Since 1923

Nobbys ‘Little Rippaz’ Program

Nippers for Special Needs Children

2018/19 Season Key Dates:
* Rego/Information Day – Saturday October 13th – 9.00am to 12pm
* Season Commences – Saturday October 20th – 9.45am to 11am 

Program Information:

The Nobbys SLSC ‘Little Rippaz’ program, first started in 2014-15 Surf Season & formerly known as Same Waves or New Waves is back for another amazing season.
This modified Nipper program is designed to support children (under 6’s upwards) with special needs particularly those with Autism who may otherwise find the beach a scary or not so enjoy-able experience.
Little Rippaz teaches surf skills, beach awareness and surf life saving games in a fun, safe and inclusion environment. It also gives the kids an opportunity to make new friends and for parents/carers to network a little more… Ice-creams at the end of the day aren’t too bad either!!!
The program generally runs on a Saturday from 9.45 to 11am for up to 20 children offering a range of activities including board riding, beach flags, beach sprints, sack races, sand castle building, parachute game, giant ball games, soccer and water activities. Each child has two water safety people who are lifesavers. All children participating in the program receive a rash vest and nippers cap.
Our registration and introduction/information day is on Saturday October 13th from 9am at Nobbys Surf Lifesaving Club with the season commencing the following Saturday October 20th from 9.45am.


Free – Thanks to our club sponsors and dedicated volunteers we are able to offer this program free of charge with the aim of giving every Aussie child, regardless of circumstance, the chance to enjoy the Aussie Nipper experience.


Lizzie Brydon & Narelle Blick

Questions or Inquiries:

Lizzie Brydon —
Mobile: 0466 021 558 (phone before/after school hours 8-3:30)

Members Assistance:

Nobbys SLSC members wishing to help please contact Lizzie Brydon.

Key Dates:

Saturday, October 13th – 9am: Registration | Information | Induction Day

Saturday, October 20th – 9.45am to 11am

Saturday, October 27th – 9.45am to 11am

Saturday, November 03rd – 9.45am to 11am

– Break due to Supercar access –

Saturday, December 08th – 9.45am to 11am

Saturday, December 15th – 9.45am to 11am (Xmas Party)

– Break over Christma Period –

Saturday, January 19th – 9.45am to 11am

Saturday, January 26th – 9.45am to 11am

Saturday, February 02nd – 9.45am to 11am

Saturday, February 09th – 9.45am to 11am (End of Season Party)


Newsletter & Season Dates: Click HERE

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