The Peregian Nippers were in a race against the tide at their mini-carnival on Sunday as the beach was slowly swallowed by the rising ocean which peaked at 2.08m just as the carnival concluded. Beach sprints and flags were run first while there was enough beach to use and board and swimming races concluded the fun day out for the nippers.
Peregian Beach Surf Life Saving Club chair Leigh McCready said: “The Peregian Nippers program re-started three years ago and has gone from strength to strength as numbers have built and parents have volunteered to complete their Surf Rescue Certificate and supervise children in the water and many others have completed their Bronze Medallion to patrol Peregian Beach.”
“Our Nipper program is small and family-focused, aiming to build confidence in the open waters and learn safety skills which teach kids to not only look after themselves in the water but also their family, friends and eventually the public when they become lifesavers.
“We run two mini-carnivals a year which are something a bit different for the kids and allow the competitive children a chance to shine.”
Peregian Nippers will conclude in mid-March for the season with registrations opening again in August for the 2021/22 season. Anyone wishing to become a lifesaver and patrol Peregian Beach should email email@example.com or call 04000 53444.