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Lighthouse

Surf Location East: Near the Kingston Airport
Best Swell Direction East, Southeast
Best Tide Any
Best Wind Direction North, Northwest
Best Surf Season December-March, July-September
Wave Quality A short and hollow right is one of the best barrels on the island. There is also a longer left. Both can be chest high to a few feet overhead with big swells.
The Surfers Just some locals on the weekends
Boards Shortboard
Paddle Out Easy
Skill Level Intermediate to Advanced
Bottom Reef, rocks, and sand
Watch Out For…
Water Condition Clean
 

Copa

Surf Location Southeast: Bull Bay outside of Kingston
Best Swell Direction East, Southeast
Best Tide Any
Best Wind Direction North, Northwest
Best Surf Season December-March, July-September
Wave Quality Long rides and big waves on a right reef break can be some of the best in Jamaica
The Surfers Just some locals
Boards Shortboard
Paddle Out Easy
Skill Level Intermediate to Advanced
Bottom Reef
Watch Out For…
Water Condition Clean
 

Makka

Surf Location East: Outside of Kingston near Yallahs
Best Swell Direction East, Southeast
Best Tide Any
Best Wind Direction North, Northeast, Northwest
Best Surf Season December-March
Wave Quality The most consistent wave in Jamaica is a long left reef break and can be chest high up to triple overhead
The Surfers Only a few locals
Boards Shortboard
Paddle Out Moderate
Skill Level Intermediate to Advanced
Bottom Reef, rocks, and sand
Watch Out For…
Water Condition Clean
 

Ranch

Surf Location Northeast
Best Swell Direction Northeast
Best Tide Any
Best Wind Direction South, Southwest
Best Surf Season December-March
Wave Quality There are actually four different breaks here and each is different depending on the conditions. In general, the waves are big and 100-yard rides are possible.
The Surfers Not too crowded
Boards Shortboard
Paddle Out Easy
Skill Level Intermediate to Advanced
Bottom Reef
Watch Out For…
Water Condition Clean
 

Boston Bay

Surf Location East: Near Port Antonio
Best Swell Direction Northeast
Best Tide Any
Best Wind Direction South
Best Surf Season December-March
Wave Quality This is not the best surf spot on the island, but it is one the most popular and the most beautiful. The cove has a right and a left on either side with an occasional A-frame. On the best days, the waves are chest high to a few feet overhead.
The Surfers There are usually people out, but it’s a mellow bunch
Boards Funboard
Paddle Out Easy
Skill Level Beginner to Intermediate
Bottom Reef
Watch Out For…
Water Condition Clean
 

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