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Location: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba
Geographic coordinates: 18 15 N, 77 30 W
Climate: tropical; hot, humid; temperate interior
Terrain: mostly mountains, with narrow, discontinuous coastal plain
Natural hazards: hurricanes (especially July to November)
Environment - current issues: heavy rates of deforestation; coastal waters polluted by industrial waste, sewage, and oil spills; damage to coral reefs; air pollution in Kingston results from vehicle emissions
Localização: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba
Coordenadas geográficas: 18° 15' N, 77° 30' W
Costa: 1,022 km km
Clima: tropical; hot, humid; temperate interior
Relevo: mostly mountains, with narrow, discontinuous coastal plain
Cimeiras: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m highest point: Blue Mountain Peak 2,256 m
Riscos naturais: hurricanes (especially July to November)
Moeda: Jamaican dollar (JMD)
População: 2,780,132 (July 2007 est.)
Línguas: English, English patois
Divisão administrativa: 14 parishes; Clarendon, Hanover, Kingston, Manchester, Portland, Saint Andrew, Saint Ann, Saint Catherine, Saint Elizabeth, Saint James, Saint Mary, Saint Thomas, Trelawny, Westmoreland
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|Spots de surf (13)||Qualidade||Direcção||Tipo||Frequ||Experiência|
|Boston Bay||8 / -||Direita e esquerda||Recife de rocas||Todos os surfistas|
|Canon Cave||2 / -||Direita||Recife de corais||Surfistas com experiência|
|Discovery Bay||2 / -||Direita||Point-break||Surfistas com experiência|
|DNA||3 / -||Direita e esquerda||Recife de corais||Profissionais ou kamikazes...|
|Kingston||- / -||Recife de corais||Todos os surfistas|
|Lighthouse||11 / -||Direita e esquerda||Recife de corais||Todos os surfistas|
|Littles||3 / -||Direita e esquerda||Desembocadura||Todos os surfistas|
|Long bay||4 / -||Direita e esquerda||Beach-break||Todos os surfistas|
|Makka||4 / -||Esquerda||Point-break||Todos os surfistas|
|Navy Island||- / -||Direita e esquerda||Beach-break||Todos os surfistas|
|Peenie Wally||4 / -||Direita||Recife de rocas||Todos os surfistas|
|Runaways||2 / -||Direita e esquerda||Recife de rocas|
|Zoo||1 / -||Direita e esquerda||Recife de rocas||Surfistas com experiência|
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De oceanminded , 20-12-2010
Don't listen to travel blogs - Hi everyone I am writing to contradict some terrible rumours being cirrculated about Jamacia.
Jamaica has waves. From December till about March it is pretty consistent and can be pumping. I have seen them with my own eyes. It costs between $10 and $20 USD to rent a board, but there are no board shops and it's expensive to import. You can rent boards in Boston Bay, the guys are nice and you can reason with them. I highly recommend Jamnesia Surf Club in Bull Bay. Billy Mystic and his family are awesome! The place as a really chill vibe, and it's on a beach that is barely used by locals and is pretty clean.
It's an amazing country. The culture is distinct in flava. The music pulses. The water and people are warm. The food is unbelievable. AND as long as you play by the rules and don't go venturing alone at night in bad areas of town or dark alley ways, you'll be fine.
Someone might beg you some change, but people do that in cities all over the world. You might get ripped off at a road side stand, but most stores in North America rip you off too ($40 for a t-shirt made by a vietnamese baby?). At least here the person who is selling it to you gets the take that money home to feed their kids.
I cannot stress enought how lovely the people are. All you have to do is flash a smile, ask for help, or strike up a conversation, and people are willing to help you. People are really excited to meet people from away.
As a a 26 year, old Canadian female I was terrified when I first found out I was being sent here. But after three months: I go to beaches alone, surf alone, shop alone in Kingston, go to reggae shows alone. I have never even been pick pocketed. I talk to people about what's safe and get the feel for somewhere before I venture off alone. I stay out of sketchy places. I smile at people they help me. Jamaica is rad you should come here.
Traveling you don't always get what you wanted or expected. Things are different in developing coutnries. Try to remember: We are lucky to come to another coutnry, and explore parts of it the resisdents have never had the opportunity to.
Cheers, and I hope you have a wicked trip.
De Anonymous , 08-06-2010
Negril surfing? - Anyone know if there are waves in or near negril. I'll be there next year and want to surf but were staying in negril and it looks like its a lake. How far is the nearest surf??
De Anonymous , 08-02-2010
rent a board near runaways - Does anyone know if I there is a place to rent a board near or at runaways (north coast)? I will be there for a week and would rather rent one that bring it. Anyone with experience surfing there? Thanks
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