New Jersey breeds a lot of surf talent. We are aware of so many different niches in surfing that it may be hard to keep track of all the pros churned out of the Garden State. Free surfers to contest guys, photos and film all transmit what everyone is up to. Young up and comers to old salts who paved the way, Jersey seems to have it all. Well sometimes someone pops up and you realize we have just plain old good surfers. No stickers, no names, just surfers.
Mark Gilmartin recently graduated from Hawaii Pacific and has been spanning the globe. Australia and Mexico have been a few of his recent jaunts since graduating. Back in New Jersey now, he is soon to be reluctantly succumbing to our worst nightmare. His major of International Business is fitting to his lifestyle. Well traveled and mild mannered, Gilmartin was seen recently charging Puerto Escodito and points South. He made it in front of Surfing Magazine‘s staff photographer Jeff Flindt on a good sized day and scored a great sequence (a photo of which we yanked and credited). Hopefully in between board meetings this fall, Mark can dip out and catch a few.
Enjoy the photos we jacked from Facebook.