Off Hours: Soup Bowl in Barbados Gets High Marks from Surf Legend

Soup Bowl on the East Coast of Barbados is 23 kilometers from Bridgetown

Soup Bowl on the East Coast of Barbados is 23 kilometers from Bridgetown

Much like parts of the North Shore on the main island of Hawaii, the East Coast of Barbados still has an atmosphere of remoteness. Single track roads with drive-up beer stalls, family run stores and spartan acommodations make these destinations appealing to anyone who wants refuge from the hyperkinetic first world societies. (BTW, Another quality getaway in this category would be the southeast section of Japan’s Kyushu island, home to the mini-surfing capital of Miyazaki.)

The overlooked east coast of Barbados is starting to get front page attention – like this piece in the Travel Section of the New York Times – and for good reason. Kelly Slater, one of the world’s greatest surfers, places Soup Bowl in Barbados as one of the “top three waves in the world.”

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