Carrying on from the previous sucess of our English Nipper Day Camp on July 14 and 15, we strive to share this fun experience again with children on the beach and in water with the surf lifesaving tradition, Nippers. This time, more pertinent skills and technique about surfing, beach flag race and emergency knowledge were passed on to these young guns!
Forecasted thunderstorm and lightning, we were blessed with a peaceful morning in which our nippers had a blast with our activities especially "Rescue Bridge". Rescue Bridge is a line-up of rescue SUP boards and rescue boards together in parallel. Nippers were asked to go to RI in teams of two by themselves on a rescue board. They were to cross all the boards like a rope bridge and jump off. An amazing way to test their balance, foot sensitivity and confidence in water. We were forced to end the session after 40 minutes just before the storm bit.
What are NIPPERs?Nippers in Australian, New Zealand and South African surf lifesaving are young Surf Lifesavers aged between 5 and 14 years old. Unlike senior Surf Lifesavers, the majority of them do not patrol the beaches. The focus for Nippers tends to be on fun, and surf awareness.