Island Ninja Grant McCartney made his debut in season 7 and immediately became a fan favorite with his fun personality. He was just one of seven competitors to finish the course at Venice Qualifiers that year. Grant also advanced to Las Vegas from City Finals, but failed in Stage Two. He has advanced to Stage Two of the National Finals two other times, most recently in season 11.
In his season 7 submission video, we see Grant’s personality and skateboard and surf skills on full display—no wonder the producers wanted him on the show!