Too wild for our little Nippers!

It’s not too late to join Nippers

It’s not too late to join Nippers

Brooke Bignell

What should have been a weekend of pink, quickly turned into a weekend of grey, after a ‘Super Cell’ swept through the Cooloola Coast on Thursday, October 11, leaving hail-damaged property, fallen trees, and wild ocean conditions.

Surf Life Saving Sunshine Coast regrettably made the call to postpone the Rainbow Beach ‘Banjo Memorial’ Junior Carnival, to ensure the safety of young competitors and their travelling families.

Unfortunately, the date could not be rescheduled, due to there being no suitable dates this Nippers season. SLSSC mentioned on social media, “It is deeply regrettable that this iconic annual event will not be hosted this season”. After checking the beach conditions on Saturday, I’m so glad they made the call!

On a positive note, it was lovely to see Nippers families still enjoying a (very wet!) weekend in the region, seen enjoying the Friday night raffles at the Surf Club, and dinner at Arcos.

Our beach culture calls for important water safety skills. Nippers is a great weekend hobby, teaching these valuable skills, in a fun and relaxed environment. The first round of age championships are being held on Sunday November 18.

The Nippers Carnival was cancelled, but our local Nippers are on every Sunday, rain, hail or shine. Join in the fun! Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving Club is a friendly, family-orientated little club, and it’s not too late to sign up (for $170 for the whole family, why wouldn’t you?).

For more information, head down to the beach on a Sunday morning from 8.30-10.30am or call the Surf Club on 54863249.

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