Continent
Caribbean
Country
Barbados
Next Big City
Bridgetown
Next Town
Silver Sands
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Shop, Shower, Toilet, Food

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Medium wave, Big wave
Hazards:
Reefs
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
No information

Generally flat on the inside, with a big reef break on the outside. Waves can get mast high and break both directions. Low tide usually brings glassy conditions with smaller 2-3 ft ramps on the inside.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
No information
Hazards:
Rocks
Beach Users:
No information

White sandy beach (soft) no pebbles, rocks to speak of. Rocks only at the ends of the beach. A lot of place to launch and land safely. No special entries or exits - either enter via the Silver Rock hotel entrance or the Silver Rock beach car park. Spot for land a kite, if you loose the land here you have a second chance, in the next beach, Silver Sand, if you loose both you have a little beach called Rescue Beach. After that you have many miles of rocks.

Weather

Spring:
Shorts
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Shorts
Winter:
Shorts

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, May, June, November, December
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
NE, ENE, E
Main Direction:
NE, ENE, E

The best time to spend your surfing vacation in Barbados is the period of time when the cooling trade winds blow with high consistency over the island's shores, namely from mid November to the end of June. But that does not mean the rest of the year couldn't be as good or even better. During the hurricane season which starts 1st of June all the way through to November all sorts of conditions are possible. The trades usually blow at a moderate windspeed of 12-25 knots. The wind force hardly changes at all on most days. Normally, the wind blows sideshore from the left, with a slight offshore tendency in winter and a slight onshore tendency in summer. Kiteable pretty much every day in Jan-Feb. E or ENE. 12-16m kites.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Extra information

Rules
None

Good spot but when the wind is fluky beware as it is way too easy to drop your kite and end up floating around the corner. This can be a problem as there are plenty of locals willing to offer assistance but for a very substantial rescue fee.

Nightlife

No information