Bridport SLSC Nippers program is aimed at children 5 – 12 years of age and is a wonderful program for growing a child’s confidence, knowledge and skills on the beach and in the surf. As a Bridport SLSC Nipper your child will participate in a summer sport that is exciting, challenging and a lot of fun!

Our objective at Bridport is to educate our children to be competent and safe in the beach/surf environment. Surf knowledge and techniques are gradually introduced to the children commensurate with their age and ability – young nippers (5-8 yo) do not need to be able to swim to participate in the Nipper program. Nippers also learn the benefits of being in a team, working towards common goals, community consciousness and the value of
volunteering and being part of a bigger picture.

Age Groups

Age groups are calculated on the 30th of September. Children must be 5 years old as of 30th  September to participate in Nippers.

Parent involvement

For safety reasons, a Nipper parent must be present on the beach throughout Nippers to assist with the supervision of your child.

It is a requirement that a Nipper parent or guardian become a club member. Nipper parents are encouraged to get involved in the Club as an active member and assist where possible with the management and training of the children. By joining the Club, parents are covered by insurance while assisting on the beach, at carnivals and sanctioned surf club activities, and have access to the Club facilities and functions.

Every person you see helping is a volunteer!  Without people happy to help out Nippers doesn’t happen. We welcome parental involvement in Nippers training.

You can assist in any way that you feel comfortable – water safety, starting events, marking lines, keeping score etc.

How to Join

To join please follow the link and complete all details. Remember to sign up a parent or guardian with your Nipper application.

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