Nippers is a great way for children to make friends, be active and enjoy the beach in a safe environment. Nippers is a national program designed for 6 -13 year olds (as at 1 October 2019) and is structured to gradually teach kids surf awareness and basic lifesaving skills required to be safe around water.
After participating in the program, children will have an awareness of beach hazards such as waves and rips and also have a basic knowledge of resuscitation and first aid.
As the Nippers program is designed to teach lifesaving skills and safety around the beach, we strongly encourage all parents of children with limited swimming ability to enrol them in swimming lessons first. All children will need to complete a swim assessment as part of the first Nippers lesson each season.
The Apollo Bay SLSC Nipper Surf Education Program offers approximately 150 Nipper places each summer and each year they book out quickly. Please see below for registration information.
The Nipper program is run entirely by volunteers who give up their holiday time to run this program. Parental help is essential to ensure that the program continues and remains affordable to families and we welcome all offers of assistance.