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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Jamaica

Central America

Location: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba
Geographic coordinates: 18 15 N, 77 30 W
Climate: tropical; hot, humid; temperate interior
Terrain: mostly mountains, with narrow, discontinuous coastal plain
Natural hazards: hurricanes (especially July to November)
Environment - current issues: heavy rates of deforestation; coastal waters polluted by industrial waste, sewage, and oil spills; damage to coral reefs; air pollution in Kingston results from vehicle emissions

Location: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba
Geographic coordinates: 18° 15' N, 77° 30' W
Coastline km: 1,022 km km
Climate: tropical; hot, humid; temperate interior
Terrain: mostly mountains, with narrow, discontinuous coastal plain
Elevation: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m highest point: Blue Mountain Peak 2,256 m
Natural hazards: hurricanes (especially July to November)
Currency: Jamaican dollar (JMD)
Population: 2,780,132 (July 2007 est.)
Languages: English, English patois
Capital: Kingston
Divisions: 14 parishes; Clarendon, Hanover, Kingston, Manchester, Portland, Saint Andrew, Saint Ann, Saint Catherine, Saint Elizabeth, Saint James, Saint Mary, Saint Thomas, Trelawny, Westmoreland

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Seasons
Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
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Typical Swell Size
Surf Equipment Short de bain Short de bain Short de bain Short de bain Short de bain Short de bain
Water temp. 79°F
26°C
79°F
26°C
81°F
27°C
82°F
28°C
81°F
27°C
79°F
26°C
Air temp. 77°F
25°C
79°F
26°C
82°F
28°C
82°F
28°C
81°F
27°C
79°F
26°C
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Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
Boston Bay 8 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Canon Cave 2 / -
Right Reef-coral Experienced surfers
Discovery Bay 2 / -
Right Point-break Experienced surfers
DNA 3 / -
Right and left Reef-coral Pros or kamikaze only...
Kingston - / - Reef-coral All surfers
Lighthouse 11 / -
Right and left Reef-coral All surfers
Littles 3 / -
Right and left Rivermouth All surfers
Long bay 4 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Makka 4 / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Navy Island - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Peenie Wally 4 / -
Right Reef-rocky All surfers
Runaways 2 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky
Zoo 1 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
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Boston Bay
By SoCaliSurfer
Jan 20, 2008
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Trip: Boston Bay, Jamaica '08
By SoCaliSurfer
From Jan 19, 2008 to Jan 25, 2008
Went to Boston Bay and stayed at "The Great Huts" (greathuts.com) on the side of the bay , just steps down to the "Hut's" private beach area on an easy paddle out to the far break.  The first 2 days the waves were on aver
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By oceanminded , 20-12-2010

Don't listen to travel blogs - Hi everyone I am writing to contradict some terrible rumours being cirrculated about Jamacia.

Jamaica has waves. From December till about March it is pretty consistent and can be pumping. I have seen them with my own eyes. It costs between $10 and $20 USD to rent a board, but there are no board shops and it's expensive to import. You can rent boards in Boston Bay, the guys are nice and you can reason with them. I highly recommend Jamnesia Surf Club in Bull Bay. Billy Mystic and his family are awesome! The place as a really chill vibe, and it's on a beach that is barely used by locals and is pretty clean.

It's an amazing country. The culture is distinct in flava. The music pulses. The water and people are warm. The food is unbelievable. AND as long as you play by the rules and don't go venturing alone at night in bad areas of town or dark alley ways, you'll be fine.

Someone might beg you some change, but people do that in cities all over the world. You might get ripped off at a road side stand, but most stores in North America rip you off too ($40 for a t-shirt made by a vietnamese baby?). At least here the person who is selling it to you gets the take that money home to feed their kids.

I cannot stress enought how lovely the people are. All you have to do is flash a smile, ask for help, or strike up a conversation, and people are willing to help you. People are really excited to meet people from away.

As a a 26 year, old Canadian female I was terrified when I first found out I was being sent here. But after three months: I go to beaches alone, surf alone, shop alone in Kingston, go to reggae shows alone. I have never even been pick pocketed. I talk to people about what's safe and get the feel for somewhere before I venture off alone. I stay out of sketchy places. I smile at people they help me. Jamaica is rad you should come here.

Traveling you don't always get what you wanted or expected. Things are different in developing coutnries. Try to remember: We are lucky to come to another coutnry, and explore parts of it the resisdents have never had the opportunity to.

Cheers, and I hope you have a wicked trip.

By Anonymous , 08-06-2010

Negril surfing? - Anyone know if there are waves in or near negril. I'll be there next year and want to surf but were staying in negril and it looks like its a lake. How far is the nearest surf??

By Anonymous , 08-02-2010

rent a board near runaways - Does anyone know if I there is a place to rent a board near or at runaways (north coast)? I will be there for a week and would rather rent one that bring it. Anyone with experience surfing there? Thanks

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