The Surf Life Saving movement in Western Australia was founded at Cottesloe Beach in 1909, in response to a number of drownings on the beach. Over the next 20 years a number of additional clubs commenced operation around the metropolitan and regional coast.
Since 1909, 28 Surf Life Saving Clubs have been established around our coastline and over 16,000 volunteer members make a significant contribution to their communities.
In 2011 the number of Clubs in WA increased to 29 with the addition of our club “Smiths Beach”. Our home is located at one of the most beautiful beaches in the South West region; Smiths Beach, Yallingup.
Every parent wants their child to lead a happy, healthy and active youth. There is no better place for this than introducing your child to surf lifesaving. Nippers is a junior program that introduces children (from 5 years) to surf lifesaving. It is a fun outdoors activity that grows a child’s confidence, teaches valuable life skills and knowledge. Every surf life saving club around Australia offers a nipper programme and now the communities of Dunsborough, Yallingup, Cowaramup and Margaret River has one to call their own.
The Club meets on Sunday mornings, from early November to late March from 9am to 11am.
Nippers (under 13's) are educated in surf safety, basic resuscitation and first aid, with the emphasis on participation and enjoyment. Young adults, from 14 to 18 years, will be educated in surf safety and also be able to work towards obtaining their Surf Rescue Certificate, then their Bronze Medallion.