Another role of the club is to provide nippers with the opportunity compete in surf and beach sports with other clubs at carnivals. Participation is optional and open to all levels of ability.
The regular nippers program operates at Kirra when carnivals are on, except when a carnival is at Kirra.
There are two age levels for carnivals, U8-U10 and U11-U14.
There is a $5 fee for each carnival that you enter.
Check the What's On board at Nippers each Sunday for when carnival nominations are due.
If your child competes in carnivals the club has an expectation that you will support the nippers in some way. Either directly as an official, water safety, age manager (or assistant), team manager, etc. Otherwise as a bbq helper, fundraiser, committee member, etc. Please consider getting involved in some way to help all our children and to get to know other members.
Team Selection Policy
Kirra competes in a number of team events at carnivals as well as at the State Titles. Selection into teams is made by the Age Manager, Team Manager, Coaches, and the JAC. It is based on performance, reliability, attitude, commitment, team spirit and loyalty, among others.
In addition to club carnivals, there are other carnivals run throughout the season that may interest members, like Wave Warriors.
2021/22 CARNIVAL DATES
24th - U8-U10 Teams Carnival @ Pacific SLSC
6 & 7 - Gold Coast City Titles @ North Kirra SLSC
21st - Little Dudes Carnival @ Kirra SLSC
3 to 5 - Australian Pool Rescue Championships
5 & 6 - PDB Youth Champs @ North Kirra SLSC
20th - PDB U8-U10 Champs @ TH&C SLSC
25 to 27 - Youth State Champs @ Alex Headlands
Point Danger Branch
Kirra SLSC belongs to the Point Danger Branch alongside Tallebudgera, Currumbin, Tweed Heads/Coolangatta(TH&C), North Kirra, Palm Beach, Rainbow Bay, Pacific, Coolangatta, and Bilinga clubs.
PDB was established in 1924. The clubs of PDB patrol the surf beaches and rocky river mouths of the southern Gold Coast. PDB supports the clubs with necessary adminstration to maintian the highest standards of surf life saving. SLSQ has 59 affilitated clubs in 6 branches.
Officials and Water Safety
Qualified and accredited Officials and Water Safety personnel are necessary for the running of carnivals. The club is required to supply a minimum of one official and one water safety person per ten competitors. This means that we need a significant number of parents, guardians, and friends. willing to pariticipate as Carnival Officials and Water Safety.
If your child competes at carnivals the club has an expectation that you will support nippers in some way.
There are numerous positions required for our kids to be able to attend carnivals:
Carnival Nominations Officer
Water Safety Officers
IRB Driver + Crew
The club also supports and encourages adults to achieve qualifications such as; first aid, resuscitation, Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) and Bronze Medallion. Point Danger Branch runs several Officials courses throughout the year. These only take approximately four hours. And the club runs several SRC and Bronze courses.
Qualified and accredited Water Safety personnel are necessary for the running of carnivals. The club is required to supply a minimum of one official and one water safety person per ten competitors. This means that we need a significant number of parents, guardians, friends, etc. willing to pariticipate as Carnival Officials and Water Safety.