Jay DiMartino

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Introduction

  • 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

LiveAbout and Dotdash

LiveAbout is a reference site focused on entertainment, activities, and hobbies. We know that time away from the stress of work and responsibilities at home is limited, and we want to help you make the most of those precious hours.

That’s why our coverage is a lovable jumble of urban legends, sports history, and esoteric trivia. Our articles discuss everything from fashion advice to UFO sightings, all so you can make the most of your time off.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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