Jay DiMartino Education University of Hawaii, Manoa Lived and breathed the surfing lifestyle as a competitor, traveler, judge, and freelance writer for more than 25 yearsSpent more than a decade surfing and competing on the famed North Shore of Oahu and covering local and inter-island events all over Hawaii as a contributing writer for H3O magazineHas written articles for WEND, Pontiac Performance, Backstage Pass, Wakesurfing, and various surfing websites and was quoted in National Geographic Experience Jay DiMartino is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles on surfing for 11 years. He spent more than a decade surfing and competing on the famed North Shore of Oahu and covering local and inter-island events all over Hawaii as a contributing writer for H3O magazine. Making his living at the beach and at his computer as a freelance surfing and action sports writer, Jay has written articles for WEND, Pontiac Performance, Backstage Pass, and Wakesurfing and was quoted in National Geographic. He worked as a consultant on Bearport Publishing's "Super Surfer" series and as the contributing editor for World Champions of Surfing. Trained by the Association of Surfing Professionals, Jay worked and traveled with industry icons Jack Shipley and Michael Ginsberg as part of a professional Hawaiian judging panel. He has also worked for many surf contest organizations. Education Jay DiMartino has a B.A. in English literature from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.Publications"How Much Money Does a Pro Surfer Make?" for Keep Surfing Pro, 2018"Oahu Surf Legends Discuss the Pull of the North Shore" for Mosaic Traveler"Turtle Bay Resort's Legends of the Surf" for Benchmark Resorts and Hotels About TripSavvy and Dotdash TripSavvy, a Dotdash brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.