Coached by Ryan McGrath

"A Little History About Coach Ryan Mcgrath"

Current Jobs:

  • Belmar Middle School Language Arts Teacher

  • Manasquan Ocean Lifeguard

  • Manasquan High School Girls Surf Team Coach

  • JV/Varsity Assistant Basketball Coach at Manasquan High School

  • JV/Varsity Assistant Lacrosse Coach at Manasquan High School

  • Pink Pineapple Surf Instructor


  • Placed 2nd in 2004 NSSA High School National Championship in California

  • Semi-finalist in 2007 NSSA High School National Championship in California

  • Placed 1st in the Belmar Women’s pro in 2007 and 2nd in 2009

  • Participated in the Carissa and Maya Project in 2009. Where a chosen group of 7 surfers from the East Coast surfed and traveled with Red Bull mentored by Carissa Moore and Maya Gabeira. The two week project was later shown on an episode of MSG Transit Chapters.

  • Brave New World Pro/Am 1st place 2006

  • Various local, state and regional contests throughout career.


  • Advanced Surf Coaching for grades 5-12

  • Pink Pineapple Grom team will meet twice a week for 10 weeks starting June 26th - August 30th every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7:30-9am for a 1 hour and 30 min practice.  

  • Depending on the swell coach Ryan Mcgrath will call one mini competition run a month on a Saturday morning from 7:30-9am.

  • Each girl will receive a grom team t-shirt and sticker.

  • This is an intensive training program for girls that want to advance their surfing skills. We will plan to be in the water as much as possible, however Coach Ryan Mcgrath will add on land cross fit training when needed to go along with the weather and ocean conditions. 


  • Summer 2019 Tryout date TBA. 

  • Tryouts will be 30 minutes and consist of a mini competition run as well as a swim test. 

  • Every Grom team girl should have their own equipment ( board, leash, wetsuit ) but you are welcome to use ours for the tryouts.  

  • Each Grom team girl is encouraged to partake in the Big Sea Day Surf Contest at the Manasquan inlet in August. 

  • Must have experience catching waves on your own. Independent surfing ability is required. 

COST: $800 for a 10 week season