Sunday mornings, November to February. Children will gain surf life saving skills and qualify for competition (if they wish) in a fun environment.

Children start learning about surf awareness, safety and surf skills based around the Surf Life Saving Education Program (Surf Ed) and develop and practice those skills.  

This National program is structured specifically to their ages and abilities, gradually teaching kids basic lifesaving skills required to be safe around an aquatic environment as well as developing their skills to compete in surf sports and become future life savers.  This is a core requirement for kids wishing to also do the surf sport program.  All Nippers wishing to compete at the state championships must have completed their surf education certificate through either the Sunday Core program or summer intensive Surf Education program.  

This is done in an environment of fun, healthy lifestyle and camaraderie which is unique to surf lifesaving.  Coaches will assess and cater for a variety of abilities.   

Nippers do not have to attend all sessions. 

Program overview

During each Nippers session kids are able to participate in board paddling, swimming, running, wading and other activities and games based at Ocean Grove beach. 

The main aims of the core program are to: 

  • Develop surf awareness 
  • Increase confidence and skills in beach related activities 
  • Build the lifesavers of the future 
  • Provide training for competition or awards 
  • Progress members towards surf awards for relevant age groups 
  • Encourage enjoyable and healthy participation 
  • Promote a positive non-threatening environment 
  • Meet new friends and have heaps of FUN! 

When: Sunday mornings (Timing to be confirmed) 

The training season runs from mid November to end of February.

Day to day communication about sessions is via Stack Team App. 

LSV Nippers




 Fees and charges

Those who choose to participate in the Sunday Core or Surf Sport will pay a $50 levy for the season, which goes towards maintenance of Nipper trailer, marquees, etc.  Levy can be paid via your Members Area. 

The Summer Intensive Surf Ed Program is fully covered under family membership.

Entry to Junior Carnivals is TBC (incl. $2 admin fee to club). Fees must be paid upfront via your Members Area, when RSVPing to the carnival.




There are usually six junior carnivals per season.

More info here


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 continue to offer our community services, water safety and education programs and provide facilities for our community and memberss.
Every donation you give saves countless lives.




9AM - 5PM

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