Shama Beckford

Shama Beckford

Shama, also known as Superman, is not your everyday surfer. Originating from Bull Bay in Jamaica, Shama has crafted his relaxed goofyfoot approach to surfing on his own accord. Oozing creativity growing up in a home with his two parents being artists, he writes and records his own music, skateboards and paints.

He’s of only a few surfers in Jamaica and his passionate about his roots.  “Whatever I do, though, whether in surfing, music, or art — I try not to conform to what’s acceptable or normal. It has to be different.”


“Growing up in Jamaica, I’d always just surf alone,” laughs Shama. “I’d just come home from school and no one would be out, so I’d just go in my backyard by myself. And I think by surfing alone a lot as I did, you start to create your own style, you create your own feeling and approach to a wave.” Shama’s favourite boards are The Holy Grail, White Noiz, Black Noiz and the Untitled.