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Small subtropical West Indies island nation, located 90 miles south of Cuba and 100 miles west of Haiti; the marijuana-infused spiritual center for Rastafarian religion and reggae music, and home to a budding surf culture. Jamaica's reef-lined eastern shore produces the best surf, with the biggest and most consistent waves—usually three to five feet, but occasionally bigger—arriving between Novemb...

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