Nipper Competition

As part of Surf Life Sav­ing WA’s Nip­per Pro­gram, Nip­pers the age groups of under 8s through to under 13s have the oppor­tu­nity to com­pete in junior surf sports com­pe­ti­tion – nip­per car­ni­vals, com­pet­ing against other surf clubs.

Junior Competitions – 2017/18 dates

Lit­tle Nip­pers (U8-U9)

  • Lit­tle Nip­pers Car­ni­val R1: Sun­day 14 Jan­u­ary 2018, Sor­rento Beach – Event Pro­gram
  • Lit­tle Nip­pers Car­ni­val R2: Sun­day 28 Jan­u­ary 2018, Cham­pion Bay, Ger­ald­ton – Event Pro­gram
  • Lit­tle Nip­pers Car­ni­val R3: Sun­day 11 Feb­ru­ary 2018, Cottes­loe Beach – Event Pro­gram
  • Sun­Smart WA Surf Life Sav­ing Lit­tle Nip­pers Cham­pi­onships: Sun­day 04 March 2018, Loca­tion TBA

Nip­pers (U10-U13)

For more Nip­per com­pe­ti­tion infor­ma­tion from SLSWA, please click here.

2017/18 Season Important Information – Nipper Boards

All com­pe­ti­tion age junior mem­bers (under 10 to under 13) will be required to pos­sess their own board. 

Under 10 Com­pet­ing mem­bers will use foamies, club bor­rowed or pri­vately owned and do not need to lease these at this stage.

If you do not wish to pur­chase your own board for your child, you will be able to “Lease” a club board, at no cost. We will not be charg­ing a fee for leas­ing the board, only a bond/deposit, which will be returned to you upon return of the board in good con­di­tion. Any dam­age costs incurred at the time of the board’s return will be taken out of the bond. If you have repaired the dam­age your­self and the board is in rea­son­able con­di­tion upon return then the full bond will be returned.


If your child is not in pos­ses­sion of their own board or a club leased board on club days or com­pe­ti­tion days, then club boards will be made avail­able to them for their use, but these will only be the FOAM nip­per boards, not fibre­glass, regard­less of age.

PLEASE NOTE: the fol­low­ing dates are avail­able for Board Allo­ca­tions:
SUNDAY 1 Octo­ber, 8am – Com­pe­ti­tion
SATURDAY 7 Octo­ber, 8am – Gen­eral

More dates may be made avail­able if needed, after these dates.


Train­ing is avail­able mid week to all Nip­pers – U10s to U13s in a vari­ety of surf life­sav­ing dis­ci­plines includ­ing board pad­dling and beach events – at Mul­laloo Beach. All train­ing ses­sions are split into sep­a­rate tiers that run at the same time to cater for all skill lev­els. Train­ing typ­i­cally starts mid Octo­ber in line with start of Nip­per Club days. For details on train­ing times please check the Club Cal­en­dar.

Any queries regard­ing this new process for junior boards please click here to email Mandy Lee.