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Learn more about lifesaving at Bridport Surf Life Saving Club.

Nippers is aimed at children 5-12 years of age and is a wonderful program for building a child’s confidence knowledge and skills on the beach and in the surf.

Surf sport training occurs throughout the warmer months and is
designed to improve fitness and surf sports skills. The training is aimed at all members above
the age of 9 yo.

The 2016 Nipper Championships is on again Sunday 6th March.  Sign up 10am for a 10:30 am start.

Bridport  1km and 2.25km ocean swim Saturday 13th February 2016.

$25 entry.

Registrations from 1:30pm at Club House

Briefing 2:45pm

Sponsored by Greg Crick Jeep

The Bridport Bowls, RSL & Community Club will provide a buffet style dinner for any clubs needing
a feed on Friday 14th February 6pm-8pm along with any locals who would like to join them.
Bookings are essential by Wed 12.02.14. Phone Simon on: 0448 635 611

This will be an intensive session for both new and experienced members (from 5yo to adult)

providing a focused overview on the major aspects of:


NB: Bring lunch or buy at BBQ

AGE GROUP: 8-9yrs, 10-12yo, 13-15yrs, 15yrs to adult

  • Ocean Swimming – strategy, starts, keeping on target, psychology, finishing
  • Surf Skis- starts, paddling, turning, finishing
  • Board Techniques – the start, entering the water, paddling, cornering, wave strategy, finishing
  • Sprint & Run Techniques – hard or soft stand starts & sprints, longer run tips
  • Beach Flags – preps & start techniques, the run (bumps and tips), the finish
  • Marine Life and Dangers – treating marine bites and stings


AGE GROUP: 5-9yo (including non or not strong swimmers)

  • Wading & fun games to get used to Splash
  • Surf Rescue – looking after our friends at the beach, and some fun non-water rescues
  • Boogie Boards – techniques in the shallows
  • Sprints & Beach Flags – soft & hard sand running, preps & start techniques, the run & the finish


We also hope to have a session with  Natural Resource Management (NRM) North about Coastal Care and more on the day!

Nippers starts Sunday 5th January at Gofton’s Beach Bridport 11:00am-12.30pm for 5-12 year olds.

BBQ snags at $2 each.

Surf Sports (competitive) training 8-15 year olds starts training Sunday’s 11:00-12.30pm. Additional sessions announced at training.

Life Saving Training Sundays 1:00pm-2.30pm for SRC /cadets 13-15 year olds and Seniors (doing Bronze Medallion and Awards trainjng)15yo to adult.

Nippers: All Sundays Jan and Feb @ 11 – 12:30

Sat 11th and 12th Jan @ 11 – 12:30