Nippers – a fun way to stay safe in the surf


Nippers is a junior activities program that introduces children aged 5 to 13 to Surf Life Saving. Nippers is about learning new skills, gaining confidence and having fun in a safe beach environment.


For Nippers, the beach is the classroom. Kids 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.  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.


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.


To get involved in Nippers contact your nearest club or go to