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Surfing Lessons at Surfer's Point, Silver Sands

Silver Sands , Christ Church
Tel: 246 428 7873's insider take:

A coral island, Barbados' reefs, its mighty waves and cooling trade winds provide prime surfing and windsurfing conditions. And you don't have to be a character out of Point Break to take to the whitecaps. Wave-riding wunderkind Zed Layson has traveled the world as a competitive surfer for 24 years (he has the sun-and-salt-bleached mane to prove it), and now runs Zed's Surfing Adventures, a school at Silver Sands' Surfer's Point, on the island's south coast. Layson offers non-scary lessons to entice even the most frightful neophyte. Zed's has a wide range of long and short boards for rental. The waves are more formidable—and fearsome—on the island's Atlantic eastern shores. The Soup Bowl, at Bathsheba, is the island's redoubtable surfing capital, hosting regular international competitions. (Beginners should stay clear; waters are wild).

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