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Jamaica's top surfers heading to the Makka Pro contest



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Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 7 July, 2007 : - - Over 30 surfers from countries around the region including Barbados, Trinidad, Tobago, Venezuela, Martinique and the USA have converged on ‘The Land Of  Wood And Water’ to compete for over US$3000 in prize money up for the taking in the three divisions being contested at the CSN/JSA ‘Makka Pro’ surf contest.

The event will be staged at the Makka Surfing Beach in South Haven, Yallahs St Thomas, this Saturday and Sunday the 7th and 8th of July beginning at 8am. Jamaica’s top surfers will have their hands full as they defend Jamaica’s honor against top regional surfers including Trinidad’s Jason Appericio, Chris Dennis and Bajans Adrian Small and Anderson Mayers. 

The surf has been consistent for the past month and is predicted to hold for the remainder of the week. The local surfers have had a lot of practice on the tricky waves at eastern Jamaica’s now world famous surf spot, which should put them in good form for the weekend’s proceedings.

Meanwhile, citizens of South Haven and surrounding communities have been turning out in numbers each day to be entertained by the top level surfing talent being displayed by the visitors and locals as they sharpen their skills leading up to the event. Many Jamaican’s will be on hand  to cheer on their local favorites as they compete in a sport traditionally only seen on TV in Jamaica.

Leading the local charge will be National Open Champion Inilek Wilmot. Also in good form are National Junior Champ Ackeam Phillips, Ishack and Icah Wilmot, Luke Williams, Shane Simmonds and Jason Pusey. The local ladies are expected to do well as Jamaica has very capable competitors in the personalities of Elim Beckford, Danielle Ohayon and Imani Wilmot who all have experience at the international level

The event runs from 8am-5pm both days and the public is invited to come out and enjoy this historic occasion. The event is endorsed by the Sports Development Foundation, Insight 51, Body Glove, Quashi, The St Thomas Parish Council and the South Haven Citizens Association.

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Billy Wilmot

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