Imani Wilmot, Jamaica’s First Daughter of Surf


Black Athlete Sports Network has a feature on Jamaica’s champion surfer Imani Wilmot, the island’s “first daughter of surf,” in a new series co-hosted by BASN’s Queen of Xtreme Rhonda Harper, its Editor-in-Chief, Tony McClean, and Michael Ingram of the Sport MC’s. Listeners can catch the interview at Go to the search section at the top of the page and type in keyword “batchelor “or keywords “batchelor pad” and it will take you to the home page. You can also listen to the podcast at

Imani Wilmot is the only daughter of Billy “Mystic” Wilmot, the president of the Jamaica Surf Association. Billy Wilmot is also father of a surf dynasty in Bull Bay, Jamaica. He is the “original seed of black surfing.” Imani is the only daughter of the clan, but can rip just like her siblings, Icah and Inilek. She is already a seasoned professional on the contest circuit. She is the former female Junior Champ and current Champion of Jamaica; PAN-AM Surfing Games, Chile (2007); ISA Surfing Games, Ecuador (2004), California (2006), Costa Rica (2009); ISA Junior Surfing Games, California (2005), Jupiter PRO-AM Fall Classic (2005, 2006, 2008), MAKKA PRO (2008, 2009), all under her belt at the tender age of 19.

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