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Address: Hastings Main Road | Bridgetown, Barbados
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+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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Great Lesson!

My siblings and I had a great experience with Russell! He was very friendly and accommodating. He picked us up and dropped us off right on time! The lesson was a breeze and we all... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
traoremo
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Toronto, Australia

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had high expectations based on the great reviews we read on trip advisor, and heard positive things about Russell. But he wasn't our instructor. I've surfed a few times before and went with a friend who has never surfed. We were picked up late and as a result received a measly 5-10 min lesson, maybe because the rest of... More 

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dodgarrett, Owner at Dread or Dead Surf Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for the input . Its true i cannot always be out on the surf lessons . Matthew has been with dreadordead for 22 years and this is the first time this has ever happened . Raymond has been with the team for a year now and has been good so far . Sometimes things happen , nothing in... More 

Toronto, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My siblings and I had a great experience with Russell! He was very friendly and accommodating. He picked us up and dropped us off right on time! The lesson was a breeze and we all went from being shaky to confident in no time at all! I highly recommend learning with Russell.

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Thank traoremo
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Matthew came and picked myself and my brother up from our hotel on the west coast. They took us to the shop where we got boards. They lent rash vests as well. In our small group we had two teachers. Raymond and Matthew. Everybody was surfing by the end and everyone had a great time. These guys were so nice... More 

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Thank Tom T
Lethbridge, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They took our 3 kids out this morning. Not only do they have a cool name but the instruction was great also. Would highly recommend this to anybody. Thanks for making our day!!

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Thank Susan T
Boston, MA
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

My partner and I had an excellent experience taking surf lessons with Russell and his staff. We took lessons for 2 days during our stay. Russell picked us up and dropped us off at our air bnb, provided the boards and rash guards, and had an easy/relaxed demeanor about scheduling the lessons, allowing us to take lessons the first day... More 

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Thank kpm1023
Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I had a wonderful surf lesson with Matthew ;-) Although I had to cancel and rearrange my lesson very shortly, everybody was very friendly and relaxed so that I would enjoy surfing in the afternoon instead of in the morning. The lesson itself was so much fun!! I haven't been surfing for a couple of months so that I felt... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

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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Thank d0ugpj
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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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Thank paola c
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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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