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 surf sports com­pe­ti­tion – Lit­tle Nip­per and Nip­per car­ni­vals, com­pet­ing against oth­er surf clubs.

Nipper Competitions – 2020/21 dates

Little Nippers (U8-U9)

Nippers (U10-U13)

Nipper Clinics

  • Nip­per Clin­ic (ages TBA): Sat­ur­day 14 Novem­ber 2020 – Trigg Beach
  • Nip­per Clin­ic (ages TBA): Sat­ur­day 6 Feb­ru­ary 2021 – Trigg Beach

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

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. We will be charg­ing a $50 usage fee and a $100 bond/deposit. The bond 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.


Train­ing is avail­able mid-week to all Wood­side 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 the start of Wood­side Nip­per Club days. For details on train­ing times please check the Club Cal­en­dar.