Our Junior Surf Nipper program is targeted at those aged 7 to 12 years old.
The program is run three times a week: Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday mornings from 10 am till 12 pm.
The 2022/23 season will begin on Tuesday 27th December and run until Sunday 29th January, finishing off with a fun BBQ celebration.
We have experienced coaches who encourage children to have fun, get involved, increase their confidence in the water and learn important water safety skills.
My children's experience in Nippers at Onemana SLSC meant that they were able to face the waves at any beach they visited.
How to Join?
Online membership registration opens on the 4th October 2022 and if you indicate you are joining as a Junior surf member you will be sent a link to an online registration form for Junior Surf. If you have any questions, turn up to one of our Junior Surf days and have a chat with one of our friendly coaches who can assist you.
Any questions, head along to our contact page and flick us a message.
Tuesday 27th December: First day of Junior Surf (Nippers & Rookies) & collection of uniforms.
Thursday 29th December 9.00am - 200m Swim Badge Dates: (Whangamata Community Pool)
Wednesday 4th January 9.00am - 200m Swim Badge Dates: (Whangamata Community Pool)
Sunday 29th January: Last day of Junior Surf & Prizegiving
We require parent-help to assist with water safety so that we meet the health & safety ratio criteria to help keep our kids safe in the water. Volunteering from time-to-time is a good way to get involved and give back to the community and ensure that our programme can go ahead. So when you register, make sure you tick the box and let us know so that we can put you down on the roster!
Carnival Dates 2022/2023:
Pauanui: 6 January 2023 - Canceled
Whangamata Coromandel Cup: 11 January 2023
Junior Surf Sports Program
What is it?
This season we are proud to announce a NEW surf sports program, targeted at older nippers (aged 10-14yrs) to develop their competitive surf sports skills. We have an experienced coach on board to develop surf swimming, kneeboarding and competition skills throughout 5 sessions over the summer period.
Wednesdays and Fridays starting on Wednesday the 28th December 2022