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Nippers is a junior activity program run to educate children about surf safety, develop their beach awareness and teach them the skills to competently swim in the ocean. Children aged 5 to 13 years old gain confidence through our Sunday nipper days in a safe beach environment, while meeting new friends, having fun and working towards becoming a future surf lifesaver.


Sunday Nippers

Nipper days are held each Sunday with every age group having an Age Manager with one or two assistants. The Age Manager is responsible for the education, training and organisation of the group.

On club days all children assemble on the grassed area in front of the Clubhouse at 8.15am, 15 minutes before the scheduled commencement time, and be wearing their swimming costumes, cap, sunscreen, optional wet shirt and bring their water bottle.

Age Managers will call a roll call at 8.30am and mark off an attendance sheet before a 15 minute group warm up.

Each age group has a time table to follow alternating between beach and water events.
Nippers is about having fun while learning beach safety through technique drills, fitness, theory, games and relays.

At the conclusion of the day’s activities children are again checked off the attendance roll before they leave their group. Activities generally run for 1.5hrs - 2 hrs depending on conditions. 

Children are not to leave the Clubhouse or its surrounds until collected by the adult responsible for them.

At least one parent/guardian needs to be on the beach at all times. We recommend to tell the Age Manager where you will be if you are unable to be with the group. 

U6 and U7 nippers are required to have one parent/guardian with the group at all times. 


Click here for our Nipper Information Handbook (2023/24) New one coming soon...

Click here for 2024/25 Nipper Sign On Flyer


2024/25 Nipper Fees

  Early Bird  After 31 Aug
Under 6 - Under 8 $30 $50
Under 9 - Under 14 $50 $75
JA Associate (Nipper Parent) $30 $50


Click here to download membership forms.

If you wish to email back forms, please send to nippers [at] (nippers[at]northcliffesurfclub[dot]com[dot]au)


Dates for your Diary 2024/25 Season

First Nipper Sign On

Sunday 25 August, 2024. (Damien Gulliver Swim School | Surfers Paradise State School | 8am - 10am) 

42 St Andrews Ave, Surfers Paradise (Isle of Capri) 


Second Nipper Sign On

Saturday 31 August, 2024. (Trinity Aquatic Club | Trinity Lutheran College | 8:30am - 10:30am)  

641 Ashmore Road, Ashmore


Final Nipper Sign On 

Sunday 15 September, 2024. (Damien Gulliver Swim School | Surfers Paradise State School | 8am - 10am) 

42 St Andrews Ave, Surfers Paradise (Isle of Capri)  


First Day of Nippers - Sunday 29 September, 2024.

Christmas Nipper Breakup - TBA

Nippers Resumes  - Sunday 5th January, 2025.

Last Day of Nippers - Sunday 9th March, 2025.


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