The Festival consists of two separate competitions taking place over four days.
The Independence Pro consisting of Men's Open and Women's Open Competitions.
The Soup Bowl Junior Pro with Girls Under 18 and Boys Under 16, under 12 Open and under 21 competitions.
Competitors are expected from many countries, regional and extra-regional - Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Guadeloupe, Hawaii, Jamaica, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, United States and Venezuela.
Both competitions are hosted by the Barbados Surfing Association.
This year's event will feature entertainment, music, culture, craft, food and drinks, as well as the famous Independence Bikini Contest.
The Soup Bowl is rated one of the top ten surfing locations in the world.
Venue: Soup Bowl, Bathsheba, St Joseph
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