Woodside Nippers

Woodside Nippers

Want to be part of a fun, active community? Woodside Nippers is a great way to get outside, make new friends, gain water confidence and develop vital surf skills!

Woodside Nippers is Surf Life Saving WA’s junior surf program that introduces children, aged 5 to 12, to surf lifesaving.

Held on Sunday mornings at Dalyellup Beach Surf Life Saving Club from October to March, it is a fun, outdoor activity that grows a child’s confidence; teaches valuable skills and lessons about beach safety; and provides a fun and safe environment to get outside and enjoy our coast.

Our Nippers run, swim, laugh, and make new friends. It’s what we call serious fun!

Not only will your child have fun and meet new friends through the program, they will also develop the ability to become a knowledgeable participant in lifesaving beach patrols as well as a wide range of surf sports.

What Do Nippers Learn?

The Woodside Nippers curriculum is comprised of 4 key learning areas.

Surf Awareness

Not only are surf skills required in conquering conditions, but a knowledge of where the dangers are and how to read the surf are essential ingredients in keeping safe at the beach.

Individual Safety

This deals with recognising potential risks that we all face when visiting the beach, and in life in general.

Lifesaving Skills

This learning area starts to introduce our Nippers to the role we hope they undertake as they grow and develop into future lifesavers.

Surf Sport Skills

Nippers learn a variety of skills to help them develop confidence and introduce them to surf life saving’s various surf sport events, such as swimming, board racing, and beach flags, to name a few.

Register today and watch your child grow a lifetime connection with the surf.

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All Nippers will receive a free kit “Woodside Nippers” kit at the beginning of the season, which includes an age group cap, hi-vis lycra vest, broad-brimmed hat, and sling bag