longboard division 2008 claimed “Surfer Of The Year, longboard division, 2008.”

      Jay found longboarding while it had turned away from mainstream sports and the public eye. Although, Jay knows he was not solely responsible for making it cool again he would like to think that he helped a little bit.

      Jay and Alexis started Ride The tide Surf School when they returned to Barbados. Jay is always the first to say he is so lucky to have a wife that has supported his passion and lifestyle and helped turn them into his chosen career.

  • Surfboard Rentals Barbados

    Rent a surfboard
    Surfboard Rentals Barbados

    Need to rent a surfboard in Barbados?

    Look through our quiver. Grab the one you like and hit the surf. -Simple.

    Surfboard rentals Barbados Prices:

    Daily USD$25.

    Weekly USD$125 (surf for 7 days, pay for 5 days)

    Discount available on long-term rentals. Delivery and collection available.

    Contact us to reserve your surfboard of choice.

    • Dwayne

      Alexis was born on the beautiful island of Barbados and is as passionate about the ocean and outdoors as Jay. Growing up on an island surrounded by water Alexis loves the ocean and watersports, everything from swimming to surfing.

    • Jay Garrett

      Jay Garrett

      Jay Garrett is a lifetime waterman and has been teaching folks of all ages and abilities to surf since he was in college way back when all we had was dial up Internet.

      Jay, surf instructor at Ride The Tide Surf School Barbados, showed promise as a sportsman from an early age playing ice hockey, football; he also took part in competitive gymnastics. Not that he was much good at any of them he turned his energy to the water where his passion was.

      Enthusiastic about wakeboarding and waterskiing it became apparent that his true skill was surfing, specifically longboarding. Somehow longboarding and Jay seemed to be designed for each other.

      Jay has won many longboard events and despite placing 2nd in the National Championships longboard division 2008 claimed “Surfer Of The Year, longboard division, 2008.”

      Jay found longboarding while it had turned away from mainstream sports and the public eye. Although, Jay knows he was not solely responsible for making it cool again he would like to think that he helped a little bit.

      Jay and Alexis started Ride The tide Surf School when they returned to Barbados. Jay is always the first to say he is so lucky to have a wife that has supported his passion and lifestyle and helped turn them into his chosen career.