Fun and interactive, our SurfBabies program is a great way to help both children and parents develop confidence in the beach environment.

SurfBabies is a six-week course run on Saturday mornings designed to familiarise children with the beach environment and teach parents valuable skills in supervision.   
 
Conducted by fully qualified surf lifesavers, the SurfBabies program for 4 year olds aims to deliver the following outcomes:
 
Personal Safety How to attract attention and importance of having an adult present when in the water
Beach Awareness Understand common dangers at the beach, animals, rocks
Patrol Identify lifesavers, red and yellow flags, and patrol shelters as safety house
Sun Safety Understand the meaning of Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide
Water Confidence Floating on back, wading

Dates
  • Series 1:  2nd November 2019 -  7th December 2019
  • Series 2:  1st February 2020  -    7th March  2020
 
Cost
  • $100 (GST exempt) per child
 
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.

Surf Babies is a successful program that has been running for a number of years, all of our instructors hold
their Community Surf rescue or their Bronze Medallion.

 

Target Audience:

Children from 2 years old up to 7 years old.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Implementation of this high-quality, activity-based learning program which has been designed give children the opportunity to build water familiarisation and beach safety.

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.

Content:

  • 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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Upcoming Workshops

               
Name Date Time Location Available Spaces
Coogee Beach 4 years - SurfBabies 1st February 2020 - 7th March 2020 09:50 am - 10:20 am Coogee Beach 23
Cottesloe Beach 4 years - SurfBabies 1st February 2020 - 7th March 2020 09:50 am - 10:20 am Cottesloe Beach 11
Leighton Beach 4 years - SurfBabies 1st February 2020 - 7th March 2020 09:50 am - 10:20 am Leighton Beach, Fremantle 18
Watermans Bay 4 years - SurfBabies 1st February 2020 - 7th March 2020 09:50 am - 10:20 am Watermans Bay, North Beach 26
Sorrento beach 4 years - SurfBabies 1st February 2020 - 7th March 2020 09:50 am - 10:20 am Sorrento Beach 19
Albany 4 years - SurfBabies 1st February 2020 - 7th March 2020 09:50 am - 10:20 am Middleton Beach, Albany 19
Mullaloo Beach 4 years - SurfBabies 1st February 2020 - 7th March 2020 09:50 am - 10:20 am Mullaloo Beach 12
4 years - SurfBabies 1st February 2020 - 7th March 2020 09:50 am - 10:20 am Alkimos Beach 18