At North Kirra SLSC we cater for children from age 5 to 14. Our 5 and 6 year olds have a special fun packed program known as ‘Flippers’. At age 7 they become Nippers and are able to compete in local surf carnivals if they wish.

No matter what age your child is, it is not too late for your children to join us and learn new surf skills and have fun with their friends or make new friends.

Our Nipper program runs on North Kirra Beach every Sunday from 845am to 1130am. Our team of volunteer Age Managers and Assistants run the weekly program according to SLSQ guidelines with parental assistance also required – the program couldn’t be run without this volunteer assistance.

It is a requirement that all children have 1 parent on the beach with them at the weekly sessions – children cannot just be dropped off. At the start of the season we conduct our sign-ons on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane. Keep an eye out for our sign-on dates for Season 2020/2021.

We do take a break of approximately 4 weeks over the Christmas Holidays to allow everyone to enjoy their holidays and refresh for the 2nd half of the season.


You need to renew your membership online before commencing nippers by visiting the SLS Portal. You will need to firstly create a portal account if you haven’t previously and then renew your membership (if you are a Family Group, then log in as the Primary User and renew all members in one place). Please contact the Surf Club Office if you need assistance with renewing online.

New Members:
At least 1 parent needs to join with their child. For families with more than 1 child, there is also a family membership which allows both parents to join with their children for a reasonable fee. All new members need to arrange their memberships online. You are invited to join by going to  A Blue Card will also be required for all members over 18 years. All members over 18 years are also required to complete a CYRM Induction online. Please go to and enter user cyrm and password member2021

Supporters Club Membership:
Your Surf Club membership includes Supporters Club membership for the season. All Surf Club members over 18 years must complete an online application to get their Supporters Club membership and card – this provides discounts and promotions to our Supporters Club. Follow the link below in the Forms section to complete this online process and your card will automatically processed once the completed form is received. 

Nipper Sign Ons

Here are our dates for the sign-ons for Season 2020/21. 

Saturday 22 August – Palm Beach Pool – 12pm-2pm
Sunday 23 August – Clem Jones Pool Brisbane – 10am-12noon

Come along to one of these sessions with your child/children with their togs, towel and goggles. They will be required to perform a pool swim proficiency and or float relevant to their age group. If you are unable to attend one of these sessions or are joining after our sessions have been completed, please take this form to a certified swim instructor to have your child signed off, and return the form to the Club. All children must have completed a pool swim proficiency before participating in any beach activities. Please also bring any Blue Card Application Forms for adult members to these sessions so that the Club can get the processed and submitted prior to the start of the season.


Please see the list of the nipper carnivals for this season. As each carnival approaches, your Age Manager along with the Junior Activities Committee will communicate relevant information including eligibility, entry closing dates etc. Children must have completed all relevant proficiencies to be able to compete in carnivals.

Club Apparel

A full range of club apparel is available from the Club at the regular Sunday morning nipper sessions. The bare essential requirement is that each nipper must have a fluoro pink water rashie along with a club cap (colour dependent upon their age group). There is also a full selection of swimwear, shirts and more available. Please see our friendly uniform co-ordinators at the Club.