Tea Gardens/Hawks Nippers Season Begins FEATURED Sport by NOTA - October 19, 2016 Charlie Maddison Jack Love Kiara Chester Teaqua Chester and Cooper Higgins. As the warmer weather arrives so too does the annual commencement of Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest Nippers season. Sunday 9 October, 2016, was the kick off date for the Nippers beach and water activities with a good turnout of participants. Nippers are young surf lifesavers aged between 5 and 14. The focus for nippers is on fun and surf awareness. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or [email protected] Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE Nippers learn about safety on the beach, about dangers such as rips and blue bottles and also about surf conditions including sandbars and waves. Older Nippers also learn basic first aid and may also learn CPR at the age of 13 yrs. When Nippers are 13 they can complete their SRC (Surf Rescue Certificate) which allows them to patrol beaches and take part in senior competition. Nippers are our patrolling surf club members of the future. It’s not too late to join. It’s on Sundays from 9am to 10.30am. The Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest Nippers also wish to extend a big thank you to BONDS for their kind donation of high vis pink rash shirts for every registered nipper this season.