Key Competition Carnivals

The following carnivals are target carnivals for all North Bondi Nippers competitors during the 2018/19 season:

  • Waverley Shield: Scheduled for 18 November 2018 at Bondi Beach
  • Manly Nipper Nats: Usually held on Australia Day long weekend at Manly
  • Sydney Branch Championships: Usually held in February – Held at Maroubra Beach for the past 2 years

All Nippers that attend training must commit to attending at least 2 of the 3 above carnivals plus NSW State Age Championships from Friday 1 – Sunday 3 March 2019 at Swansea Belmont.

In addition to the above, there are several other carnivals throughout the season that North Bondi Nippers attend as a club. All information regarding these carnivals will be forwarded by Age Managers.

Registrations for carnivals is co-ordinated by Alex Joseph ( North Bondi SLSC pays the registration fees for competitors at these carnivals (if registrations are made by the relevant cut-off date for the carnival). All Nippers that commit to a carnival are expected to attend, otherwise registration fees will be required to be reimbursed.

Competition and Carnival Selection

The following document outlines competition and carnival selection criteria

2018 19 Competition Board Squad (590.1 KiB, 226 downloads)

Competition Training

Competition training is offered to Nippers in Under 9s and older who are committed to competing for North Bondi at Nipper carnivals.

Competition training is available for both Beach and Water events.

The parents of all Nippers who receive competition training are required to assist during training or at carnivals.

Competition Beach Training

The document below outlines Beach Training guidelines.

2017 18 Beach Training
2017 18 Beach Training
520.7 KiB

Alex Gould is responsible for Beach Training.

Nippers Training

Learning to paddle nipper boards will take place during Sunday nippers with your Age Managers throughout the season.

There are also various school holiday and term programs run by outside groups where children can learn to master their skills in the surf on a more structured basis.

Should your Nipper be interested in competition training but you are a bit uncertain, our best advice is to spend as much time as possible at the beach, invest in some surf lessons for your child or enrol in one of the “Let’s Go Surfing” camps.

Once the season commences, the Competition Squad coaches and team selectors will be assessing all age groups regularly. They will identify Nippers who have the potential to join the Competition Squad.

Competition Board Squad

Please click on the link below for competition board training guidelines.

2017 18 Competition Board Squad
2017 18 Competition Board Squad
114.0 KiB
2017 18 Board Competition Training Form
2017 18 Board Competition Training Form
725.0 KiB

Matt Hamilton is responsible for competition board training.

If you are interested in competition board training please complete Competition Board Training Application Form and Parent Assistance Form and email them to

Unfortunately, due to limited resources, places in the Competition Squad are limited. Please note that a Nipper cannot attend Competition Training until they have been accepted as a member of the Competition Squad.

2018 19 Competition Board Squad
2018 19 Competition Board Squad
590.1 KiB