for this age group safety steps up a gear by introducing safety tips and the ability to identify hazardous surf conditions. Participants can begin to use a nipper board, so basic board positioning and paddling is introduced. Other surf sports skills focus on body surfing, sand running technique and diving for a beach flag.
in this age group participants begin learning basic lifesaving skills, including how rip currents work, using body boards to assist someone in the water, and practicing resuscitation skills on a manikin.
For Nippers at this age there is a strong focus on recognising ‘at risk’ people and recognising and managing patients suffering from a range of basic first aid cases. Participants can learn how to perform CPR and there is an opportunity to work towards a Resuscitation Certificate. Surf sports skills focus on board dismounts, catching waves on a board, board relay, surf swimming techniques, crouching beach sprint starts and ironman / ironwoman and cameron relay transitions.