About Us

About Us


Ride The Tide Surf School is a mobile surf school. This means that you will be surfing wherever the waves are BEST on the day.

Your lead surf coach, Jay, has been surfing since he was about 7 or 8 years old. He began helping out around a surf school when he was about 12 or 13 and he still gets as excited about teaching surfing lessons today as he was when he was a grommet. Jay has a team of experienced, fantastic surf coaches on board that allows for smaller group surfing lessons where every surfer gets the attention and wave count they deserve.

During the winter months, in Barbados, we’ll most likely be taking our surfing lessons for beginners, and often intermediate sessions, to Freight’s Bay. It’s pretty much our home surf break. Surely, one of the most beautiful surf breaks it is very well suited to our surfing lesson needs, accommodating differing skill level surfers. Freight’s Bay offers easy beginnings for new surfers, frequent waves for early surfing progression as well as incremental challenges for surfers looking to improve their surfing performance.

Freight’s Bay is a reef break but often filled with sand making it easy enough to walk around the shallows freely. Now, that's a big positive factor for beginner surfers. As a beginner you're going to be putting your feet down on the sea bed often and being able to do so with confidence is an absolute winner!

The wave at Freight’s Bay is left breaking wave that can roll the entire length of the bay. There can be faster sections when there is larger swell but nearly all of our early and first time surfers can find themselves riding that smooth “green” wall of the wave where they can get a real taste and feel for wave riding and what surfing is really all about. After all, no surfer wants to be stuck in the foam, white wash of a broken wave.

You’ll be using the best kit for the job surfing at Ride The Tide Surf School. We have a quiver full of NSP and BIC Surf surfboards that are the industry standard for surf schools across the planet. We use high volume surfboards for our surf lessons so that there is foam and forgiveness where you need it and nothing else. Always using “real” surfboards for that performing edge and smooth progression of your surfing skills. We’ll always avoid using “foamies” (soft surfboards). We know that soft surfboards have more limiting factors in terms of performance and your surfing progression. Besides, with a soft surfboard beneath your feet you didn't go surfing you went boogie boarding. And if your friends found out… you’d never live it down!

Come and join in a surfing lesson with Jay and the team at Ride The Tide Surf School Barbados and learn to surf with our surfing lessons, rent a surfboard from us or take an island surf tour to some of the premium waves around the island. Everyday is a surfing day at Ride The Tide Surf School Barbados and we are “All Waves Better Surfing!”

Besides, if you don't see Jay and the surf team teaching surf lessons its means there were better places & waves to surf elsewhere!

Ride The Tide Surf School, the best Surf Coaching, the best value Surf Lessons & Rental Surfboards in Barbados, every time!

We are a Barbados surf experience you’ll remember with knowledgeable & experienced surf coaches.