2023 Competition Dates

by | Tue, 03 Jan 2023 | Competition, General, Nippers, Surf Sports

Great Southern Regional Championships – 21st January @ Esperance SLSC

Albany, Esperance and Denmark SLSC’s will be competing.

This is the ONLY QUALIFYING CARNIVAL for the State Championships for Nippers (Youth and Seniors don’t need to qualify for States).

State-level medals will be presented to Nippers coming 1st, 2nd and 3rd in all individual events, and the board rescue.

Qualifying events for Nippers are the Ironman/woman, board race, board rescue, beach sprint and beach flags.

If your nipper does not come 1st or 2nd in the qualifying events, they can still enter the state championships in the 1km beach run, surf race, and all team events. HOWEVER, to enter these events at the state championships, a nipper must have competed in at least one prior carnival, either the Bunbury Country Carnival, the GS Regional Champs or the Country Champs.

More details out closer to the event!

SunSmart WA Country Carnival – 28th & 29th January @ Bunbury SLSC

An annual regional qualifying carnival for U8 and up. Events include all beach (sprints, flags, relays and 1-2km runs) and water (board, swim, ski, iron, surf boat, cameron/board/ski/Taplin relays).


  • Close Wednesday 25 January. Enter here
  • Little Nippers entry fee $15
  • U10 to Open entry fee $20

SunSmart WA Country Championships – 5th March @ Trigg Beach

An annual qualifying event allowing Regional Clubs to showcase their athletes in a championship environment, generally held in the metropolitan area. Ages from U10 and up participate in beach and water events the mirror the SunSmart WA Championships.

SunSmart WA Surf Life Saving Championships

26th Feb – SunSmart WA Little Nippers Championships @ Mullaloo Beach

4th March – SunSmart WA Surf Life Saving Championships Beach events– Nippers, Youth, Open @Trigg Beach

6th March – SunSmart WA Surf Life Saving Championships – Masters (Surf) @ Trigg Beach

11th & 12th March – SunSmart WA Surf Life Saving Championships Surf events – Youth and Open @ Scarborough Beach

18th & 19th March – SunSmart WA Surf Life Saving Championships Surf events– Nippers @ Trigg Beach

More information to come…