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 years
  • 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
  • Has 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


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