Icah Wilmot: a leap of faith | Photo: JSA

Icah Wilmot has conquered the 2015 Makka Pro. The contest was run in solid overhead waves in Southaven, Yallahs, Saint Thomas.

Jamaica's ultimate surfing contest attracted thousands of fans to the beach for a total of four highly competitive divisions. The 9th edition of the Makka Pro is one of the longest running surf events in the Caribbean.

In the Open Men's final, Elishama Beckford knew he had a tough opponent. Icah Wilmot is a multiple-time Jamaican surfing champion. After several wave exchanges, Beckford was left chasing an excellent, but his last ride just wasn't enough to beat Icah.

The Women's final had four girls battling for the title. Janice and Chrissana Wilmot, Sarah and Nadine knew what was at stake. Chrissana opened the final with a high score, but Janice waited for the best set and, in the right position, she got the wave she needed to be crowned champion.

Garren Pryce and Ivah Wilmot battled for glory in the 2015 Makka Pro Junior final. With good waves and long rides, both surfers were able to prove why they got far in the competition. In the end, Pryce took the win.

The Amateur final, the Farr brothers were able to claim the top spots in the podium. Jonathan Farr took the title to the northeast of Jamaica.

2015 Makka Pro | Champions

Open: Icah Wilmot
Women: Janice Wilmot
Junior: Garren Pryce
Amateur: Jonathan Farr
Expression Session: Ackeam Phillips

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