From MagicSewaeed (click here for the full Jamaica Surf Report):
Being the third largest island in the Caribbean, Jamaica stands out on the map, but it is relatively obscure in terms of Caribbean surf destinations. Famous for reggae music and Rastafarian culture, its natural bounty includes 120 rivers, 150mi (240km) of beaches and 6 mountain ranges, where the tallest peak reaches 7,402ft (2256m) in the Blue Mountains. Despite its size, only the eastern tip receives a decent amount of windswell worth exploring, with options for both north and south coasts. The north coast boasts some bigger NE swells, white-sand beaches and quality rivermouths favouring rights, but it is often onshore. The south shores enjoy better consistency and some good lefts, often brushed by NE offshores, along grey sand beaches with not a soul in sight!
Read more about surfing in Kingston below...
Sandals Blog recently picked Port Royal, the old pirates home base located at the entrance to Kingston Harbour as one of its top snorkeling spots in Jamaica! Sandals says...
"Port Royal, Kingston is home to vibrant tropical fish thanks to shipwrecks that have created safe place for marine life underwater. If you’re a history buff, you know that this is the place to learn about the earthquake that struck Port Royal in 1692. This earthquake was devastating and caused most of the city to sink below sea level."
Click the image below to read about the other four spots on Sandals Blog...
It has been three years since Alpha Boys School transitioned to Alpha Institute. Changing from a residence to a day program allowed Alpha to focus on its educational and technical training. Somethings haven't changed. The school's commitment to serving the most vulnerable, is one, for example. Another is the Suzuki van.
The late Michael Thompson, aka Freestylee: Artist Without Borders, passed away in 2016. Still, his influence and in particular his artwork in the forms of hundreds of posters (50 of which are on display at the UWI Museum) continues to inspire lively conversations about art, society and development. Now, Reggae Talks! brings together all three for an evening of discussion featuring presentations by Professor Carolyn Cooper, Anthony Myers and Dr. Joshua Chamberlain at the UWI Museum on the campus of the University of the West Indies, Mona this Thursday at 5 p.m.
Started in 2013, The Kingston City Run is a Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Charity Run. The event takes place this March 16 – 18, 2018 and includes a weekend of activities. It is the perfect event to experience the vibe of Kingston, by running its major businesses district, attractions and entertainment sites. The event starts in New Kingston and end at the beautiful Emancipation Park Race Village for post run celebration and Awards ceremony. The Kingston City Run has donated over J$12 million to these charities since 2013 including Alpha Institute, The Open Arms Drop-in Shelter, Marie Atkins Night Shelter, Food for the Poor and Missionaries of the Poor.
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Rain or shine the Downtown Christmas Market welcomes local farmers, budding artists, and talented craftsmen to F&B Downtown. Christmas Lunch will be hosted in the recently opened 'Q' section. Snacks as well as wine and cocoa tea will be on sale and available for tasting. Parking is available at F&B Downtown's Parking lot on Water Lane. Take your gifts and have them Wrapped For A Cause to support Alpha Institute!
We are pleased to announce that the International Reggae Poster Contest is organizing the 20th Art of Reggae exhibition and the Freestylee Roots exhibition in Jamaica. To attend the Freestylee Roots exhibition at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston RSVP now by calling 876-926-0299.
The 20th Art of Reggae exhibitionThe 20th Art of Reggae exhibition will be hosted by MBJ Airports, operator of the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. The exhibition opens in the departure terminal on 17 November 2017.
The exhibition will feature the top 100 posters from the fifth annual contest, selected from among 1,270 entries submitted by 748 graphic designers representing 75 nations. The winning submissions can be seen on the competition’s website, www.reggaepostercontest.com.