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  • Tryouts are on 6/4


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Quick Details

2021-22 Fall/Winter/Spring Team season underway

  • After-school & weekend practices are scheduled for favorable surfing conditions
  • Priority & Drop-In options for membership
  • Interested in joining? please email us to schedule a tryout


2022 Summer Teams 

  • Weekday mornings 7:30-9 am
  • Ages 7+
  • 11-week season w/ end of season contest series
  • Summer Team Tryout opportunities (attend 1): $50 refundable deposit
    • Saturday, June 4 @ 7:30 am – 9:15am 
    • Sunday, June 5 @ 7:30 am – 9:15 am
    • Saturday, June 11 @ 7:30 am – 9:15 am
Summer Grom Team Tryout refundable deposit required
Summer Grom Team

About Summertime Surf Grom Teams

Summertime’s professional coaching staff leads New Jersey’s best up-and-coming surfers to achieve their surfing potential.  Since 2008, the Grom Team program has provided the ultimate environment for rapid skills improvement under dedicated coaching.  Former Grom Team members have developed their fundamentals and fine-tuned their skills to become regional, state, and national surfing champions.  Some have gone on to become sponsored athletes and others to become captains of collegiate surf teams.  Accolades aside, we coaches are most proud of the hard work and resulting life lessons that grom team members take with them as they transition from being stoked kids to responsible young watermen and waterwomen.

What We Provide

  • Focused technique coaching
  • Personal progress tracking & periodic evaluations
  • Scrimmages & heat strategy objectives when conditions permit
  • Filmed surf sessions and video analysis
  • Range of boards & equipment to explore
  • Lasting camaraderie and commitment to respecting the ocean & each other

Who is the Grom Team

  • Experienced, independently surfing boys & girls
  • Going into grades 4th – 9th
  • Interested in competitive surfing and/or surf travel
  • Boys & Girls Teams set apart in Summer season / co-ed during Fall-Winter-Spring

Coaching Staff

Grom Team directors Mark Gilmartin & Shaun McGrath have over 25 years of surf coaching experience and worldwide surf travel expertise between them.  Together with Manasquan J.D. LaCarrubba and their assistant coaching staff, the Summertime coaching roster is made up of some of the area’s best surfers, many of whom were once team members themselves.

“It is an honor to work with your children and you can expect a safe, professionally organized program that is, like our team members, in a continuous state of refinement.”Shaun McGrath, founder

Summer 2022 Grom Teams Info:

    • WHO: 
      • Intermediate/Advanced Boys & Girls 
      • Ages 7-14
      • Must be: experienced, independent, and have a positive attitude
    • WHEN:
      • 11-week Summer Season
      • June 20 – Sept 3
        • Practices 
          • 3 mornings / week (Mon, Tues, Wed)
          • 7:30 am – 9 am
        • Competitions 
          • Inter-squad contests select Fridays throughout summer 
          • Coaching at Big Sea Day, O.G. Gromfest, Sea Girt Surf Contest, +more TBD
          • End of year Contest series “Triple Crown” event (Aug 29 – Sept 2)
  • WHERE:
    • Surfers placed on a practice team with other surfers of similar ability in one of the Summertime Surf beach locations.  There is an opportunity during tryout registration to indicate which practice sites you prefer or cannot attend.
    • $975 for the 11-week summer season includes:
      • Practices, Intersquad & end of year Contests, Uniform
    • $50 refundable deposit required for Tryout