Fun and interactive, our SurfBabies program is a great way to help both children and parents develop surf skills & confidence in the ocean.

The six-week course, run on Saturday mornings, is designed to familiarise children with the beach and ocean environment.

Conducted by fully qualified surf lifesavers, the Surf Babies program for 3 year old's aims to deliver the following outcomes: 

 Personal Safety  Staying with parents/how to attract attention if in difficulty. 
 Beach Awareness  Understand beach/marine creatures. 
 Patrol  Identify lifesavers, and learn some basic lifesaver signs.
 Sun Safety  Understand the meaning of Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek, Slide.
 Water Confidence  Water confidence developed throughout the program.


  • Series 1:  29th October   2022   -   3rd December 2022                    Time: 9.10am-9.40am  
  • Series 2:  4th February    2023   -   11th March 2023
  • Beaches: Busselton, Coogee, Leighton, Cottesloe, Sorrento, Mullaloo, and Alkimos.


  • $110.00
  • Now available at Port Bouvard and Albany Surf Life Saving Clubs - Please contact the clubs directly for further information & bookings.

An important note for parents and guardians: SurfBabies requires parent/guardian participation in the class and for you to remain with your child at all times. Be sure to dress appropriately for this involvement! Please make alternative arrangements for the supervision of other children/siblings during the class. If conditions are unsuitable for swimming, the class will still proceed with the focus being on beach and surf awareness activities.

This successful program uses tried and trusted methods to encourage children to build confidence in the ocean.

Target Audience:

  • Children aged 3 years old.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Children learn essential skills to assist them whilst at the beach or in the ocean.

Learning Methods:

  • Our instructors will get to know your child and teach the program accordingly, building the child's confidence each week.

Program Benefits:

  • Children learn essential skills to assist them whilst at the beach or in the ocean.


  • Each week the instructors will build the children's skill level, from how to stand in the break safely to dolphin diving to negotiate wave's.

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