WLSC’s Nippers Program aims to provide a safe and friendly environment where both nippers and parents can learn and enhance their knowledge about surf lifesaving and water safety. The program intends to prepare our nippers to enjoy and be safe around water and eventually become patrolling lifesaving members at our club as well as great community minded members.

Our Nippers program is open to all children aged 5 to 13 years of age (on 30th September of 2023). 

The main aims of the nipper’s program are to:

  • Develop surf awareness
  • Increase confidence and skills in the beach related activities
  • Offer training to those wanting to pursue competition or awards
  • Instill and reinforce sun smart philosophies
  • Encourage enjoyable and healthy participation
  • Progress members towards surf awards for relevant age groups
  • Promote a positive non-threatening environment
  • Meet new friends

These aims are supported by the inclusion of Surf Education into the program where nippers who complete the age group determined activities will be awarded with a nationally recognised SLSA certificate at the end of the Nipper season.


Session dates for the 2023/2024 season are as follows*:

December 2023 :   29th

January 2024:   1st, 3rd, 5th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th  & 26th

Nipper sessions run from 9.30am to 11.00am, plus time at the conclusion of the session to pack up. 

*Wednesday  27th December 2023 - Uniform Collection Day (No Nippers session).

If you cannot attend this date please contact [email protected] to make an appointment for collection outside of Nipper times or prearrange collection prior to the start of Nippers.