Learn to Surf

Learn to surf, sign up for our Surfing lessons at Freight’s Bay or any surf spot with waves! Learn to surf quickly and safely. Only 4 surfers per surf coach avg. & FREE GoPro videos! Our surf coaches will improve your surfing technique, boost your waves count and make you a happy surfer.
Learn to Surf

Surfing Lessons


NEW For Winter 2017 Surf all day With Our Surfing Lessons!!!

New this winter season we are offering our surfers that take a surf lesson with us a FREE surfboard rental for the remainder of the day to test those new surfing skills!

Just like learning to drive a car, when you're a youngster, the real learning begins once you've past your test and can drive solo. It’s the same with surfing! All of the real learning is done solo where you will have to rely on your surf skills and decision making alone. Then you’ll know that you're a surfer!

How it works… When you finish your surfing lesson take a break & grab some bottled water from us & some post surfing session selfie pics. Maybe get something to eat from any of the nearby food places in Oistins, Pebbles or Lanterns Mall depending on where we've surfed.

Let that food settle and once you feel refueled find us back at the beach where there is a surfboard waiting for you, all waxed up and ready to go!

Surfing Lesson Prices & Packages Winter 2017

Single Surfer / Open Group
Includes Free surfboard for the remainder of the day.
(At our day location only)
USD$70 or BDS$140
3-PACK + FREE Surfboard for 7 days
(Available at our day location only)
USD$190 or BB$380
Private Group Session / 1-2-1
Includes Free surfboard for the remainder of the day.
USD$90 or BDS$180

Your Surf Lesson Includes

• ALL surfing equipment from surfboards to rash guard
• FREE South Coast collection/drop off service when available (first come first served).
• FREE GoPro videos of you surfing
• Bottled water
• Cool Ride The Tide sticker.
• And a stack of waves! Like, more than you can shake a stick at.

What To Bring With You

• Sunblock
• A towel
• Rash guard (we provide for those who don't already have one)
• Reef booties (not essential)
• Basic swimming ability. Should be able to hold a recognized swimming stroke for 10m. (Weak swimmers welcome to open group surf lessons, non-swimmers will struggle to participate).
• And… you better bring your A-game!


Surfing Lessons Schedule

Monday - Sunday

AM sessions starts 0830-0930, finished before midday.

PM sessions starts 1330 or any time after.

We are totally flexible with our surfing lessons start time and will work to suit your vacation and guide you towards the best waves.

Now, we love walk-ins for surfing lessons but we way prefer and recommend that you book your surfing lessons in advance to avoid disappointment.

Please, understand that we have to serve our reservations first and hate to disappoint walk-in surfers if we are already booked out in full. (The winter months can be busy so do book your surfing session ahead of your arrival)

About Our Surfing Lessons

Ride The Tide Surf School Barbados’ group surfing lessons have a maximum ratio of 4-6 surfers per surf coach. And thats only if we know our surfers and know that it’s safe to increase group size. Typically, surfing lessons will run with 4 surfers to 1 surf coach. The surfing conditions and our surfers individual surfing ability within the group will dictate group numbers per surf coach.

Every surfing lesson we do will begin with a beach brief. A chronological explanation & practical demonstrations of how we are going to surf during your surfing lesson. We will discuss and demonstrate basic and best practice techniques that will be useful to your surfing success during your surfing lesson.

Once we know the basics on dry land, that will allow us to catch a wave and ride it, we will get straight in to the water and begin that wave riding surf lesson where our GoPro cameras will be filming all of your waves. We have like 7 or 8 cameras so there are plenty to go around. Most of the time our surfers enjoy exclusive use of a GoPro camera all to themselves, all surf session long!

In our surf lessons we know that quality surf coach contact time & safety are paramount. Our smaller surfing groups will allow myself and our team of surf coaches (Noah) to have a bit of “banter” with you and give individual feedback to each surfer after every wave.

Our Surfing Lessons are nearly always held at Freight’s Bay (Cotton House Bay) LIKE 99% OF THE TIME!

But, mobile means any surf break is open (Drill Hall Beach/Brandon's, South Point, Dover Beach/Salt Ash). We are always looking for the BEST surfing experience for our surfers.

There is the very rare occasion where our Surfing Lessons will be postponed when we feel the surf and swell conditions are unsafe, that’s when the waves are too BIG or too small.

At the end of every surfing lesson you can expect bottle water to be waiting for you and there will be post surfing lesson surf pics!

Everyone wants to be an Instagram hero and make our Instagram feed! And if you don't want to be an online celebrity we will keep everything private for you.

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

It’s gonna be a Barbados surf experience you’ll remember with knowledgable & experienced surf coaches.