Mermaid Beach will commence nippers on Sunday 17th September at 9am.

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.  At Mermaid, we are known to be a very family community focused club.

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.

All our members who run our nipper program are volunteers.  Nippers is a great opportunity for you as a parent, to be actively involved with your child as a volunteer in roles such as assisting age managers, water safety, BBQ duty or officiating.  We would love for everyone to get involved.

Nipper Open Days (Sign on Days)

Sunday 27 August: 8am – 12pm

Saturday 9 September: 8am – 12pm

To register as a new member or to renew your membership, please go to our Become a Member page.

Pool Proficiency

We have set 4 pool swim proficiency sessions for 17/18 Season at the Surfers Paradise State School Pool, Isle of Capri.

·         Sunday 20th August 9-11am

·         Sunday 27th August 9 – 11am

·         1st day of Nippers – Sunday 17th September 9 – 10am

·         2nd day of Nippers – Sunday 24th September 9 – 10am

COST: $2 to bring on the day to the pool

If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, please get your swim coach to sign off on your current pool proficiency:  Pool Proficiency Form

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