Coogee Beach
Surf Life Saving Club


The Woodside Nipper surf season typically runs from the end of October to March. Club day activities occur on Sunday mornings from 9:00am until 10:30am for Under 6 and 7 age groups, and 11:00am finishes for all other age groups. In addition to Sunday sessions, various training sessions are available for all age groups see our club training section for more information. Please ensure you arrive by 8:30am to allow for signing in and ensuring parking as the carparks can get full  quite quickly.

What to expect at Woodside Nippers

The Woodside Nipper program will always depend on the surf conditions on the day. If the conditions are favourable, more time will be spent in the water than on the beach and vice versa should water conditions be adverse. If conditions are unsafe, the Director of Surf Sports and Nippers Coordinator may decide to cancel the session prior to the scheduled start time. Ensure you are on our club newsletters and Facebook pages to be alerted for changes to planned activities as this is how we can quickly reach all members.

The majority of our Woodside Nipper Sundays focus on fun activities whilst teaching beach safety. Activities on Club days for Woodside Nippers include:

At the conclusion of our Sunday morning sessions, a sausage sizzle will be available from within the club restaurant for all members. All funds raised through the sale of food and beverages goes back to the club.


Keep an eye on the Club Facebook pages and newsletters for additional activities and events which may take place in conjunction with these days throughout the season.


  • Woodside Nippers kit bag including hi-vis vest, coloured cap (based on age group) and wide-brimmed hat
  • Rashie / Wetsuit – During the first few months of the program the water temperature is still quite cold. It is not a requirement that children wear a wetsuit, but they are permitted to if they would like. At all times the Woodside Nippers hi-vis vest must always be the outer most layer.
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Goggles (if required)
  • Any medication if required
  • Warm clothes if weather is cooler

Please ensure all your children’s belongings, including coloured cap and hi-vis vests) are labelled with black permanent marker. There is a lost property container within the gear shed where all leftover items from each week will be placed. At the end of the season any items within the lost property container will be donated to local charity groups.