Learn to surf in Barbados at Ride The Tide Surf School and learn how to catch & ride waves in your first lesson!

NOW in a newly built space! Our new building located at Freight's Bay is where all surfing lessons and surfboard rentals at Freight's begin.

We are an experienced team of surf coaches that cater for both beginners and early intermediate surfers. Nearly all of our winter surfing lessons are delivered at Freight's Bay simp,y because that where the BEST winter waves for surfing lessons are. When the swell dictates we do get mobile and surf other breaks, especially in the summer months. Ideal for those visiting the island on vacation and looking for surf classes in Barbados, we're in a great location.

Our NEW surf shop at Freight's Bay is just steps from the water & waves. We have showers, changing room, bathrooms and kit lockers to secure you gear safely. Freights Bay is the perfect for spot surfboard hire in Barbados. Freight's is the most perfect wave on the island for beginner & intermediate surfers, but longboard experts will love it too! There's sea turtles everywhere, the water is clear & warm making Ride The Tide the best surf school in Barbados.


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Join an open group lesson, private group or 1-2-1 surfing lessons with personalized feedback & coaching tailored to you and watch your surfing develop & improve.

Open group surfing are always small. Surfing lessons have a MAX. of 4 surfers per surf coach that guarantees a HUGE wave count for everyone and personalized feedback/coaching throughout our lessons.

What are you waiting for?



Just want to rent a surfboard whilst you're in Barbados? No problem!

We have a huge quiver of surfboards available to hire from just USD$10 for 1 hour, USD$15 for 2 hours as well as daily rates & weekly discounts.  

Also, we have the USD$5 p/h rental rack (on selected surfboards).

We are the only surf school at a surf break where you can hire your surfboard cross the street and surf!

Our Surfboard Rental quiver has surfboards from NSP, BIC surf & renown shapers, Walden & Takayama. 


Such an incredible island, Barbados really is a Caribbean paradise and a jewel in this beautiful ocean. There are so many great areas to jump on a board and explore the waves, with breaks across the island suitable for everything from beginners and first time surfers to experts looking to test themselves. Some of the best places to surf in Barbados can be found on our site, so read through the guide to learn more. Naturally, we think Freight's Bay is one of the top surf spots... it's our home!

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