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By Sandra Olson With the allure of warm, crystal blue waters, Barbados, located near the southeastern tip of the Caribbean, is a dream vacation destination. The very sound of it conjures up images of white sandy beaches, tropical drinks topped with tiny little umbrellas, and endless sunny days spent at the beach, relaxing to the melodic, rhythmic beat of a steel drum band.

Surfing isn’t likely to be the first thing that comes to mind, but for those looking for a new and unexplored surf destination, Barbados offers modern amenities, picturesque and mostly gentle warm water waves, and some of the friendliest people on the planet! They’re happy you’re on their island, and are quick to lend a helping hand should you need one, or just smile and wave enthusiastically as you pass by. When considering Barbados as a surf destination for a WSSM Retreat, we knew we would need local knowledge of the surf breaks, quality surfboard rentals, and surfer friendly accommodations that were close to the surf- therefore allowing everyone to surf on their own schedule. To secure this information firsthand, Dan and I arrived several days earlier than the rest of the group to check out the island, find the best cuisine, and get

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SCENIC PHOTOS: SANDRA OLSON | CONDO PHOTOS: LUXELIFE BARBADOS

Above & top right: The view from our balcony at the Sapphire Beach Condos, in Christ Church. As you can see, these condos are pretty amazing, amenity packed, with spectacular views that stretch away into the Caribbean

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SURF TRAVEL | Take Me Away... to BARBADOS  

Tucked away in the Caribbean, Barbados offers unexpectedly warm water surf, gentle waves, and the friendliest people on the planet! Come alo...

SURF TRAVEL | Take Me Away... to BARBADOS  

Tucked away in the Caribbean, Barbados offers unexpectedly warm water surf, gentle waves, and the friendliest people on the planet! Come alo...

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