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Exploring Jamaica’s Growing Surf Scene

Traditionally, when people imagine surfing hot spots, Jamaica isn't exactly the first thing that comes to mind. SoCal? Sure. The Gold Coast? Why not. But Jamaica? Not so much. But that perception is slowly, but surely, beginning to change.

Led in recent years by efforts by outside groups–most notably the Gudauskas Brothers' Positive Vibe Warriors organization–a fledgling surf culture is beginning to grow in the Caribbean nation, which is appropriate given the abundance of beautiful breaks the island plays home to.

Surfer Magazine decided to document how surfing has taken roots in the island in recent years in its edit "Feel the Rhythm" by following around Ivah Wilmot and Shama Beckford–two local figureheads in the community who are leading the charge for the island's growing surf community. Give it a watch, and start planning your next surf trip to the Land of Wood and Water.

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Your Chances Of Dying Ranked By Sport and Activity
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Your Chances Of Dying Ranked By Sport and Activity

Your Chances Of Dying Ranked By Sport and Activity

Source: besthealthcaredegress.com RELATED: The Ultimate Animal Video Encounters To understand how these numbers compare to more "natural" causes, see this US data from the Center For Disease Control. For parents wanting a more focused guide to youth activities, take a look at this data on sports injuries compiled by Stanford Children's Hospital. More data on 20th century death statistics from the World Health Organization visualized by informationisbeautiful.net

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The Three (And a Half) Types of Fun, Explained
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The Three (And a Half) Types of Fun, Explained

The Three (And a Half) Types of Fun, Explained

On a base level, everything you could ever do in the outdoors qualifies as fun. From bluebird pow days off the high-speed quad to grueling multi-day backpacking trips in the rain and sleet, it's all better than being at work, and thus fun. But do you know how to properly classify the type of fun you're about to embark on this weekend? You may have overheard someone at the trailhead talking about some "Type II fun" and enduring some burly outing to bag a peak, so we here at TGR wanted

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Hilo Surfer Surfs On Tropical Storm Lane’s Run-off
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Hilo Surfer Surfs On Tropical Storm Lane’s Run-off

Hilo Surfer Surfs On Tropical Storm Lane’s Run-off

This past week, Hawaii has been dealing with the aftermath of Tropical storm Lane, which brought recording breaking amounts of rainfall to the island chain. According to AccuWeather, some parts have reported up 2-4 feet of rain, and those torrential downpours have caused flash floods and mudslides throughout Hawaii’s Big Island. Eventually, all that water flows back to the sea, and Hilo surfer Shawn Pila noticed an interesting phenomenon resulting from increased storm run-off. At his