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.

Nipper Competitions – 2018/19 dates

Lit­tle Nip­pers (U8-U9)

  • Lit­tle Nip­pers Car­ni­val R1: Sun­day 13 Jan­u­ary 2019 – Swan­bourne Beach
  • Lit­tle Nip­pers Car­ni­val R2 (Coun­try Car­ni­val): Mon­day 28 Jan­u­ary 2019, Den­mark
  • Lit­tle Nip­pers Car­ni­val R3: Sun­day 10 Feb­ru­ary 2019 – Cottes­loe Beach
  • Lit­tle Nip­pers Cham­pi­onships: Sun­day 3 March 2019 – Sor­ren­to Beach

Nip­pers (U10-U13)

  • Alki­mos Devel­op­ment Car­ni­val: Sun­day 18 Novem­ber 2018, Alki­mos Beach – U10-U13s
  • Nip­per Car­ni­val R1: Sun­day 2 Decem­ber 2018 – Coogee Beach
  • Nip­per Car­ni­val R2: Sun­day 20 Jan­u­ary 2018– Mul­laloo Beach
  • Nip­per Coun­try Car­ni­val: Sat­ur­day 26 Jan­u­ary (beach events) and Sun­day 27 Jan­u­ary 2018 (water events), Den­mark
  • Sun­Smart Nip­per Metro States Qual­i­fi­er: Sat­ur­day 23 Feb­ru­ary and Sun­day 24 Feb­ru­ary 2019 – Trigg Beach
  • Sun­Smart WA Nip­per State Cham­pi­onships: Fri­day 15 March to Sun­day 17 March 2019 – Scar­bor­ough Beach

Nip­per Clin­ics

  • u8-u9 Nip­per Clin­ic: Sun­day 9 Decem­ber 2018 – North Cottes­loe Beach
  • u12-u13 Nip­per Clin­ic: Sat­ur­day 12 Jan­u­ary 2019 – Scar­bor­ough Beach
  • u10-u11 Nip­per Clin­ic: Sun­day 3 Feb­ru­ary 2019 – Sor­ren­to Beach

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

2018/19 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. 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 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.