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Drive south from Oistins, head towards South Point. Its the large bay to the NW of South Point. No real access to the beach, you have to climb down the cliff to the beach.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South
Good wind directionNorth
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Park your car along Enterprise Road or on the way to South Point. Two ways down, thru the small public access on the left side of the break or climbing down the cliff face when facing the break.
The break consist of 3 take-off points. Along the cliff is the primo spot, but on big days its hard to make the middle section.
The middle section is where the real barrels are, and leads (after a the wave lets up a bit) into the inside section, a fast beach break with a mostly rock bottom. Be careful here, it hits fairly hard, and the paddle back out is a bitch.
No real locals, because it breaks so rarely, but when its on, most of the south coast crew will be there. Because the wave is so long, it can handle a fairly large crowd, 10-20 before it starts getting crazy.
Freights bay is/was probably the best left in Barbados when it was on. Head high to double overhead and multiple 5-6 second tube rides with 200 yard rides were not uncommon. Now, because of the sand buildup from Miami Beach on the other side of the bay, it breaks maybe 1-2 times a year. Otherwise, its at 1-2 ft, and fun for longboarders/beginners.
Epic break, if you can catch it. Watch out for Roger the longboarder, he tends to drop in *laf*
By anonymous , 10-03-2006
- Watch out for the Italians here and at South point! They WILL try to catch every wave!!!!! Very annoying.
By NICKY , 21-02-2006
Learning to surf at Freights - My son and I learnt to surf at Freights in Jan 06.A perfect spot for beginners although the waves can get high.We got up on our first wave.Alan Burke was our surf teacher.Thanks Alan!
By anonymous , 21-11-2005
- Photo one: by the way you are not in a barrel. Nice looking wave anyway.
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