frequently asked questions - nippers

The Nipper handbook contains answers to many questions. Please consult the handbook for infrormation.

Nobby’s Beach Surf Life Saving Club is all about Fun, Family and Friendship, you’ll have the time of your life training with us whilst creating a new family you’ll never forget
— Nobby's Nipper Parent
Its been great for my kids to be out and active, such a welcoming and loving community and my kids have made best friends for life whilst doing nippers at Nobby’s Beach Surf Life Saving Club
— Committee Member Nobby's Beach SLSC

Q: Can I still sign my child on after the sign on dates?
A: YES! Nippers can sign on any Sunday!

Q: What age group would my child be in?
Refer to the Nipper Handbook or Click Here for the age cap colour and age table!

Q: How much is membership?
A: Refer to Membership Info & Fees for all the details on membership

Q: What do i bring to the first nipper day?

A: Completed forms and a copy of the online payment receipt if signing up online, as well as

  • New Nipper – Birth certificate or passport/Photo ID
  • Nipper cap (compulsory); pink rashie (compulsory); swimmers; goggles; towel

Q: What happens in bad weather?
In the event of adverse weather conditions, an SMS will be sent to all members advising of changes to the location, date or time of an event. A notice will also be posted in the Nobbys Nippers Members Facebook group.

Q: What activities do the kids do at nippers?
Sprints; Relays; Flags; Wade (shallow water run); Swim; Board, Ironperson

Q: What do my kids learn?
A: Within the nippers program, kids learn about: Personal safety; Beach safety practices; The beach eco environment; Sun Safety; Surf conditions and hazards; lifesaving operations; First Aid; CPR; Communications and Signals

Q: How does sign on/sign off work?
Refer to the Nipper Handbook for more information.

Q: Where is the BBQ Roster?
A: It is available in the Nipper Handbook as well as in the Nipper Calendar.

Q: Where is the training schedule?
A: All surf sports information can be found in the surf sports section.

Q: What happens if I lose something?
Speak to your child's age group liaison officer who will direct you to the correct person.