What Is Nippers ?
Surf Life Saving Junior Activities (better known as Nippers) is an amazing activity for developing a child’s confidence, knowledge and skills in the beach environment. It’s a junior program that introduces children aged 5 to 13 to surf lifesaving.
Not only will your child have fun and meet new friends, they will become part of an iconic organisation that has served the Australian community for over 100 years.
The youth of today are the future of Surf Life Saving, and the Nippers pathway teaches lessons and skills allowing them to continue in lifesaving and surf sports, as they grow older.
It’s not hard work. We like to call it serious fun! Nippers is a great way for children to make friends, be active and enjoy the beach in a safe environment.
For Nippers, the beach is the classroom. They gain confidence by passing the ‘tests’ of swimming, body boarding, beach sprints, dolphin-diving, spotting a rip, board paddling, having fun with new friends and discovering things about themselves.
The skills and friendships gained will stick to the soul like sand from the beach and be carried for life. Practicing these skills helps develop competence and confidence in the surf environment.
We look forward to you joining our Surf family here at Bribie Island! Join Nippers