Since 1923

‘Little Rippaz’ – Modified Nippers Program

Nippers for Special Needs Children

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2019/20 Season Key Dates:
* Rego/Information Day – Saturday September 07th – 1.00pm to 3.00pm
* Season Commences – Saturday October 12th – 9.45am to 11am 

Program Information:

The Nobbys SLSC ‘Little Rippaz’ program, first started in 2014-15 Surf Life Saving season. Formally known as ‘Same Waves’ our Little Rippaz has continued to grow over the years and is now a major community program.
Our modified Nipper program is designed to support children (under 6’s upwards) with special needs particularly those who may find the beach a scary or not so enjoy-able experience.
Little Rippaz teaches surf skills, beach awareness and surf life saving activities 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-blocks 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 and 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.


Narelle Blick

Questions or Inquiries:

Narelle Blick —
Mobile: 0411 122 667

Members Assistance:

Nobbys SLSC members wishing to help please contact Narelle Blick .

Key Dates:

Saturday, September 07th – 1.00pm to 3.00pm: Registration | Information | Induction Day

Saturday, October 12th – 9.45am to 11am (First day of Little Rippaz)

Saturday, October 19th – 9.45am to 11am

Saturday, October 26th – 9.45am to 11am

Saturday, November 03rd – 9.45am to 11am

– Break due to Supercar access –

Saturday, December 07th – 9.45am to 11am

Saturday, December 14th – 9.45am to 11am (Xmas Party)

– Break over Christma Period –

Saturday, February 01st – 9.45am to 11am

Saturday, February 08th – 9.45am to 11am

Saturday, February 15th – 9.45am to 11am

Saturday, March 07th – Lambton Pool & Presentation Day


2019/20 Newsletter & Season Dates: Click HERE

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