Every parent wants their child to enjoy a happy, healthy and active youth. There is no better place for this than introducing your child to surf lifesaving and Nippers.

What is Nippers?

Nippers is a junior program that introduces children aged 5 to 12 to surf lifesaving. It is a fun outdoors activity that grows a child’s confidence and teaches valuable life skills and knowledge. Every Surf Life Saving club around Western Australia offers a nippers program, all with various styles and sizes.

The youth of today are the future of Surf Life Saving, and the Nippers pathway teaches lessons and skills allowing them to continue in lifesaving and sport as they grow older. But it’s not hard work: we like to call it serious fun!

How do I sign up?

Nippers is a great way for children to make friends, be active and enjoy the beach in a safe environment.

Programs generally run October through to March of each year at 30 different locations throughout Western Australia.

Find out more here

*Children younger than 5 years old can enrol in our SurfBabies or SurfKids programs, which run once a week for 6 weeks. These programs are available only at selected Surf Life Saving clubs.