Byron Bay Juniors (or nippers) is the Byron Bay Surf Lifesaving club junior activities program and caters for Age groups 6 to 14 years.
Nippers is usually run on a Sunday morning between 9.00 and 11.00 am between October and March. Nipper days are the foundation from which we build basic surf skills, competition skills and knowledge of “Surf Awards”.
The aim of the Nipper program is to offer children the opportunity to make friends, be active, have fun and enjoy the beach in a safe environment. The Club runs fun educational activities to introduce children to surf life saving as well as being able to recognise danger and be safe and confident in the water.
Through the Nipper program has an educational component in which children can experience and develop their surf lifesaving, competitive and life. The aims of the Sunday activities are:
• Instruction in surf safety & surf awareness
• Lifesaving & first aid skill development
• Awareness and decision making
• Competitive sport activities
• Platform to senior beach patrolling duties
• Enjoyable social activity for children & parents
In addition, we have a club championship program and those that wish to can compete at other surf club carnivals in the area or at State level. By competing at other beaches it gives our Club Members a wider experience in in a protective environment in different surf conditions. This is a great way to meet other people from different clubs as well as develop the skills be confident to enjoy the ocean at any beach not just the Bay.
Nippers unlike many other sports is very dependent on parent help to ensure our children safely develop their surf skills therefore we encourage our parents to become actively involved in nippers and the wider community through the Surf Club.