Nipper Competitions

Competition carnivals are a huge part of Surf Life Saving. Not only does the competition of Surf Sports keep everyone fit, active and at the top of their game, but it brings life savers together generating a strong community atmosphere. Carnivals are held at all levels for all disciplines for all ages. 

On this page, you will find links to Carnival Rules and Regulations (Carnival Information), The latest Carnival Calendar detailing the event dates and locations as well as the Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving Club Carnival Entry Forms.

Junior Surf Sports Events Information

Competition against other clubs gives our Woodside Nippers the opportunity to test their skills, promotes fair play, club loyalty and gives children the opportunity to mix with their peers. Throughout the season, there will be a number of interclub carnivals which our Under 8 and 9 Little Nippers and our Under 10 – 13’s Nippers will be able to participate in. In addition, at a club level we hold Club Championships during the season which is an opportunity for our Under 8 – Cadets (and Seniors) to compete against their peers.

Children who are interested in competition are encouraged to participate in our free mid-week and Sunday morning training sessions. Please refer to the club newsletter and Surf Sports Calendar for more information regarding when these sessions will be run.

On carnival days, our Sunday Woodside Nipper activities will continue as normal for all children who are not participating however, due to group sizes and availability of AGM’s, age groups may be combined. You will be notified in advance if anything changes to the running of your child’s age group.

Click on the link below for information about Woodside Nipper / Junior Surf Sports Events

Junior Surf Sports Events

Event Dates

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A special day is conducted at the end of the season and points are awarded to children based on performance and rewards are offered for success. Focus is on skill and participation during the day’s competition.

Note: Only competitors who participate in greater than 60% of club training days or competitions if they fall on a Sunday since their membership was processed are eligible for points and medals in the club championships. Competitors must also have their competition rights allocated to Coogee Beach SLSC

Age Group Managers will record attendance and communicate eligibility to members of their group well in advance of the club championship day.


A competition introduction day is held towards the end of the season focusing on preparing the U8’s and U9’s Nippers for competitions. The carnival focuses on participation and the Club spirit of having a go and there is no formal recognition of results.

Carnival Events: Swim, Board, Flags, Sprints and Run Relay.



Please note that all competition fees are to be paid via SurfTech an online payment system, this ensures that SLSWA receive an accurate record of payments made for each competition. 

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Nippers need to bring these basic requirements to all carnivals/competitions.

  • Sunscreen
  • Coogee Beach Club Bathers
  • Coogee Beach Competition surf cap
  • Competition Lycra Vest
  • Hat or Cap for sun protection
  • Towel (consider 2 or more towels if weather is cold or windy)
  • Water Bottle (Large, consider 2Litres or more)
  • Snacks (lots of healthy options are best)
  • Long sleeve, sun safe shirt
  • Warm clothing (for cold conditions)