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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Runaways

Jamaica

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Go to Saint Ann´s Bay in north coast of the island. Runaways Bay is about 17 km from there, follow the roadsigns.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Saint Ann´s Bay in north coast of the island. Runaways Bay is about 17 km from there, follow the roadsigns.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Saint Ann´s Bay in north coast of the island. Runaways Bay is about 17 km from there, follow the roadsigns.

English (Translate this text in English): Go to Saint Ann´s Bay in north coast of the island. Runaways Bay is about 17 km from there, follow the roadsigns.

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

Experience

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthEast

Good wind directionSouthWest, South

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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 Additional Information

It breaks sometimes, this spot needs a swell from northeast passing between Cuba and Haiti. Tropical storms also bring big swells to runaways.

English (Translate this text in English): It breaks sometimes, this spot needs a swell from northeast passing between Cuba and Haiti. Tropical storms also bring big swells to runaways.

English (Translate this text in English): It breaks sometimes, this spot needs a swell from northeast passing between Cuba and Haiti. Tropical storms also bring big swells to runaways.

English (Translate this text in English): It breaks sometimes, this spot needs a swell from northeast passing between Cuba and Haiti. Tropical storms also bring big swells to runaways.

Atmosphere

There are many resorts in the bay, so it´s a touristic place. No crowd in the water.

English (Translate this text in English): There are many resorts in the bay, so it´s a touristic place. No crowd in the water.

English (Translate this text in English): There are many resorts in the bay, so it´s a touristic place. No crowd in the water.

English (Translate this text in English): There are many resorts in the bay, so it´s a touristic place. No crowd in the water.

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By Anonymous , 30-03-2010

surf lessons - are there surf lessons available at runaways?

By anson@email.com , 11-04-2007

rent a board - ANybody know about renting boards here. I am just coming through Jamaica for 10 days and don't want to fork out the $ to the airlines for my boards. Rather rent one.

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