Icah Wilmot: he could conquer the surfing world

The 2010 Makka Pro came to a magnificent close on Sunday July 19 2010 at the Makka Surfing Beach at Southaven, Yallahs Saint Thomas. Despite pro surfing entrants from Barbados, Trinidad, Philippines, Australia and the USA, Jamaica came away with the purse in the open Men’s division for the first time in the history of the 4 year old event when Icah Wilmot walked away with the US$1000.00 on offer to the winner of the open division.

It didn’t stop there either. Shane Simmonds took second ahead of third and fourth place finishers Travis Ajay of the USA and Che Lovelace of Trinidad. In the junior division Jamaica had a clean sweep with Akeem Taylor, Shama Beckford, Garren Pryce and Ivah Wilmot taking first to fourth place respectively showing that Jamaica has a bright future in regional professional surfing.

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Peter Paris: charger

Clean Break is about breaking away from the every day and getting “re-charged”.

It's a six episode series designed for the web, where we have tapped two guys to travel around in search of the most adrenaline pumping action water sports - inspiring them to just let go and live in the moment.

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Sea Paddle NYC: SUP between tall towers

Less than thirty days remain until stand-up paddlers from around the world converge on Manhattan’s waterways for the 4th Annual SEA Paddle NYC. As participants continue to register and train for the 28-mile charity paddle around Manhattan, organized by Surfers’ Environmental Alliance (SEA), key figures in the surf, stand-up paddle and entertainment industries have come on board in support of SEA and the paddle’s eight autism beneficiaries.

This year, avid waterman, extreme sports extraordinaire and environmental advocate Tom Jones is not only joining industry legends for the paddle around New York, but is in the process of making history leading up to SEA Paddle NYC. Jones is currently traveling the 2,800-mile stretch between Key West and New York City via paddle board to advocate for a plastic-free ocean.

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