Jamaica’s First Daughter Of Surf

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: October 14, 2009

SAN JOSE, Ca. — Black Athlete Sports Network, a leader in mainstream sports, has taken the challenge of promoting blacks in action sports. This week kicks off the start of a new generation in sport reporting.

Jamaica’s own first daughter of surf, Imani Wilmot will be the first in what hopes to be a start of something great. BASN’s Queen of Xtreme Rhonda Harper will be co-hosting along with Editor-in-Chief, Tony McClean and Michael Ingram of the Sport MC’s.

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 season 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.

Listeners can catch Imani’s interview live at www.blackathlete.com right on the home page. Just 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 hear the show live at www.blogtalkradio.com/la- batchelor and listen to the podcast at www.djkraze.com.