Coached by Ryan McGrath & Caroline Duerr

"Meet Coach 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.

“Meet Coach Duerr”

About Coach Duerr:

  • Pink Pineapple Surf Operations Manager, Grom Team Coach and Beach Captain.

  • Has surfed surf breaks throughout Costa Rica, California, Florida and St.Croix

  • Graduated Lynn University with high honors while playing soccer for the NCAA

  • Back to back national champion for the Brookdale womans soccer program. Consecutively named MVP of national tournament.

  • Currently resides in San Diego in the winters.


  • Competed in her first Belmar Pro at the age of 12 and placed 4th.

  • Placed 1st in 2009 at the Chip Miller Surf Fest in Ocean City, NJ.

  • Pro Women semi finalist in 2009 East Coast Surfing Championships (ECSC), Virginia Beach 2010 & 2011 Junior Women’s CNJ ESA Champion.

  • Finalist in 2011 ESA Eastern Junior Women’s , Nagshead NC 2011.

  • Semi Finalist in 2012 NSSA Highschool National Championship in California.

  • Finalist in 2013 NSSA Highschool National Championship in California.

  • 1st Place in the women’s division of the Manasquan Longboard Classic. Waves were head high plus!


  • Advanced Surf Coaching for grades 5-12

  • Pink Pineapple Grom team will meet twice a week for 10 weeks, June 25th - August 29th. Practice will take place every Tuesday and Thursday morning or Monday and Wednesday morning depending on how many girls we have on the team from 7:30-9am for a 1 hour and 30 min practice.  

  • 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 an on-land cross fit training program when needed, depending on the weather and ocean conditions. 


  • Tryouts will be held on Sunday June 9th, 2019 at 7:30am at our Manasquan beach location.

  • 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 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. 

  • You are more then welcome to sign up before tryouts. This will give us a good idea of how many girls to expect. We plan on everyone making the team unless you are an absolute beginner. Then we will recommend you to surf camp or private lessons.

COST: $800 for a 10 week season