• Surf School

    Never surfed in Barbados before or you've never surfed before at all? Well here's your chance. “Dread Or Dead” surf lessons are designed to get you up to speed on the "in’s and out’s" of surfing in Barbados safely and professionally.

  • Surf Tours

    Dread Or Dead surf tours are devoted to providing unforgettable adventures for surfers exploring Barbados for the first time. Our tour packages are very flexible and aim to maximize your time in the water while focusing on the kind of waves you are comfortable with.

  • Stand Up Paddle

    Dread or Dead is firmly involved in stand up paddle. Stand up paddle has become extrememly popular over the past five years. It keeps you fit, it\'s fun to do, beginners catch on easily with the right instruction. We do tours, rentals, teach beginners. We also teach advanced surf techinques for the more adventurous.

  • Surf Shop

    Dread or Dead surf Shop was established since 1995. The store itself started from very small beginnings and has over the years grown into a fully-fledged surf shop that can rival any store the world over for the products we carry and friendly service.

Welcome to Dread or Dead surf school


Our commitment is to ensure you enjoy your holiday in Barbados while surfing with us safely.


We take our time to make sure every wave you catch is fun while you surf. Taking you from standing up on your first surf lesson. To catching your own wave and turning the board on your follow up surf adventures.


Our team of surf instructors are passionate about their work and spend the complete lesson in the water right next to you.


When you come to our surf school you are guaranteed the individual attention you deserve as we only have small, manageable classes, maximum 4 people per instructor. The locations we use for our surf school will be the best possible location on the day as we have impeccable knowledge of the local surf conditions and surf spots in Barbados.


At dread or dead surf school we realise everyone’s learning curve is different we will adjust the lesson for the individuals needs while in the water.


Have fun in the sun, surf safe, dread or dead surf school.

Our Services

  • Surf Lessons

    Our mission is to ensure that you reap the benefits of the premier surf destination in the Caribbean, right here in Barbados and our instructors know just how to get you started.

  • Surf Tours

    Dread Or Dead surf tours are devoted to providing unforgettable adventures for surfers exploring Barbados for the first time. Our tour packages are very flexible and aim to maximize your time in the water while focusing on the kind of waves you are comfortable with.

  • Surfboard Rentals

    We pride ourselves with the largest stock of surfboards in the island, with over two hundred surfboards to choose from. Check out our wide selection of quality recreational & performance surfboards from leading shapers and brands to suit both beginners and pros.

  • Stand up Paddle Lessons / Tours

    Since laird Hamilton and the old windsurf crew started the stand-up paddle, Dread or dead slowly became involved. First brought to our attention in Barbados by Brian Talma our long-time friend, it has taken some time for it to catch on in the Caribbean.

  • Surf Accommodation

    Amaryllis Beach Resort: is set on 150 meters of white, sandy beach and is surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Enjoy the cuisine at the Almond Tree Restaurant and the Turtle Nest Beach Bar or simply relax on the beach or around one of our pools or Jacuzzi.

  • Repair Shop, Surfboard and SUP

    Our surfboard repair shop has been around since the birth of the Dread Or Dead surf shop. Since 1994 Russell has been repairing surfboards for locals and travelling surf tourist’s alike.