Summer is just around the corner, and another fun-filled season of nippers is almost here. Becoming a nipper is a great way to get confident in the water, as well as to make new friends, learn new skills, compete for your club and to get amongst it during the summer months.
Sign on will take place again next Sunday 16 September from 9am to midday at Lennox Head Alstonville Surf Life Saving Club, Pacific Parade, Lennox Head. Come along, meet some of our nippers, and have all your questions answered.
Nippers season kicks off on Sunday, 7 October 2018, and goes through until April 2019. Our nippers are split into age groups ranging from U6 to U14, with each group supported by experienced age managers who are passionate about teaching people how to safely enjoy the beach and water.
Enduro and Hydrothon mega weekend
The flagship Lennox Head Enduro will be held at Lennox Surf Club on Saturday, 22 September from 8.30am, and will be followed on Sunday, 23 September from 9am-2pm by the Hydrothon All Female Surf Sports Clinic for girls aged 10-15 years.
The Enduro event is open to competitors from ages U11 through to U17, and includes swim, board and run legs. Distances increase with age, with U11 competitors required to swim 400m, board paddle 1km and run for 1km; whereas U17s are required to swim 1km, board paddle 3km and run 3km.
The Enduro entry fee is $49, and online entries close 20 September. Late entries will be accepted in person at the club house on 21 September and early on 22 September. Competitors must be members of a surf lifesaving club to participate. To enter, visit: www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=30981.
The Hydrothon is designed to inspire young girls to stay active in surf sports through their teenage years, and to encourage a healthy body and mind.
Big name Ironwomen including Liz Plummers and Harriet Brown will be in attendance, mentoring participants and delivering workshops.