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Wilmots featured in UK band’s music video

27 August 2013

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Wilmots featured in UK band’s music video

Family, camaraderie, conquering waves and continuing proud traditions are among the themes explored by UK electropop/psychedelic rock band Fenech-Soler in their new music video “Last Forever”, which features Jamaica’s first family of surfing – the Wilmots. Directed by Luke Monaghan, the video follows 15-year-old Ivah Wilmot as he walks the path of his famous surfer/musician […]

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Locals take top honours at Makka Pro 2013

28 July 2013

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Locals take top honours at Makka Pro 2013

Jamaica’s Icah Wilmot, Elim Beckford and Garren Pryce emerged winners of the Men’s Open, Women’s Open and Junior divisions respectively at the Makka Pro Surf Contest 2013, which was held at the Makka Surfing Beach in the Yallahs community of Southaven in St. Thomas on July 20 & 21. Icah is now a two-time winner […]

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Scenes from Makka Pro 2012

28 July 2012

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Scenes from Makka Pro 2012

Armed with their boards and a shared passion for the sport, local and international surfers descended on Makka Beach in Southaven, Yallahs, St. Thomas on July 21 & 22 to master the waves and secure bragging rights, cash and Western Atlantic Pro Surf tour points at the 6th staging of the Makka Pro surfing competition, […]

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Shama surfs to victory at Roselle

15 July 2012

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Shama surfs to victory at Roselle

Shama Beckford won the first event of the 2012 Jamaica Surfing Association’s (JSA) National Junior Surfing Championship Series, which was held at the Roselle surfing beach in St Thomas on July 7. Akeem Taylor finished second, while Ivah Wilmot secured third place. Last year’s junior champion Garren Pryce was forth, and Conrad Smith and Okeen […]

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Junior surfers represent at World Champs

1 May 2012

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Junior surfers represent at World Champs

Jamaica’s six-member junior team finished 26th from a field of 31 participating countries at the 2012 DAKINE International Surfing Association (ISA) World Junior Surfing Championships (WJSC) presented by Billabong, which was held at Playa Venao in Panama from April 14 to 22. Hawaii took home the team gold at the event, and Jamaica, which had […]

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Icah rides to victory at Roselle

3 March 2012

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Icah rides to victory at Roselle

Top Jamaican surfer Icah Wilimot emerged the winner of the second event of the 2012 Jamaica Surfing Association (JSA) National Open Series, which was held at Roselle surfing beach in Morant Bay, St. Thomas on February 25. Shama Beckford finished in second place, while Akeem Taylor, Ivah Wilmot and Michael Panton rounded out the top […]

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Shane Simmonds strikes at Lighthouse

21 January 2012

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Shane Simmonds strikes at Lighthouse

Nineteen of Jamaica’s top surfers faced off in classic conditions at the first event of the Jamaica Surfing Association (JSA) 2012 National Open Series (NOS) at the Lighthouse Surfing Beach at Palisadoes on January 14. Boston Bay’s Shane Simmonds secured top honours and the 1000 points for the win, with Icah Wilmot, Inilek Wilmot, Ackeam […]

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Garren Pryce – 2011 Junior Surfing Champ

18 December 2011

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Garren Pryce – 2011 Junior Surfing Champ

Young Jamaican surfer Garren Pryce from Bull Bay, St. Andrew, has emerged as the 2011 National Junior Surfing Champion. South Coast surfers dominated the season this year, with Garren, Ivah Wilmot and Armani Green nabbing the top three spots. Boston’s standout junior Akeem Taylor and South Coast ripper Elishama Beckford, who both missed an event […]

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Jamaican surfers bound for Barbados

21 November 2011

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Jamaican surfers bound for Barbados

Top Jamaican surfer Icah Wilmot and his compatriot Ackeam Phillips, the fast rising under-21 surfer, will represent the island at the Independence Pro Surfing Championships in Barbados, which is scheduled to take place on November 27 & 28 at the world famous surf spot “Soup Bowl” in Bathsheba, Barbados. The event will mark the start […]

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Partial Jamaican team for World Masters Surfing

24 September 2011

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Partial Jamaican team for World Masters Surfing

Jamaica Surfing Association (JSA) president Anthony “Billy” Wilmot and David Lee have secured funding to participate in the 2011 International Surfing Association (ISA) World Masters Surfing Championships (WMSC) scheduled for El Salvador from October 16 to 24. However, it is still yet to be determined if the remaining six slots for a full complement of […]

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From Miss Ja World to the world of surfing

19 August 2011

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From Miss Ja World to the world of surfing

Some nine years ago, she proudly represented Jamaica in the 52nd Miss World pageant in 2002 at Alexandra Palace, London, United Kingdom. Today, she continues to represent her country with pride in another area – one that has her catching waves in the Caribbean, the US East Coast and South America. Meet 27-year-old Danielle O’Hayon, […]

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Makka Pro surfing raises profile of St. Thomas

5 August 2011

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Makka Pro surfing raises profile of St. Thomas

Jamaica’s own Imani Wilmot and American Jensen Callaway conquered the waves at the Jamaica Surfing Association’s (JSA) 5th annual Makka Pro surfing contest, which was held at the Makka surfing beach in Southaven, Yallahs, St. Thomas on July 30-31. Imani became the first Jamaican to secure the top spot in the Women’s Open Division, beating […]

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