Surfing In Jamaica

In Jamaica, sun, sea, and surf meet in perfect harmony. The island's trade winds and warm waters are perfect for surfing year-round, with an average temperature of 26°C (79 °F), consistent swells, and variety of waves. Jamaica is a great destination to cross ‘learning to surf’ off your travel bucket list. So, grab your board, sunscreen, and come back to adventure!

For an unforgettable surfing experience, Jamnesia Surf Camp in Bull Bay is a must-visit. The first and most renowned surf camp on the island, Jamnesia is located approximately 10 minutes from the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. It is the perfect spot for beginners to get lessons from founder Billy Wilmott and his team of instructors. For the seasoned surfer, Jamnesia Surf Camp is where you want to be to catch powerful waves, long rides, and chill with Jamaican surfers.

Don’t miss the annual Makka Pro Surf Tournament held in St. Thomas, on the eastern end of the island. First held in 2007, it was the first of its kind in the Caribbean and now attracts competitors and spectators from across the world. Be sure to check out our Events Calendar, to mark the date for the next staging!

Head to picturesque Boston Bay Beach in Portland, where the lush forestry, pearl white sand and turquoise swells will all compete for your affection. After a long day of surfing, indulge in delicious jerk chicken and festival available onsite, and come back to relaxed as the sun sets over the Caribbean Sea.