Jay DiMartino

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  • Lived and breathed the surfing lifestyle as a competitor, traveler, judge, and freelance writer for more than 25 years
  • Spent over 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 WENDPontiac PerformanceBackstage Pass, and Wakesurfing 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 over 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 is currently 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 worked for many surf contest organizations such as the ESA, HASA, NSSA, PSAA, HPAC, and the ASP. 

Education

  • B.A. in English Literature from the University of Hawaii at Manoa

 

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