The Holiday Nippers program is an exciting five
day school holiday program designed to increase children’s confidence in the ocean.,

The program allows participants aged 6 to 13 years to experience what the Nipper’s program has to offer, should they wish to join a local Surf Life Saving Club, where they can participate in a range of lifesaving and sport opportunities.   

Our qualified Lifesavers will share their extensive beach and ocean knowledge and teach participants an array of skills in a fun and social environment. Participants will learn to read ocean conditions and use a range of equipment including rescue tubes and bodyboards.

Adapted from Surf Life Saving WA’s Nipper Program, Holiday Nippers offers participants three skill-based levels of learning; 
  1. Surf Aware
  2. Surf Safe
  3. Surf Smart


  • Weekdays: 9th January - 13th January 2023


  • $110 (GST exempt) per child.
  • Please note this program is offered free to Alkimos Residents.

How to select your child's Holiday Nipper level

Parents are asked to select their child’s level based on their demonstrable competencies and previous experiences in aquatic programs.

Holiday Nipper Levels Required skills
Level 1: Surf Aware
8.30-9.30 am
  • Submerge and recover
  • Scull/tread water
  • Demonstrate survival sculling
Level 2: Surf Safe
9.45 am-10.45 am
  • Perform all Level 1 prerequisites
  • Some swim ability
  • Demonstrate a dolphin dive and negotiating the break
Level 3: Surf Smart

11.00 am-12.00
  • Perform all Level 1 and 2 prerequisites

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