A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Nipper Boards



Surf Clubs have junior divisions for primary school kids, called "Nippers" which is slang for young children, and also the claws of a crab or yabbie. They have national competitions in all the grown up disciplines with all the equipment scaled down appropriately.

Nipper rescue boards waiting for the crew to come back from a swim session.

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Mme Benaut said...

Great colours in this photo. Nippers is a fab activity for the little ones.

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice photo. It makes a neat post for today. Reminds me that you are ending the fun season and we are beginning.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio

bitingmidge said...

Thanks!

Fortunately for us, winter doesn't mean too much weather-wise. It gets a little cooler, sometimes I even wear a light pullover when we go out, and the Nippers play other sports of course.

I'm really at a loss to find photo subjects which will reflect the cooler climate!

We'll see!

Dina said...

Looks like fun. I wonder if my grandsons in Bondi will grow up to be Nippers.

bitingmidge said...

I hope they get the chance dina, it is a great way for kids to stay fit, and learn to compete in a serious/not too serious way. Besides, it gives their parents an excuse to hang around at the beach for a few hours each weekend, and that's not too bad either!

Dina said...

Hehe, right. And everyone in his "cozzie"? I love the slang of Oz.

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