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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Soup Bowl

Barbados

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 13° 12.862' N
Longitude: 59° 31.355' W

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 Access

easy access, limited parking

English (Translate this text in English): easy access, limited parking

English (Translate this text in English): easy access, limited parking

English (Translate this text in English): easy access, limited parking

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerPowerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthEast

Good wind directionSouthWest, South

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

Soup Bowl is a world class wave on the east coast of barbados it recives year round trade wind swell and is surfable year round. It has been described as Sunset beach when it gets big, A powerful wave with good barrel sections when the wind id right. A rip will take you right out into the line up, but watch out for Urchins on the inside.

English (Translate this text in English): Soup Bowl is a world class wave on the east coast of barbados it recives year round trade wind swell and is surfable year round. It has been described as Sunset beach when it gets big, A powerful wave with good barrel sections when the wind id right. A rip will take you right out into the line up, but watch out for Urchins on the inside.

English (Translate this text in English): Soup Bowl is a world class wave on the east coast of barbados it recives year round trade wind swell and is surfable year round. It has been described as Sunset beach when it gets big, A powerful wave with good barrel sections when the wind id right. A rip will take you right out into the line up, but watch out for Urchins on the inside.

English (Translate this text in English): Soup Bowl is a world class wave on the east coast of barbados it recives year round trade wind swell and is surfable year round. It has been described as Sunset beach when it gets big, A powerful wave with good barrel sections when the wind id right. A rip will take you right out into the line up, but watch out for Urchins on the inside.

Atmosphere

i loved surfing in barbados there was consistant waves and the country is beautiful

English (Translate this text in English): i loved surfing in barbados there was consistant waves and the country is beautiful

English (Translate this text in English): i loved surfing in barbados there was consistant waves and the country is beautiful

English (Translate this text in English): i loved surfing in barbados there was consistant waves and the country is beautiful

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Soup Bowl
De Big Tank
Jan 8, 2007
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Viagem: Bados 2007
De Big Tank
Do Jan 5, 2007 ao Jan 21, 2007
Every year we (my "now" wife ,was girlfriend) head down to Barbados. For me this  began in 1977, started w/ the whoile family. Then a divorce, so dad and the kids, then in early 90's me solo, and now to the present (past 7 years),
Mais...

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By charlie+suzi , 15-09-2008

surfing - we live in england where the water is cold and other surfers are angry and competitive but in barbados the water is nice and warm and the locals are super friendly, best surf location so far....

By Anonymous , 12-12-2007

April in Barbados - Which side of the island is most consistent in mid April?
Any possibility of solid swell?

By Anonymous , 08-07-2007

Consistency - THe best time to go to soup bowlB is sept-Nov after that all winter is good but on the south and west coast. If you go in the fall bring a big board it can get big...triple over head big

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