See the carnival of colours

One of the busiest weekends of the year - the Nippers Carnival is here on October 13

One of the busiest weekends of the year – the Nippers Carnival is here on October 13

Welcome to all the Nippers and their families in town for our annual Nippers Carnival on Saturday October 13.

In case you have experienced one, it is the first carnival of the season, where 800 or so competitors and their families, surf club crews and officials converge on Rainbow for the weekend – and the beach is filled with colour from shade tents, club caps and boards. You’ll see hot pink everywhere, the required colour to ensure high visibility for every participant.

Ages 8 to 14 battle it out in the waves and on the sand, in sprints, flags, wades, swims and board events. Girls and boys can even put themselves to the test in ‘Ironman’ events.

The Nipper program is all about having fun, getting kids fit and active, whilst educating them about the beach and the surf.

It is not too late to join Nippers – get involved with our great club and maybe, one day, your kids may choose to become lifesavers themselves. Nippers starts at 8.30am, Sunday October 7.

Surf lifesaving is a great family activity and at the least, what the children learn at Nippers could one day save a life, be that their own or someone else’s. The whole family can join Nippers for as little as $170 per year! It even includes social membership at the club (and the Friday night members draw was over $1000 last month)!

To find out more, or help Tracey out on the food tent or other duties on the day, call the club on 5486 3249.