Grow your child’s confidence, knowledge and surf skills in a fun and safe beach environment.


On 15th October 2023 we held a parent information session in the club lounge. Click here to view the presentation slides

The 2023/24 season opened on 1 August 2023 and due to unprecedented demand, closed on 8th August while the Nipper management team assessed numbers and resourcing. On 22nd August we have opened a second intake, for the age groups/streams that we still have space for.

Availability as at 26/9/23 is listed here:

Surf Sport (High level, Friday evenings, Sunday mornings Nov-Feb) & Core (Intermediate level, Sunday mornings Nov-Feb)



U10 Limited spaces available


U12 Limited spaces available

U13 Limited spaces available

Surf Education (Intensive summer program 27th Dec-3rd January)


U9 Limited spaces available


U11 Limited spaces available

U12 Limited spaces available

U13 Limited spaces available

  • If a family has eg an U9 and an U12, there is only the possibility of membership/nipper participation for the U12 in Core/Surf Sport. Please don’t ask us to squeeze in your U9.
  • Age groups are strictly based on child’s age as at 30th September 2023, eg DOB 15/4/2015 is U9; DOB 20/10/2011 is U12. There is no leeway in this rule.
  • We are not keeping a waitlist. Unfortunately if we can’t fit you in, you could try another local club, or make a note to get in earlier next year.
  • If you are a returning Nipper family with a parent who holds current Bronze, Officials, Age Manager or Coaching quals, we invite you to email We may be able to squeeze you in based on you taking on a key volunteer role.

Email with an expression of interest, advising child(ren)'s name, date of birth and desired Nipper stream. Parent WWCC requirements must be met before a request can be progressed. Evidence of current cards with OGSLSC linked to them, can be attached with your EOI email. Details here: WWCC instructions and info

Selection will be based on the time/date order of your email (first in best dressed) AND applicants will be prioritised if WWCC requirements have been met. 

To be super clear, an EOI email to is the only way to initiate entry into this second nipper intake. OGSLSC will reply either inviting application, payment etc OR to tell you that we can’t fit you in. If we offer you spot(s) parents will be asked to complete our Nipper Registration Form, indicating what role they can volunteer in, to assist the running of the Nipper Program (all families must help out in some way). We sympathise that this is a convoluted process, but unfortunately the Australia-wide surf life saving membership system doesn't allow clubs to fine tune intake or manage WWCC requirements.

As Nipper age groups and streams fill, updates will be published here, so keep checking back.

 Nippers must be 7 years of age on or before 30 September in the year of application for their membership to be accepted. Children under the age of 13 must join with at least one parent/guardian, under family membership.

Nippers is a junior activity program that introduces children aged 7 to 13 to surf lifesaving.  The program is designed to develop essential surf skills, boost confidence and train nippers to become future surf life savers and patrolling members of OGSLSC.

Running across three different streams, OGSLC offers a Surf Sport program, Core Sunday Nippers program and Summer Intensive Surf Education program (more info via links below).

Members aged 7-13 are able to participate as Nippers. Families select the stream of Nippers by completing the Nipper Registration form.

The nipper program is run by the Junior Activities Committee and its volunteer team. We ask parents to get involved in a wide range of volunteer roles to help deliver the program. 

 Swim Proficiency Form must be completed before a Nipper can start attending sessions Nippers Swim Proficiency form*

We held swim assessment sessions at BASC (OG pool) as follows:

  • Saturday 14th October 2.45-4.45pm
  • Sunday 8th October 2.45-4.45pm

For Melbourne families, LSV is offering a session at MSAC Albert Park on 28th October. More details on team app post dated 13/10/23

If you’ve missed these opportunities, your swim teacher could sign off the proficiency form. 

We held a Nipper information session at OGSLSC

  •  Sunday 15th October 3.00pm-4.30pm

View info here: Nipper Preseason Update


A progressive program specifically designed for Nippers wishing to further hone their skills for competition.


Sunday mornings, Nov-Feb. Equips children with certification for competition, in a fun environment.


An intensive six-session program where children learn about surf awareness, safety and surf skills.


Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club receives donations from locals and visitors alike, to continue to maintain a safe beach environment for swimmers, surfers and beach goers.   With these vital donations we are able to offer our community services, water safety and education programs and provide facilities for our community and members.
Every donation you give saves countless lives.




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Please note, outside of these hours the phone may be answered by volunteers, who may not be able to assist with all enquiries.

Contact US


(03) 5255 1382



Street address: 26-30 Surf Beach Road, Ocean Grove VIC 3226

Postal address (for listing on Working with Children Card): PO Box 486 Ocean Grove VIC 3226