At Mermaid our junior activities program aims to provide an environment where our junior members learn essential surf safety and awareness skills with a focus on fun, encouraging participation and a healthy and safe beach lifestyle.
Throughout the season our junior members will learn surf safety skills (including how to identify rips), surf sports skills, such as body surfing and negotiating the surf on a Nippers board. Activity days also include the beach disciplines of flags, beach sprints etc. At Mermaid our primary focus is to make the Nippers experience fun and enjoyable for all participants and their families.
Our objective is to promote personal development, leadership skills and improve the self confidence of our junior members by setting realistic and obtainable goals and challenges. We encourage competition but recognise that not all junior members are disposed to the rigors of competition. We aim to strike a balance between nurturing and encouraging the competitive urges in our junior members and at the same time providing a welcoming environment and a full program for those members who are less inclined to participate in the competitive side of surf lifesaving.
To register as a new member or to renew your membership, please go to our Become a Member page.
Last day of Nippers is this Sunday, 19 March. Hope to see you all there to say farewell to another season. 9am start.