Jamaican surfers bound for Barbados

Jamaican surfers bound for Barbados

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Topics: Surfing

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 of the 2012 Western Atlantic Pro Surf Series (WAPSS), which consists of nine events held from New York down to Trinidad. The best seven results go towards the final score of each  athlete competing in the series.

Icah Wilmot is Jamaica’s top professional surfer, with sponsorship deals from top industry brands Billabong, On-A-Mission, Smith Sport Optics and Red Bull. Currently Icah is the highest ranked Caribbean surfer in the 2011 WAPSS series, coming in at #19 from a field of over 250 athletes. His rank is calculated from four events of the eight held in the series so far,  and with only the Jupiter event remaining, his final rank will be determined from five results instead of seven.

Icah Wilmot

“Had he attended all events in the series so far, he’d be in a better position, but the professional game in any sport is an expensive one to chase,” said Jamaica Surfing Association President Billy Wilmot.
“Icah’s results are impressive and he is showing the surfing world that Jamaica is in the Pro mix!”

Ackeam Phillips is also set to fly the black, gold and green of the Jamaican flag high at Soup Bowl. He is, by far, the most decorated junior surfer produced by Jamaica to date. Many times National Junior Champion, Ackeam has represented Jamaica all over the world at the top junior level and is a force to be reckoned with in the region.

Ackeam Phillips

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