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

Outside of the Sunday Woodside Nippers program, there are a wide range of opportunities available for members interested in participating in surf lifesaving 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 8 and Under 9 (7-8 year old) nipper members – who we refer to as Little Nippers – we have the very popular Little Nipper surf sports carnivals and clinics.

For our Under 10 – Under 13 nipper members (9-12 year old members), SLSWA provides Nipper surf sports carnivals and championships.

See below for full details of nipper surf sports opportunities for the 2019/20 season.

The Little Nipper & Nipper Competition Guide is also now available

Upcoming events:

Nippers (U10-U13)

December

  • SunSmart Nipper Development Carnival: 1 December 2019, Alkimos Beach, Event Program
  • SunSmart Nipper Development Carnival: 1 December 2019, Coogee Beach, Event Program
  • SunSmart Nipper Clinic (U12 & U13): 7 December 2019, Secret Harbour
  • Nipper Carnival: 15 December 2019, Sorrento Beach, Event Program

January

  • Nipper Carnival: 19 January 2020, City Beach, Event Program
  • Busselton Clubbies Challenge (U8-U13): 23 January 2020, Busselton foreshore
  • SunSmart Country Carnival: 25 & 26 January 2020, Smiths Beach

February

  • SunSmart Nipper Clinic (U10 & U11): 8 February 2020, Trigg Island
  • SunSmart Nipper Metro Qualifiers: 15 & 16 February 2020, Mullaloo Beach

March

  • SunSmart WA Nipper Championships: 13-15 March 2020, Scarborough Beach

 

Little Nippers (U8-U9)

December

January

  • SunSmart Little Nipper Carnival: 12 January 2020, Coogee Beach, Event Program
  • Busselton Clubbies Challenge (U8-U13): 23 January 2020, Busselton foreshore

February

  • SunSmart Little Nipper Carnival: 9 February 2020, Leighton Beach, Event Program

March

  • SunSmart WA Little Nipper Championships: 8 March 2020, Sorrento Beach

Past events

  • SunSmart WA Endurance Championships: 26 October 2019, Sorrento Beach