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Nipper Competition

As part of Surf Life Saving WA’s Woodside Nipper Program, 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.

There are several opportunities for Nippers to compete against other Club Nippers. The competition culminates at the Championships. Event dates for the 2020/21 season below. To register for the events, please click on the ticket links of events in the Club Calendar.


  • Nipper Carnival R2 (U10-13): 10 January, Trigg Beach
  • Freo 1 & 2km Breakfast Run Series (U6-13): 16 January, Fremantle
  • The Cut Youth Surf Challenge (U12-13): 16 January, Pyramids Beach, Port Bouvard
  • SunSmart Little Nipper Carnival R1 (U8-9): 17 January, Cottesloe Beach
  • SunSmart Country Carnival (U8-13): 23 – 24 January, Back Beach, Bunbury


  • SunSmart WA Surf League Nipper Clinic (U10-11): 6 February, Trigg Beach
  • SunSmart Nipper Metro Qualifier (U10-13): 13 – 14 February, Leighton Beach
  • Freo 1 & 2km Breakfast Run Series (U6-13): 20 February, Fremantle
  • SunSmart Little Nipper Carnival R2: 21 February, Mullaloo Beach
  • SunSmart Country Championships: 28 February, Mullaloo Beach


  • Nipper R&R State Championships: 6 March, Sorrento Beach
  • SunSmart WA Little Nipper Championships (U8-9): 7 March, Sorrento Beach
  • SunSmart WA Nipper Championships (U10-13): 12 – 14 March, Scarborough Beach
For information on Nipper competition requirements, download the:

SLSWA Little Nipper & Nipper Competition Guide

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