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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sports & Recreation Barbados


Advanced in the Atlantic, Barbados is one of the Caribbean islands that are best suited for surfing.
The spot reference, the Soup Bowl, Bathsheba, on the northeast coast, "one of the three best in the world", according to the unshakable Kelly Slater, nine-time world champion in the discipline. Good day, breaks of 5 to 6 meters are there. But watch out: Soup Bowl did not steal his name and is quick to mix everything, waves, surfers, lined with coral and sea urchins funds ...

In all, the island has about 35 spots, including some much more affordable for beginners. Several surf schools also offer courses, simple of 2 hours, or "guarantee" to keep you on the board in 2 or 3 days.

The kite enthusiasts, meanwhile, find themselves rather at Silver Sands (Christ Church). On the program: jumps of 9-10 meters when conditions are at the top! Rental gear available on site.

The trade winds are suitable for the practice of water sports, starting with sailing (rental and excursions of all kinds) and windsurfing.

A simple mask and snorkel nose enough to snorkel, go to the meet and hawksbill turtle reef fish. The main reef encircling the island varying between 800 meters and 3 kilometers wide. Other, smaller, point to the west coast and are the most beautiful, where there parrotfish, moray eels, seahorses, barracudas, rays and other fish-frogs - as Maycock Bay Reef Dottin and evil- Shark named Bank.

The scuba diving can also explore a number of wrecks. Stavronikita the cargo was cast in the Folkestone Marine Park (West Coast) to form an artificial reef, 20 to 30 meters. But in Carlisle Bay that we see most of wrecks: there would be nearly 200 listed! Visibility usually ranges between 10 meters and 20 meters.

Finally the range of marine activities include deep sea fishing. Taken among the most popular: barracuda, marlin, mahimahi (dolphin), tuna and wahoo (wahoo). The fishing charters abound.


The English heritage is alive and well here. Through the course first. Barbados has no fewer than six 18-hole and three 9-hole course. Among them, the Green Monkey Course, renowned as one of the most beautiful of the Antilles, and the Country Club ... where Tiger Woods marries in 2004. If it is not a reference ...

Horseback riding is also popular. In addition to the races held at Garrison Savannah (which Sandy Lane Gold Cup, the price of local Arc de Triomphe), the polo is often the one. There are over 300 horses trained in this discipline on the island. Of course, this is very elitist, but you can attend tournaments each year from December.

Hike Barbados organizes guided walks free (donation appreciated), more or less difficult, from 8 to 19 km, in cooperation with the National Trust. Early morning (around 6 am) and afternoon (15 h 30). There are even moon hikes.

1 comment:

  1. Very informative. I dont swim or do underwater diving. But I do fly kites :). I love their music!


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