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Soup Bowl

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Address: Bathsheba, Barbados
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Surfers take note: this beach's consistent and sizeable waves make it a...

Surfers take note: this beach's consistent and sizeable waves make it a surfer's heaven and is best known for the strangely shaped rocks that stick out of the sand.

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Surf and relax

Soup Bowl is a world class surfing spot. The coast is rugged here, so different from the west side of the island but yet so beautiful. Although I went off season and the waves... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2015
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Kings Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Soup Bowl is a world class surfing spot. The coast is rugged here, so different from the west side of the island but yet so beautiful. Although I went off season and the waves were not very big, the break was clean and really fun to surf! There are barely any tourists in this area so you will have the... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Wow flipping Wow, amazing place, awesome surf, spectacular view. Stunning rock formations with some great picture opportunities.

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

Very cool checking out the surfers! Very beautiful to look at. It is right next to Bathsheba so you will get two amazing views!

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Unspoiled beach with strong currents, it is always a non swimming beach as it is very dangerous. This beach hosts the more exciting surf contests when the season is right.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

A great place to surf but quite dangerous for an inexperienced surfer. Definitely worth asking a local surf shop like Dread or Dead for advice. Best time of the year are the winter months. Very popular so when the surf is good you can expect a crowd.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

This spot is my favorite on the Island ( if not the Earth ) . Tremendous surf and multiple photo opportunities . Bring a lunch and hang out for half a day .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

The number one spot on the island for surfing. Cleanest air that you can breathe. Soup Bowl is One of the most relaxed places that I know of on the island.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

on a nice day, a lovely place to take a break on a trip round the island. The attraction is the peace and quiet and natural beauty and watching the surfers. Do avoid late morning, this is when all the cruise ship buses arrive, together with many taxis.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

At this time of year can be dangerous to bathe in this area. When we visited the tide was high and rough. I have seen whole families enjoying a dip when the weather is calmer. As I understand it the 'bowls' are part of a reef near to the beach but as water washes in and out you need to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015 via mobile

Surfing Soup Bowls was an amazing experience! My first time surfing over coral reef was at Soup Bowls, and I didn't hit bottom once! The waves are EPIC with offshore wind and a nice swell (usually from nor'easters that hit the US) , and very, very good with just average trade swell and the predominantly NE/E trade winds blowing. When... More 

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