Throughout the surf lifesaving season Hunter Branch conducts a series of Junior Carnivals for age groups from U8 to U14.
Carnivals are held as competition between Nippers of different Surf Clubs with the season culminating with the Hunter Branch Championships, followed by the NSW State Age Surf Lifesaving Championships.
Other Carnivals and events are also held outside of this series, which Newcastle Nippers may compete in with the club’s permission.
We encourage all Nippers to represent our club in the black and white cap – we take pride in our teams and enter as many teams as possible.
To enter an advertised carnival or for more informaiton please contact our Surf Sports Coordinator via email@example.com.
Competition events for carnivals include:
Under 9s & Under 10s:
Under 11s to Under 14s:
More information about each event can be found on the Hunter Branch website here.
To compete in Carnival events participants must meet mimimum swim proficiency requirements.
Swim proficiency is assessed in an open water environment and is in addition to the standard pool swim proficiency undertaken by all Nippers.
The current competition swim proficiency requirements for each age group are: