Surfing in Freight’s Bay, Barbados, Barbados

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Swell Direction:
Southwest, South
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Barbados is a small wonderful island lying east of the Caribbean Sea. It is also standing on the western side of the Atlantic Ocean and eastern side of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Barbados is one of the leading tourist destinations in the Caribbean. Its capital city is Bridgetown.

Freight’s Bay is located on the South Coast, just above the town Oistins. It is a famous beach that gathers many surfing enthusiasts at any period of the year. Thanks to its great surfing conditions, the spot is known as a main surfing destination and during week days it is possible to be overcrowded.

The spot offers a quite easy access, as you have to climb down a cliff in order to reach the beach. Once you set foot at this surfing paradise, you will realize that Freight’s Bay is a perfect place to exercise this activity. This bay is addressed both to experts and novices of surfing. The wave type is point-break, its direction is from left, the sea bottom is sandy with some rocks, while the wave power is hollow and fast.

The normal length is short (50 m/164 ft) and during good days very long (300 to 500 m /984 to 1640 ft). The swell direction is from Southwest, South and the swell size starts working at 1.5-2 m /5-6 ft and holds up to 3 m+ / 10 ft+. In addition, the best wind’s direction is north.

Last but not least, while surfing keep your mind at urchins and rocks.