The Bondi SBLSC Nippers Committee (BNC) run the “Bondi Nippers” each Sunday at the world famous Bondi Beach during the summer months between October and March.

Children can join the “Nippers” at Bondi SBLSC from the age of five (5) years and start learning about surf awareness and safety through the “SurfEd” program.  As they get older they are able to participate in board paddling, surfing, swimming, sprinting, wading and fun activities and games, dependent on their ages and abilities. At Bondi the emphasis is on having fun whilst developing skills.

Practicing these skills helps develop competence and confidence in the surf environment.  It also allows children to compete in Club, Regional and State life saving carnivals.  Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) also conducts junior development camps in every state as well as the National Junior Surf League & Development Program.

Most senior Nippers can undertake a Surf Life Saving Certificate (SRC).  Probationary surf life savers can achieve this award from the age of 13 years and this helps and prepares them for active patrolling duties with Bondi SBLSC.  The award trains candidates in rescue skills, first aid and patient management, resuscitation and a theoretical component exploring safety knowledge and surf awareness.

On behalf of the Bondi Nippers we hope that you will come and enjoy the surf life saving season at the “Bondi Nippers”. For information please email or contact any of the officials mentioned in our Admin Section.

Each year at the beginning of the season, we now run a Parent Introduction Presentation night. This night is to explain to our new parents how we run the Nippers program here at Bondi. We explain what the parents and nippers can expect out of the Nippers Program, and some small duties we request from parents to help us continue to run our activities. Below is a link to the Presentation Notes given on this night, for parents to use as a guide and background source of reference.


For further information about the Bondi Nippers, please contact the Bondi Surfclub office on 9300 9279 or email us at