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Every parent wants their child to lead a happy, healthy and active youth. There is no better place for this than introducing your child to surf lifesaving and nippers.


Nippers is a junior program that introduces children aged 5 to 13 to surf lifesaving. It is a fun outdoors activity that grows a child’s confidence, teaches valuable life skills and knowledge. Every surf lifesaving club around Australia offers a nippers program, all with various styles and sizes.


The youth of today are the future of Surf Life Saving, and the Nippers pathway teaches lessons and skills allowing them to continue in lifesaving and sport as they grow older.


But it’s not hard work. We like to call it serious fun! Nippers is a great way for children to make friends, be active and enjoy the beach in a safe environment.


Nippers are Australian for life. Are your kids?


The weekly Nippers program can only be run if parents assist. Parent participation is always encouraged and eagerly sought. Please do ask questions and offer your help in whatever area you feel comfortable. We cannot succeed without your assistance.


Surf Lifesaving is a voluntary organization. Coaches, Age Managers, and the Committee are not paid however seek to provide a service to assist in educating your children in the surf.


Parents MUST remain with their children on the beach and support their Age Manager. You must be there to attend to your child’s safety and welfare. Your child remains your responsibility.


You will have fun and meet some nice people along the way. You are encouraged to join in, whenever and wherever possible.


The senior club has various awards that you may be interested in doing. You may like to get your Bronze Medallion or become an Official; many parents of junior members have achieved various awards in the past.


Occasionally we will call for parents to help with our fundraising BBQ’s. It is a great way to meet other parents and have a lot of fun. Remember that the more you participate the more your child is likely to feel a sense of satisfaction and belonging to the club.

How do I sign up?

Becoming a Nipper has never been easier. Visit and follow the steps.

Or to find out more about becoming a surf lifesaver, you can contact the club on 02 6652 3245, at, or drop into the club reception.

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Training Training is conducted on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Locations tide and conditions dependant, so our coaching team will send out information on our TeamApp – Coffs Harbour SLSC Nippers. CARNIVALS All carnival information and attendances are registered through our TeamApp –


The committee would like to welcome all our Nippers and their families, old and new, to this season with the Coffs Harbour Junior Surf Club.    Our aim is to: Provide best possible surf lifesaving experience for all juniors with the view to encourage long-term

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