Icah Wilmot: always there when you talk about surfing in Jamaica

Jamaica continues to garner top positions in regional surfing as local and regional surf star Icah Wilmot was victorious at the Pan American Surfing Association Event in Cuba over the weekend where he finished in the top spot.

The event was sanctioned by the Pan American Surfing Association and was attended by surfers from Barbados, Cuba, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. The surfers competed in Open Surf and Body Board. Icah represented Jamaica in the Open Surf division where he dominated the day’s proceedings with quick radical maneuvers.

The waves were small but Icah who was a crowd favorite, displayed superior wave selection and surf technique to better his opponents and won the first place medal much to the joy of the spectators in attendance.


The Laureus World Action Sports award would suit Greg Long very well

Mick Fanning, Greg Long, Stephanie Gilmore and Antoine Albeau are nominated for the 2010 Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year.

There are only surfers and windsurfers nominated for this category (no kitesurfers or bodyboarders) and none makes it to the World Sportsman/Sportswoman of the Year category.

In the past three Laureus editions, nine-time surfing world champion Kelly Slater took home two Action Sportsperson of the Year trophies.


Laurie Towner: big wave rider

"The best wave is the one you don't think you'll make.”"

That's 22-year-old Laurie Towner's surf philosophy in a nutshell and it earned him $20,000.

Laurie, from Yamba in northern NSW, won Biggest Wave in the Oakley Surfing Life Big Wave Awards at a crazy presentation evening in Bondi, where the cream of Aussie and New Zealand megasurf chargers gathered to honour their finest rides of the past year.

Always relaxed, Towner was gobsmacked by his win.