A fun environment for children and families to learn and enjoy the surf safely.
WHAT IS NIPPERS?
At South Narrabeen Nippers is all about having fun with your friends on the beach whilst building confidence and surf awareness. Nippers is for children aged *5 – 13 although it follows a formal curriculum, tailored to each age group and working towards a surf award the primary aim is having fun with your mates at the beach and learning to become familiar with all beach conditions.
More information on Nippers can be found in our Nipper handbook.
*children must be aged 5 years old as at 30 September
WHEN AND WHERE
WHAT DO I NEED?
Please ensure your kids are ready and outside the Clubhouse 10 minutes before Nippers starts:
South Narrabeen Nippers is run entirely by volunteers. Age managers rely on the help of all registered parents on the beach during Nippers. It is required that at least one parent must register with a Nipper. Registered parents are encouraged and welcome to participate in their child’s age group activities in the following ways:
READY TO JOIN SOUTH NARRABEEN NIPPERS?.
We have 2 registration days at the club.
Instructions on joining our club can be found here.
Or simply email firstname.lastname@example.org for help registering or if you have any questions
We look forward to seeing you on the beach!
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM "ROOKIE"
The Rookie Program is a youth development program to assist with the education and retention of our 13 to 17 year old members through a structured development program.
South Narrabeen SLSC members become a ‘Rookie’ when they achieve their Surf Rescue Certificate at the age of 13 (Under 14 Nippers). They stay in this program and can achieve their Bronze Medallion that allows them to be fully participating patrol members. They also have the opportunity to earn other awards like IRB crew and driver, advanced First Aid and gain their Silver and Gold Medallion allowing them to be paid Life Guards
We are very proud of our program and have had great success in keeping our young members on the beach.
Our young members are very important here at South Narrabeen SLSC, they are the future of the club.