This Caribbean island is really different than the other ones I have already been to. More flat, less vegetations, good Rum and some amazing waves are the ways to describe Barbados.|
After leaving the island of ste Lucia we landed in Barbados 5 days ago.
This Caribbean island is really different than the other ones I have already been to. More flat, less vegetations, good Rum and some amazing waves are the ways to describe Barbados.
I found a nice place right on the beach at Silver rock on the south east of the island, where the wind is stronger.
We are staying at “Bright’s” place just in front of the “Silver rock”.
It is the perfect accommodation, really spacious and you can see the wave spot from your room…. perfect.
There is also a really nice hotel: Silver point. A bit more luxury…. you can choose depending on your budget.www.silverpointhotel.com.
Barbados offer various good waves for surfing, this is why I chose this destination, to do a really nice trip in the waves and finaly try this nice surfboard board Mako from Ocean Rodeo.
Soon as we arrived we met Brian Talma, famous windsurfer living here. He runs the windsurf and kiteschool right on the surf of Silver rock.
He is a really nice guy, giving us all the information we need to find the best spots on the island. We might go paddle surf in few days, he has a few really nice boards … I hope the waves will be good enough.
A few days before coming in Barbados I sent an email to Jim from the kitesurf magazine Kiteworld about some publications we were working on. I got an answer from his co worker Seb telling me that he was on holliday … A few days later, I meet him on the beach for the first time without even knowing he was in Barbados. It was a funny situation.
I don’t know if you read kiteworld, if not you really should have a look at their magazine, it is really interesting with beautiful pictures in each issue.
Yesterday we went to Bachiba with Jeff and Kurt, 2 very nice guys from the US we met down here. The spot is known for the big waves braking along the coast on the north but unfortunately the wind wasn’t good enough to reach the big sets…. so we drove up to the north and found a really nice beach with nice waves but only 10 to 12 knots … I decided to pump up my 12m diablo and tried to get some nice Aerial handle pass pictures off the lip with the surfboard … we got some really great shots.
Today we drove back to Silver rock and went kiting on Long beach with Jeremy, an English dude who’s running IKsurf:www.iksurfmag.com , the kite magazine on line, and Mathias, a guy from Austria.
The spot is amazing, white sandy beach and blue water, but unfortunately the swell went down and the wind to .. we had enough to do some good pictures with linn going kiting.
Unfortunately Mathias going back on the beach missed his edge and broke his foot on the beach … I drove him to silver rock to find Kurt who could give him a ride to the nearest hospital where he is having surgery right now … I hope he will be alright !
We are leaving Barbados on Friday, we will fly to the island of St Vincent and take a ferry boat to the Grenadine Islands where we will be staying for a month to shoot the new diablo video.
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