In the case of inclement weather, an SMS will be sent at 6am on the morning of nippers. Depending on conditions we may relocate to another venue or cancel nippers for the day. Make sure your contact details are up to date in the Members Area.
Below is a breakdown of a ‘typical’ Saturday of Nippers.
|7.00am||Beach set up commences – volunteers required|
|7.30am||Nippers arrive to sign on
Water safety assessment of conditions to determine the day’s activities.
|7.45am||Nippers assemble in Andy Frizzel Park
Age Managers and Water Safety Briefing.
|7.55am||Welcome and club updates|
|8.00am||Nippers assemble on beach in age groups with age managers for headcount and commence rotation of activities|
|10.00am||Parents sign off nippers with Age Managers
Beach pack down
Throughout the season Palm Beach hold four rounds of club championships. This format introduces nippers to Surf Sport competition in a familiar environment which, replicates carnival conditions and rules. We run our Championships over four Saturday’s during the season.
Our junior competitors compete at Club level in the following disciplines:
U6 & U7 do not compete
U8 sprint | flags | wade
U9 & U10 sprint | flags | wade |swim | board
U11 & U15 sprint | flags | wade |swim | board | Iron-person
Club championship dates for the 2018-19 season are:
- 20 October 2018
- 10 November 2018
- 8 December 2018
- 9 February 2019
Points accumulated over Club Championships count towards our age champion awards which are distributed at the end of season presentation event.
Like all surf lifesaving activities, volunteers run our Nipper days. Every week we need parents assistance to ensure our program runs efficiently and, most importantly, safely for our kids.
If you would like to jump in and have some fun then download and complete the Family Participation Form and return to your child’s Age Manager at Nippers.