25 Sep 2009Blog

SURFING THE SOUP BOWL IN BARBADOS – NYTimes.com

by Jonathan

Surfing in Barbados

Excellent article on surfing in Barbados, with a few notable exceptions.

IT was the kind of scene you’d expect to see on the north shore of Oahu or the Gold Coast of Australia: three surfers bobbing in the water as a 15-foot swell rolled in. One of the surfers paddled into it, snapped to his feet, and suddenly he was riding it — millions of gallons of the ocean’s energy barreling him forward. He turned, speeding left, flipping right, then crouched down and held the sides of his board, launching himself five feet off the crest. He flew, spinning into the air, drops of water fanning him like white lace, and landed with perfect ease on the wave as it settled back down and lapped toward shore.
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