‘Rippers’ Disability Nipper Group

South Curl Curl offers a modified nipper program for children & youth with a disability. The program has been developed to allow inclusion for all children & youth aged 5 to 15 and aims to teach the following skills:

  • surf awareness and
  • beach safety

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The sessions will also include fun activities such as:

  • beach races,
  • flags,
  • wade and swim races.

As members of this group become more confident in the water, they learn skills to be able to use nipper surfboards and catch a wave or two to shore.

The Rippers group are supported by volunteers from South Curl Curl Surf Lifesaving Club, however family members are actively encouraged to participate with their child so everyone has the opportunity to share in the excitement as each member masters new skills throughout the season.

South Curl Curl encourage members of ‘Rippers’ to join in their age mainstream group if they wish and are welcome to participate in both groups. Our main focus is to make sure members are actively learning whilst having fun!

The Rippers group runs on Sunday mornings 10-11am.

For further information please contact Kirsten Quinn at rippers@southcurlynippers.com



2015/16 Season Wrap

The 2015/16 summer season had approx 25 registered members, ranging in disabilities and ages.  Due to the growing numbers, this year we created two groups – one teenage/adult group and a younger group.  This allowed the group coordinators to focus on individual needs more closely and achieve some surf safe goals such as swimming laps of the pool, getting on a board and going out in the big surf and even winning a beach run!  Thank you to ALL the wonderful volunteers that help make the group a success and of course to the club for including Rippers in the annual Tug-O-War!
Kirsten, Kim and Lisa