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Dread or Dead Surf Shop Barbados
"Meet Russ and His Barbados Surf Crew!"

Dread Or Dead Surf Shop BarbadosThe Dread or Dead Surf Shop Barbados is not only one of the most popular surf shops on the island but one of the oldest Barbados surf shops

This surf shop is located on Hastings Road in the parish of Christ Church, along the south coast of the island.

You will also find the store's surfboard repair shop at the Amaryllis Beach Resort.

The History of Dread or Dead Surf Shop Barbados

Russell Garrett BarbadosThe Dread or Dead Surf Shop is owned by the prominent and enthusiastic local Bajan surfer, Russell Garrett, who started out by repairing surfboards. From this venture sprang the Dread or Dead Surf Shop which opened its doors in 1995 and has grown ever since.

It is a family run surf business with Russell's sons, Jay and Kane, involved with the running of the shop, the surf tours and the surf lessons. As well as Russell's two sons the team is completed by local talented surfer Matthew Kidd.

Russ, as he is simply known by surfers around the island, not only employs Matthew to help out with the day-to-day running of the shop and to aid with the surfing lessons. He also sponsors Matthew who regularly participates in many prestigious surfing competitions that are held on the island each year.


What Visitors Can Expect from Dread or Dead Surf Shop Barbados

This Barbados surf shop may not look like much from the outside, indeed it is reminiscent of a small hut on the side of the road, but inside is an array of surf gear that will please any surfer.

Dread Or Dead Surf Shop Barbados SurfboardsWhilst the store doesn’t sell their own line of surfboards, those wishing to rent or purchase a brand-named surfboard will find many popular brands to choose from, including Stretch Surfboards. and Surftech Surfboards. These high quality surfboards are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, either polyester or epoxy, and are suitable for complete beginners or experienced surfers.

The best thing about renting a surfboard from Dread or Dead Surf Shop Barbados is that the staff will deliver and pick up your rental surfboard from any accommodation on the island (there is no additional charge for this service either). This means that you don’t have to worry about taking your own precious board with you from home and running the risk of it getting damaged on the flight to Barbados.

The cost of renting a surfboard from Dread or Dead Surf Shop starts from as low as USD $25 per day and those who are staying for a lengthy visit may be eligible for a negotiated discount on their board hire.

Dread Or Dead Barbados Surfboard RepairAs well as hiring out and selling surfboards, Dread or Dead Surf Shop Barbados is known as a pioneer of surfboard repair in Barbados offering locals and visitors this service for many years. The business has been do surf repairs since it opened its doors and has the extensive knowledge to repair all types of boards in a professional, efficient manner. This includes epoxy surfboards.

As well as surfboards, the shop presents opportunities to purchase a range of clothing, namely T-shirts, board shorts (or baggies) and surfing accessories, including many well-known names in surfing world.  Some of note include Lost Mayhem, O’neill and Billabong.

Surf Lessons with Dread or Dead Surf Shop Barbados

This Barbados surf shop is more than just a surf shop nowadays as it has grown into a fully established business relating to all things surf orientated on the island.

Visitors to the island can take Barbados surfing lessons with Dread or Dead's surf school "Surf in Barbados Surf School", which is run by Russ, his two sons and Matthew.

Lessons are provided for both adults and children who wish to learn how to surf in some of the best waves to be found in the Caribbean.

Intermediate surfers can also take lessons in order to help them improve their surfing technique. These guys will give you a beach instruction that lasts around 30 minutes and then you can spend 2 and a half hours in the water enjoying yourself.

The first lesson starts from USD $75 and subsequent lessons are charged at a discounted rate of half price (USD $37.50).


Surf Tours with Dread or Dead Surf Shop Barbados

The Dread or Dead Surf Shop Barbados also runs their own surf tours of the island. The fully qualified staff will take you to some of the best Barbados surf spots, no matter what your level of ability. They have the local knowledge to ensure that the surf matches your needs.

The surf tours are guided and can be on a half-day or full-day basis with prices starting from as low as USD $75 per person. If you feel that the Barbados surf tours on offer do not match your requirements, the staff will try and make a customised package, tailored to suit your individual or group needs.


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Dread Or Dead Surf Shop Barbados Quick Facts

• Year Established: 1995

• Surf Shop Owner: Russell Garrett

• Address:

Dread Or Dead Surf Shop,
Hastings Main Road,
Christ Church,

• Offers Surfboards For Sale: Yes

• Offers Surfboard Rentals: Yes

• Offers Surfboard Pickup/Drop Off: Yes

• Offers Surfboard Repair: Yes

• Offers Surf Lessons: Yes

• Offers Surf Tours: Yes

• Offers Surf Accessories: Yes

• Offers Surf Clothing: Yes

• Official Website:

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