Top Ten Caribbean Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventures

Barbados: Surf It
By Paris Permenter & John Bigley

Hang on tight: The huge waves that crash into the east coast town of Bathsheba make for a thrilling ride. The surf's almost always up here, since the position of Barbados, far out in the Atlantic, creates a prime environment for surfing, as swells have hundreds of miles to develop before crashing into the island's eastern side. Huge boulders, like a giant's beach toys, litter the sand, and the sea splits into rows of pounding breakers, especially at a spot deemed "the Soup Bowl." The best surf is found in the winter months; in November surfing championships take place in these frothy waters. Early summer can bring flat waters and many turn to body surfing.


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