NIPPERS @ AVOCA BEACH
NIPPERS 2024 STARTS in OCTOBER
U8-U14 8AM START
U6-U7 9.30AM START
The Avoca Beach Junior Activities Committee run the “Avoca Nippers” each Sunday at the Avoca Beach during the summer months between September and March.
Children can join the “Nippers” at Avoca Beach SLSC from the age of five (5) years and start learning about surf awareness and safety through the “SurfEd” program.
As they get older they are able to participate in board paddling, surfing, swimming, sprinting, wading and fun activities and games, depending on their ages and abilities. At Avoca the emphasis is on having fun whilst developing skills.
Practicing these skills helps develop competence and confidence in the surf environment. It also allows children to compete in Club, Regional and State life saving carnivals.
Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) also conducts junior development camps in every state as well as the National Junior Surf League & Development Program.
Most senior Nippers can undertake a Surf Life Saving Certificate (SRC). Probationary surf life savers can achieve this award from the age of 13 years and this helps and prepares them for active patrolling duties with Avoca Beach SLSC.
The award trains candidates in rescue skills, first aid and patient management, resuscitation and a theoretical component exploring safety knowledge and surf awareness.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Our google doc is regularly updated with all the information you need for the current Nippers season
Nippers Program calendar
Please note as this is a live calendar, once printed it may no longer be current.