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Address: 'Sea Spray', #108 Plover Court, Barbados
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First Time Surfers!

My kids and I were a little apprehensive about trying out surfing but Alan and his boys made it a great first experience. From the perfect location (waves not too intimidating... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Krisha A
Milton, Canada

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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My kids and I were a little apprehensive about trying out surfing but Alan and his boys made it a great first experience. From the perfect location (waves not too intimidating), to the coaching and nudges which helped us catch the waves, we able to get up several times throughout the lesson. The kids fell in love with surfing and... More 

Thank Krisha A
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We LOVE the Burkie Surf School! We have been coming to Barbados for years and have always had a fantastic experience with Alan and his family, Josh, Jacob, Jodie and Sonia! Alan and his family are highly reliable and on time, fantastic teachers – with young kids as well as adults, and they are extremely friendly and polite to boot!... More 

Thank Hound1927
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start by saying that I had tried another surfing school before meeting up with Alan Burke. Alan truly runs a surf school. The other school was simply basic lessons on the beach and cheerleading in the water. Alan provides real instruction after each attempt. The lesson was held at Freight Bay in the Atlantic Shores area. Great location... More 

Thank David R
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had my first-ever surf lesson from Alan Burke, and he certainly made it a memorable day! He was very patient and professional. He has been surfing a long time, and made it quite easy to 'get the hang of it'. There's no other surfing school I'd recommend than Burkie Surf School. Jeff

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Want to learn to surf in Barbados or advance your surfing skills and have fun doing so? My advice, choose Burkie Surf School. Owner Alan Burke is a true professional surf instructor in every way and such a nice guy. Kids and adults will learn surf skills,water safety and how to handle paddling your board like pro, from Alan and... More 

Thank waves3900
Island of Malta, Malta
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

What Burkie has achieved, teaching, I actually would say, coaching our son was amazing. From beginner waves at freights to proper waves at south point. Our 8 yr son always felt very save and confident with Burkie, which pushed him to the next level. The Burkie family lives and breath surfing, which is fantastic!

Thank Nillind
Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Burkie Surf School is a very very good choice if you like to learn surfing properly and challenge yourself - suitable for all levels and age groups. It is a family run school, all coaches - Alan and his 2 sons Josh and Jacob are excellent instructors . They teach on the highest standard always taking safety reasons into account.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It was so much fun - I never thought I will ride so many waves! We had my lesson in Freights and there were so many turtles surfing with us - amazing!!!

Thank britta l
jjjsurferBarbados, Owner at Burkie Surf School, responded to this review

Stella you are a true "water baby" , made it so easy for me to take you on the nose of my board especially when we caught that big .fast and steep one ending perfectly with smiles and a "double fist bounce" , look forward to seeing you again this Dec,hope you have a great year!! More 

Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Took surfing lessons about 12 years ago and went back again this year. Alan and his son are great. Our kids learned from the best. Alan is a great guy. Passionate about what he does and does it well. Great email communication. Highly recommended for surf lessons. We wish them continued success.

Thank 2cxw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Fabulous lessons with Alan and Jacob. Got all of us first timers up on waves- even the 43 year old mum. A lot of fun. And best place to try surfing - beautiful crystal clear warm water under sunny skies with great people. Thank you Alan for a terrific experience.

Thank lenmurray

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