Juniors - (Nippers)

Nippers is about learning new skills, gaining confidence and having fun in a safe beach environment. For Nippers, the beach is the classroom. They gain confidence by passing the 'tests' of swimming, board paddling, beach sprinting, dolphin-diving, spotting a rip, having fun with new friends and discovering things about themselves.















The skills gained at Nippers will stick to the soul like sand from the beach and be carried for life.


Nippers is a junior activities program that introduces children aged 5 to 13 to surf lifesaving. It is a fun outdoors activity that develops a child’s confidence, teaches valuable life skills and safety knowledge. Most surf life saving clubs offer a Nippers program, even though the size and style of the activity may vary from club to club.


The youth of today are the future of Surf Life Saving and the Nippers pathway teaches lessons and skills which allow young people to continue in lifesaving and sport as they grow older.


But it’s not all 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.


* How do I Enrol my Child in Nippers?

If you already know which club you want to join, visit Lifesaving Online and follow the easy steps. If you are unsure which club is best for you, contact your local surf life saving club and ask about their Nippers program. To find a South Coast Club use - South Coast Branch Clubs


Gerringong SLSC
Kiama SLSC
Kiama Downs SLSC
Mollymook SLSC
Nowra Culburra SLSC
Shellharbour SLSC
Shoalhaven Heads SLSC
Sussex Inlet SLSC
Warrilla-Barrack Point SLSC
South Coast Branch Championships

Nippers at the 2014 South Coast Branch Championships at Kiama SLSC

The emphasis in nippers is on fun and education. Children in each age group gain a Surf Education award during the season.  Nippers participate in surf skills, competition and surf education activities. Children aged 5 and 6 may join on educational basis and children aged 7 and up may take part in competition at Club, Branch and State levels.

  Latest News and Info

New! 2022-23 South Coast Branch Surf Sports Calendar is Updated;

- The 2022-23 Branch Surf Sports Calendar is now Published.

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New!  SR50 Jet Boat is now withdrawn from all SLSNSW operations;

- The SR50 Kiama Jet Boat is now withdrawn from all SLSNSW operations.

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Latest SLSA Documentation Updates;

- The Latest  SLSA Documentation Updated.

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New! Latest SLSA Circulars and Resouces;

- Latest SLSC Circulars and Resouces as of  August 2021.

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2021-22 Pre-Season Info Pack;

- The 2021-22 Pre-Season Info Pack is now Out.

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