On Saturday while having a walk along Kings Beach we found that there was a regional Nippers competition on the go. Nippers are young Surf Lifesavers between 5 and 14 years old. Unlike senior Surf Lifesavers, the majority of them do not patrol the beaches but focus on fun and surf awareness.
Nippers learn about safety at the beach. They learn about dangers such as rocks and animals as well as surf conditions such as rip currents, sandbars, and waves. Like their Senior counterparts, Nippers participate in a variety of individual and team events like beach sprints, Flags, swimming and board races. After watching the kids we are strongly considering letting Drama Princess try it out next summer.