Nipper Age Groups

A child may join Nippers as soon as he/she turns 6 years of age, but not before. Nippers are divided into 8 age groups. Age is determined as at midnight on 30th September each year. i.e. if a child is 10 years of age on or before 30th September, they will be in the under 11 age group for the entire season.

Listed below are the age groups members will be in for the 2017/18 season if they are born between the following dates:

Age Group Date of Birth Cap Colour
Under 7 01 October 2010 to 30 September 2011 Lime Green
Under 8 01 October 2009 to 30 September 2010 White
Under 9 01 October 2008 to 30 September 2009 Dark Green
Under 10 01 October 2007 to 30 September 2008 Yellow
Under 11 01 October 2006 to 30 September 2007 Blue
Under 12 01 October 2005 to 30 September 2006 Red
Under 13 01 October 2004 to 30 September 2005 Black
Under 14 01 October 2003 to 30 September 2004 Grey

Please note: Proof of age/Birth Certificate must be shown for all new children joining the Surf Club. As part of your registration you can scan and email your proof of age to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Children are organised into age groups as defined by SLSWA. Moving into a higher age group is not possible. Moving down an age group may be considered on a case by case basis with approval of the Youth Director required.

If you are interested on becoming a member please go the the Membership & Fees page.