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Topic: Are there any surfshops in Jamaica?

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By:

Jaime Torres

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Are there any surfshops in Jamaica?

« on: January 23 2007 13:01:00 »

Tels or email addresses would be appreciated.

Thanks

Jaime



By:

Kevin Michael Reinberg

RE: Are there any surfshops in Jamaica?

« Reply #1 on: January 24 2007 23:01:00 »

None official, but the locals at Boston have a stash of surf items if you're stuck without an essential like wax or something. They rent boards, too. Ask for Alton or Anthony.

By:

the dude

RE: Are there any surfshops in Jamaica?

« Reply #2 on: January 29 2007 20:01:00 »

despite what my learned friend kevin may have mentioned, do not try to rent a board off anyone at boston bay. you will encounter a bunch of kids who will look at you like you're a cash machine and have no concept of what their water-logged boards from the early 80's would rent for anywhere else in the world... it's not worth your patience.

the dude

By:

the dude

RE: Are there any surfshops in Jamaica?

« Reply #3 on: January 29 2007 20:01:00 »

despite what my learned friend kevin may have mentioned, do not try to rent a board off anyone at boston bay. you will encounter a bunch of kids who will look at you like you're a cash machine and have no concept of what their water-logged boards from the early 80's would rent for anywhere else in the world...

the dude

By:

Listener

RE: Are there any surfshops in Jamaica?

« Reply #4 on: September 02 2007 06:09:00 »

TRY BODY SURFING THEN. BOARDS IN JAMAICA ARE VERY HARD TO COME BY. A NEW BOARD IN JAMAICA WILL RUN YOU UPWARDS OF US$600 BY THE TIME YOU SHIP IT IN AND PAY THE 46.6% AND MULTIPLY BY THE EXCHANGE RATE OF US$1=J$70 YOU SEE THAT A BOARD COSTS A LOCAL SURFER J$35,000.00 THATS LIKE 3 MONTHS PAY FOR SOME PEOPLE. THEN YOU DONT HAVE ANY REPAIR MATERIALS READILY AVAILABLE SO IF YOU GET A DING IT IS A MAJOR SET BACK. SO IF YOU DONT WANT TO RENT A BOARD FROM THE KIDS BRING YOUR OWN AND PAY US$150 EACH WAY TO SHIP IT HERE AND BACK AND SURF TO YOUR HEARTS CONTENT. WHILE ITS FLAT YOU CAN THEN LUG YOURS AROUND FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR STAY.... OR RENT A BOARD FOR US$20 PER DAY/SESSON.

By:

Bob

RE: Are there any surfshops in Jamaica?

« Reply #5 on: September 17 2007 19:09:00 »

I would have been happy to pay 20 US a day. Or 30 US. Shame they wanted to charge me 15 US per hour.



By:

mike

RE: Are there any surfshops in Jamaica?

« Reply #6 on: September 21 2007 08:09:00 »

are you a jamaican? im here at UHWI and would like to meet some local surfers here, thanxs.  one love

By:

Rickter

RE: Are there any surfshops in Jamaica?

« Reply #7 on: September 25 2007 09:09:00 »

Where arer the waves in Jamaica? I will be on the NNW corner... kind of a touristy place... but if waves are near I might bring a board. Or travel further around to the SW???
Where are boards for rent? I might have to stick with the rental windsurf gear. Dont know if they even rent Kites yet.
I would much rather surf!!!
Rickter

By:

brian nejedly

RE: Are there any surfshops in Jamaica?

« Reply #8 on: September 28 2007 09:09:00 »

Not officially. However, Jamnesia Surf Club, a few miles east of the Kingston airport, will have some small things (wax, leashes, etc.) available. They also have boards to rent, rooms to stay in, etc. They also have a nice little concrete bowl for skating if it's flat! Enjoy.

By:

brian

RE: Are there any surfshops in Jamaica?

« Reply #9 on: September 28 2007 09:09:00 »

Man, you'll be as far away from the surf as you can be. The waves are in the east, from Boston Bay area on the NE coast, wrapping all the way around to the Kingston airport. Not worth bringing a board if you don't plan to travel there. I hear there is sometimes surf in the Treasure Beach area, which is closer to Montego Bay & Negril, but don't know any details.


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