What is Nippers?

Nippers is a fun way for children aged 7 to 13 to enjoy the beach in a safe and inclusive environment. Children learn surf safety and awareness through fun and competition.

The Nippers Program is designed to combine the elements of education, such as team cooperation, knowledge of the beach and of surf conditions, as well as physical skills. The knowledge and skills learnt at nippers are skills for life.

When and where is Nippers?

Nippers is held at South Broulee Beach on Sunday mornings between 10.00am and 12.00pm and some Saturday afternoons between 3.00pm – 5.00pm.

Nippers calendar

Note: Parents must accompany their child to the front of the gear shed for a 9.50am briefing prior to Nippers. All parents/caregivers are expected to remain on the beach throughout Nippers.

How to join Nippers

All nippers and adult members need to be registered with Surf Life Saving New South Wales. This can be done online via the links on the membership page or in person at the Nippers sign on day. 

Parent participation

All Surf Club members are volunteers and we encourage parents to become involved and enjoy the activities with their children. There are many ways in which you as a parent/guardian can help. You could become an age manager for the various age groups, help out with BBQs after Nippers, look after gear or help us fundraise. You could do your  Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) or Bronze Medallion and become proficient to help out with water safety or join patrols. Training courses are held throughout the beginning of the season. We encourage you to join in and contact us if you are interested.

Find out more about Nippers –

Broulee Surfers SLSC Nippers Handbook 

Surf Life Saving NSW – Become a Nipper

Stay informed

Sign up to Broulee Nippers Team App to be updated with Nippers information.


Heath Street, Broulee NSW 2537
PO Box 5005 Broulee 2537

  02 4471 6657 (Summer weekends)
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