Continent
Caribbean
Country
Barbados
Next Big City
Bridgetown
Next Town
Oistins
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Reefs
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Flat water inside the reef, waves breaking on the outside reef for the more experienced.

Beach

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

Fine sandy beach.

Weather

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

The weather is warm and sunny year-round with an average daytime high of 75-85┬░F. The nights are usually slightly cooler.

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. Switching kites, a tiresome feature of a number of other venues, is not necessary on Barbados, as 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.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Grantley Adams International Airport. Cars, buses, ZR vans, taxis, and car hires. Barbados has a good network of roads which covers the entire island. Traffic drives on the left. There is a speed limit of 60 km/h (37mph). Frequent, comprehensive bus coverage of the island. There are many licensed "Mini Vans" that run around the island picking up tourist and locals. You will recognize them by their "ZR" license plate. They have few fixed schedules but there are many of them and service is frequent. Anything from a mini-moke to a limousine may be hired by the hour, day or week.

Extra information

Rules
None

Oistins Bay is the place to go only when the wind is too onshore at the main spot of Silver Rock.

Nightlife

No information