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Address: Hastings Main Road | Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone Number: +1 246-228-4785
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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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Magical Day On The Waves

I'm 56, with very minimal experience. Matthew had me standing up within minutes of entering the water. The lesson was super simple, the message clear and the results followed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm 56, with very minimal experience. Matthew had me standing up within minutes of entering the water. The lesson was super simple, the message clear and the results followed. Lots of fun floating on the swells waiting for the right wave and hanging out with Matthew. This is my 5th trip to Barbados and I already love this island, BUT... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an amazing time surfing with Matthew , he brought me in 3 different spots , I surfed also the soup bowl . I met interesting people and I had fun . Russell and Matthew are lovely people I can't wait to go back and surf again in Barbados

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I managed to book a session with Matthew and I was lucky enough to have it all to myself. I've been struggling to get on my board for the past 2 years and after an hour with Matthew who seemed to know what was wrong, I was able to stand on the board time after time. Not perfectly but with... More 

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Thank Zelaine B
Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Russell and Matthew gave Pal and I a superb three-day surfing course in Barbados! I had done a few days surfing before but Pal had no experience and Matthew and Russell really took this into account. Pal got lots of guidance and help and by the end of the first day she was standing up and riding all the way... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Just had my first lesson a couple days ago and had a BLAST! I cannot wait to go again for lesson #2! Russell & Matthew, you guys are awesome, thank you for helping me surf &..... for checking off one of the top goals on my bucket list :)

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Hamilton, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Hey Russel! Thanks so much for last weeks lesson! I really felt I got somewhere with building on my technique! Had a lot of fun! You're a great teacher, wish I had an extra day to learn more! Definitely recommend to anyone to come to this shop for a lesson!

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Thank BeccaGrace5
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I had a fantastic surf tour to the soup bowl with these guys in Barbados. I would highly recommend them for even experienced surfers looking to surf some new spots!

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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We had a fantastic experience surfing with the dread or dead team. This is a fantastic place to surf and take lessons. None of us had surfed before but we got up easily with the help of the amazing dread or dead team. We highly recommend this company.

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Kelso, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Had a brilliant experience with the very friendly and knowledgable Dread or Dead team. Met at their surf shop then followed them to where the best 'beginners waves' were. Russell and his son looked after the four of us. Our daughters aged 9&10 and ourselves got straight up again and again and had a totally brilliant time. Would definitely recommend... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Hi Russel, thanks a lot for the GREAT experience in your beautiful island!!! Folks, if you are looking for a great guide who knows what he is talking about and even if you drop into him he stays calm - book your surfing experience with Russel - I can promise you it will be GREAT!!!

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