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When the world was created, Barbados was given an abundance of potential for becoming a surfer's paradise. The island's location far out in the Atlantic Ocean allows waves to travel thousands of kilometers on the bottom of the sea to finally unload all the power they developed during the long journey over Barbados' coral reefs. And of the best surf spots for beginners, intermediate surfers and longboarders, Freight's Bay, is just a three minutes car ride away from the Inchcape Seaside Villas.

Longboarding at Inchcape 01As Barbados is a coral island, a coral reef stretches all around Barbados' coastline, providing for unlimited surfing conditions all over. No matter whether a swell approaches the island from a northerly or westerly direction or whether it's moving in from the East or the South, Barbados is guaranteed to have surf somewhere along it's shores at almost any given day of the year.

Also Inchcape is blessed with a surf break right in front of the property:
The shorebreak at Inchcape on the western end of Silver Sands beach is a pitchy shorebreak and can fit all sorts of descriptions, from mushy to super clean, it can be quite powerful or moderate - it changes every day. It seems to break 365 days a year and is the last break to stop when the water gets calm.


Here at Inchcape, also Boogie Board heaven begins. The same shorebreak is where boogie boarders arrange with the surfers and share the waves with them. Quite spectacular to watch for Inchcape guests from their terraces when surfers and boogie borders as well as bodysurfers try to show off their skill and tricks and locals and visitors alike outdo each other. And that's a daily event...

Brian Talma's Action Shop at Silver Rock, right next to Silver Sands, is available for board rentals and lessons.

Boogie Boarding at InchcapeLong Beach, Foul Bay and Crane Beach as well as Sam Lord's castle, all those beaches make a year round boogie board arena.

Along the South coast of Barbados, surfers find what they are looking for at many spots along the way down to the Southpoint on almost any given day of the year. From Brandons near Bridgetown to Accra Beach the size of the waves is moderate.
So it is at Freights where the cleanest wave one could dream of rolls out as if drawn by a ruler on Cotton Bays' beach. Closer to the rocks short boarders are in their element and right next to them longboarders find dreamlike conditions.
Right around the corner is South Point, home of many surfing competitions in the past, with a fairly powerful and clean wave.

The East Coast is the no. 1 surf spot as far as power and size of the waves is concerned, a spot named Soup Bowl is internationally recognized in the surfing world. This is where Kelly Slater very impressively made his come back onto the world tour of pro surfing in 2002.

Longboarding at Inchcape 02The northern end of the West Coast of Barbados isn't any milder when things are happening. Duppys and some other breaks in the northwest can live up to Hawaiian standards easily. While some breaks claim a little effort to get to, the waves of Maycocks roll out on a lovely white sand beach and are easy to access.

Further down the West Coast there is the point break of Gibbs and the shallow reefs of Tropicana and Sandy Lane. Watch out at Tropicana; don't even try in low tide if you don't want to become sliced up for Sushi...as it almost happened to the author of these lines.

Don't you think that sounds like surfers paradise? Believe me it is... Come and check us out at Inchcape in Silver Sands at the most southern point of Barbados where we, surfers ourselves, created a surfing and windsurfing heaven.