Very few things typify the Australian culture of “having a go” more than Surf Life Saving. Children and families come together to have fun, make new friends, learn to live healthy and active lives and give to their community.
Through improving their surf, beach and technical skills, children will also be able to participate in competitions and at a number of surf carnivals throughout the summer.
The skills children will develop may also help them to one day save a life.
This year we are trialling something NEW… Sunday afternoon nippers starting at 12:30pm every fortnight. We will be finishing just in time for our Sunday sips session at the club, a cold beverage and catching up with friends whilst overlooking the beach!
Our Nipper Program aims to teach children surf awareness, surf skills, lifesaving skills, competitive and teamwork skills, as they progress through the age groups from Under 6’s to Under 14’s.
On nipper days, the children will meet their age managers on the beach wearing sun protection, a high visibility vest and their club caps. At the end of the session, caps must be removed and parents are to collect their children from the age manager so names can be marked off. It is important that all children have their name signed on and off by a parent. This ensures a safe environment for all.
Sun smart is our policy. We will supply a surf club rash vest and high visibility vest for the season but these must be returned at the final nippers. All children must wear these plus their nippers cap and plenty of sunscreen. Please remember to bring a water bottle and towel, swimming googles can also be worn.
Download Nippers Brochure for Schools 2016-17