Grom Team Info Page

    Grom - noun. shortened from grommet; slang for a young, often precocious surfer.

    Summertime Surf Grom Teams foster healthy, positive environments for serious young surfers to improve their skills at a rapid rate. Through coaching, video analysis, and the collective drive that comes from the focused practice in a team setting, Summertime grom teams have been repeatedly raising the level of Jersey Shore surfers since 2007. Our mantra is: "The better you can surf, the more fun you can have."

    Grom Team Programs are offered in 2 seasons :

  • Summer Teams
  • The Summer Teams' season runs from the middle of June to Labor Day. New member tryouts are held in early June for surfers going into grades 5th-9th. Boys' & Girls' Varsity and Junior Varsity Teams practice 3 weekday mornings per week, in all conditions. The season ends with a series of local surf contests for grom team members to explore.

  • Fall-Winter-Spring Teams
  • The Fall-Winter-Spring season runs from the middle of September to June 1. New members can try out at any time and are placed with the appropriate co-ed practice group with surfers of similar abilities. Practices are scheduled when the forecast calls for good waves after school and on the weekends.

    2019-2020 Fall-Winter-Spring Team Info

    Teams for Levels 1 + 2 & 3

    Fall-Winter-Spring Team Practices:

  • Members divided into co-ed practice groups with surfers of simmilar ability levels
  • Practices meet at 3rd ave beach in Belmar, and utilize the diversity of the walkable surf breaks
  • Practices are called on (via email) when forecast looks good for intermediate-advanced level surfing
  • Weekends-Only during Daylight Savings time
  • Weekends and Weekdays after school when the daylight allows
  • Indoor strength, balance, and conditioning training during Spring Months
  • What to Expect

  • A professional coaching staff with 15 years experience turning novices into state and national champions
  • Focused technique coaching
  • Personal progress tracking with regular evaluations
  • Scrimmages & heat strategy objectives when conditions permit
  • Filmed surf sessions and video analysis
  • Range of boards & equipment to explore
  • Board & equipment storage available
  • Lasting camaraderie and commitment to respecting the ocean & each other
  • Payment Options

    • Drop-in at $50 per session (Fall, Winter & Spring)
    • Or Pay $100 for a seasonal membership and then enjoy discounted session costs of $35 per session
    • Seasonal membership payment includes a team jacket with embroidered name (Fall, Winter & Spring)

      How to Join the Team

      • Above-average physical fitness is imperative
      • Independent surfing ability required, must have experience catching waves without assistance to qualify for tryouts
      • email info@summertimesurf.com to schedule a tryout for Fall-Winter-Spring Team placement

    2020 Summer Teams Info

    Summer Team Practices:

  • 11 week season during school's Summer Break
  • Practices 3 mornings a week from 7:30am-9am in all conditions
  • Teams are divided into Boys & Girls Teams and Varsity & Jr. Varsity Teams
  • Practices meet at Bradley Beach northend (Lake Terrace & Ocean Ave), and utilize the diversity of the walkable surf breaks
  • Team particiapates in end-of-year contests in August
  • Inner-squad practice contests when conditions allow
  • What to Expect

  • A professional coaching staff with 15 years experience turning novices into state and national champions
  • Focused technique coaching
  • Personal progress tracking with regular evaluations
  • Scrimmages & heat strategy objectives when conditions permit
  • Filmed surf sessions and video analysis
  • Range of boards & equipment to explore
  • Board & equipment storage available
  • Lasting camaraderie and commitment to respecting the ocean & each other
  • Payment Options

    • $825 for the summer season
    • Includes team t-shirt and hoodie

      How to Join the Team

      • Above-average physical fitness is imperative
      • Independent surfing ability required, must have experience catching waves without assistance to qualify for tryouts
      • There are currently TWO Open Tryout Opportunities: 6/18/2020 OR 6/19/2020 - Both occur from 7:30am-9am on north end Beach in Bradley Beach (GPS Lake Terrace Beach & Ocean Ave) . You only have to attend one of the tryouts

    COACHES

    Shaun McGrath

    Founder & Creative Director

    JD LaCarrubba

    Manager - Kids Surf Camp, Belmar

    Interested in SUMMERTIME grom teams and want more info? email info@summertimesurf.com