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If your answers can’t be found in our 2021/22 Woodside Nipper Information Guide, perhaps the below may assist?

Q: At what age can my child start nippers?

Children must be 5 years old by the end of September in the year in which they join. For the 2021/22 season, the cut off is 30 September 2016. SLSWA have programs for 2–7 year olds some of which run at Mullaloo Beach! — visit SLSWA

Q: Can my child join on their own?

Children can only join on their own once they reach the age of 14 (under 15 age group), up until then, any child must join with their parents under the family membership category.

Q: How much does membership cost?

Our current registration fee structure is listed on our Membership page and is updated annually.

Q: What does my child need to bring with them?

  • Your Age Group Cap
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Speedo type bathers (no board shorts)
  • Sunnies
  • Foamie board (Nippers – U8s through to U10s only)
  • Long Sleeve shirt/T-shirt
  • Goggles
  • WATER to drink
  • Suncream
  • Rash vest (hi-viz colour)
  • Towel
  • Parent or Guardian

Q: What type of board does my child need to have?

  • Under 6–7s – no board requirement.
  • Under 8 to under 10 – Foam board / Soft Hard Board – CLUB WILL PROVIDE  (although if preferred this can be purchased from the Club).
  • Under 11 to under 13 – Soft Hard Board / Epoxy Nipper Board
  • Under 14s and up – Full size (Mal) board.

Q: Do I need to stay with my child?

Yes. One parent or guardian responsible for that child needs to remain on the beach with their child at all times.

Q: Do parents have to participate?

It is not compulsory but we do like parents to get involved. Parents are encouraged to enroll for a course such as the Nipper Rescue Certificate and obtain the award which then allows them to carry out water safety for the nipper groups. After all, if we didn’t have the volunteers to assist with these groups, then we wouldn’t be able to run them. The club is run almost solely by volunteers.

Q: What type of things do the nippers do?

At 9am on Sunday mornings our 5–12 year-old members gather on the beach at their respective age group coloured flag where the Age Group Managers deliver a balanced mix of surf education which includes surf sports skills. At Mullaloo we not only encourage the kids but prefer to involve the whole family in learning to use our beaches in a safe and environmentally responsible way.

Q: How do I join up?

You are able to join our Club online, please view instructions on our How to Join page.

Q: I’m not a member, can I hire out the club for a private function?

Please contact our Club office to discuss your options.

Q: Can I bring guests into the club on social nights?

Yes. Members are permitted to bring up to 5 guests each to the club’s social events and bar opening times.

Woodside Nippers

Mullaloo, Woodside Nippers is open to children from the age of 5 through to 13 years old.

Volunteer Opportunities

Our Club operates on the generous contributions of our volunteer members who offer their time and expertise.


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