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2022 – 23 Fall / Winter / Spring Teams 

  • After school & weekend practices are scheduled for favorable surfing conditions
  • Priority & Drop-in options for membership
  • October – June
  • Location varies based on conditions (Generally scheduled near or in Belmar)
  • Call or email us to inquire
  • NEW FOR 2022: Surf + Video Review sessions open to 18 & under
Priority Team Member Single Session
Non-Member Single Session
Surf + Video Review Open to 18 & Under
Fall/Winter/Spring Team Membership Includes team backpack & winter hat

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 2023 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 19 – Sept 2
        • Practices 
          • 3 mornings / week 
          • 7:30 am – 9 am
        • Competitions 
          • Inter-squad contests throughout summer 
          • Coaching at Big Sea Day, O.G. Gromfest, Sea Girt Surf Contest, +more TBD
          • End of year Contest series “Triple Crown” event 
  • 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