Parents are a crucial part of our successful Nipper program.  All Kurrawa Nipper parents or guardians are required to assist to ensure we are meeting our organisational and safety obligations at nipper Sundays, midweek training and carnival days.  Duties include management of all our nipper programs, water safety, carnival officials, fundraising (including our Nipper BBQ) and general setting up and packing up of all equipment.



  • Surf Life Saving Australia requires us to have a ratio of 1:5 water safety to Nippers. 

  • The safety of your children is our highest priority and we encourage all parents to undertake the appropriate course to be able to assist our water safety personnel. 

  • If you would like to register for an upcoming course please email nipperadmin@kurrawasurf.com.au.  Not only will you be able to provide a safe environment for your children, you will learn valuable life skills and general surf awareness through our industry recognised courses.



  • Surf Life Saving Australia requires us to supply one official for every ten competitors we nominate in carnivals.

  • To ensure we are able to include as many Nippers as possible at our carnivals, parents are needed to meet our official ratio requirements.  This is a great opportunity for you to be a part of our competition team.

  • If you would like to register for an upcoming course please email nipperadmin@kurrawasurf.com.au .



  • Kurrawa SLSC provides a variety of equipment for our nippers to utilise.  It can be expensive to maintain and even more expensive to replace.

  • Parents are required to load, transport and unload essential equipment to training and competitions.

  • An effective group of gear stewards is essential for minimising gear maintenance costs so we can maximise new equipment purchases.



  • As with any organisation, we need to work within a budget to maintain a viable business.

  • Fundraising is an easy way to increase our budget, while working together as a team to achieve common goals.

  • The surf club aims to offer as many fundraising opportunities as possible, so when they become available we encourage members to assist whenever possible.

  • The Sunday Nipper BBQ is a weekly fundraising opportunity for all nippers, and parents will be expected to assist on the weeks designated to their age group.



  • Nippers is essentially run by parents, so it is important we all play our part in making Nippers a success

  • Part of this is succession planning.  As our Nippers get older and move into other areas of our Surf Club, so do our hard working parents.  We welcome any parents who wish to become involved in the management side of our operations to register an interest with their age manager or speak with any member of our current committee.  We have a variety of committee positions that are renewed each year. 

  • These roles range from age managing to Chairman and this is a great way for you to become a valued member of our Kurrawa family.



  • As a member of Kurrawa SLSC you have access to a range of opportunities.  Many parents join us because of their children and stay a member for the opportunities the Surf Club provides.

  • Kurrawa SLSC offers a wide range of training courses that provide our members with personal skills that contribute to making our Club a recognised organisation within the community.  If you would like to find out more about training courses you may undertake, please email Rob Pollock at lifesaving@kurrawasurf.com.au.

  • Courses offered include Bronze Medallion, Surf Rescue Certificate, First Aid, Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Drivers & Crew, Advanced Resuscitation, Radio and Observers Awards.