North Bondi SLSC Nippers

What is Nippers?

North Bondi Nippers is for kids aged from 5-13 who want to improve their surf and beach skills, make new friends and have fun! The minimum age for Nippers is 5 years old and they must be this age as of September 30, 2016.

You must understand that Nippers doesn’t teach your kids how to swim.  In fact, kids wanting to do Nippers must first pass some preliminary evaluations to ensure they have the basic skills needed to progress with Nippers.

There are different evaluations for each Age Group which nippers need to do as a pre-requisite to commencing activity in the ocean.  The 3 step evaluation process will look at basic swimming and fitness skills for pool swimming, ocean swimming and competition.  All Nippers must complete these tests successfully before taking part in any ocean activities.  These evaluation processes are set in place by Surf Lifesaving Australia for the safety of your children, however, there are minimum and maximum requirements that must be achieved.  These requirements will vary between surf clubs (each surf club will vary in their own way), but here at North Bondi Nippers we ensure that safety is paramount when meeting these requirements.

North Bondi Nippers

Our objectives at North Bondi Nippers are:

  • To provide a safe and fun environment for children to learn about the beach, its unique qualities and surf activities
  • To teach children aged 5-13 years to enjoy the surf safely
  • To provide an opportunity for children to improve their surf and beach skills
  • To train children for a series of awards under the auspices of the Surf Life Saving Australia’s (SLSA) Board of Junior Development which covers:
  • To encourage those interested, to use their skills in competition at a series of carnivals held throughout the season
  • To prepare the children for entry in to the senior club at North Bondi
  • To promote fellowship, fair play, and enjoyment while learning valuable lifelong water and surf skills
266 Campbell Parade, Bondi, NSW
Age Group
5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12 , 13
Location and Details
266 Campbell Parade, Bondi, NSW