Nippers is a junior program that introduces children aged 5 to 12 years to surf lifesaving. Nipper Education Programs are delivered at all thirty one Western Australian surf lifesaving clubs throughout the summer season. Nippers is about children participating in safe, fun and organised activities in a beach environment.

There are a wide range of opportunities available for members interested in participating in surf life saving sport. Surf Sports continues to be a retention tool for our clubs as well as a way for our lifesavers to display and practice the skills and abilities required to save a life on our beaches. For our Under 10 to Under 13 Nipper members (9-12 year old members), SLSWA provides Nipper Surf Sports Carnivals and Championships.

For the 2017/18 season SLSWA have also introduced Little Nippers Surf Sports Carnival for the Under 8 and Under 9 Nipper members, as a fun way to introduce sport to these younger age groups. The Little Nippers Carnivals will be held at safer locations and club volunteers will work together to help deliver an introductory surf sports experience for these Little Nippers.

Little Nippers & Nippers Competition Guide is now available

Schedule of events

  • Alkimos Development Carnival: Sunday 3 December 2017 @ Alkimos Beach – Event Program

Little Nippers (U8-U9)

  • Little Nippers Carnival R1: Sunday 14 January 2018 @ Sorrento Beach – Event ProgramPhotos
  • Little Nippers Carnival R2: Sunday 28 January 2018 @ Champion Bay, Geraldton – Event Program
  • Little Nippers Carnival R3: Sunday 11 February 2018 @ Cottesloe Beach – Event Program
  • SunSmart WA Surf Life Saving Little Nippers Championships: Sunday 4 March 2018 @ Sorrento Beach – Event Program

Nippers (U10-U13)


Results are available as pdf’s per event.