Simon Cowell Hits The Waves In Barbados (PHOTO)

12/25/2011 07:17 am ET | Updated Jan 07, 2012

While others are spending the weekend bundled up to keep warm, Simon Cowell decided to head south to Barbados to celebrate the Christmas holiday.

The "X Factor" judge was spotted enjoying some time on a personal watercraft Dec. 24 -- just days after the "X Factor" finale in which 19-year-old Melanie Amaro took home the winning title.

"She was a good contestant because she thought long and hard about how she would interpret songs," Cowell told PEOPLE after Amaro won. "Every week we were discovering something new in her."

Check out the photo of Cowell below!


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