Our objective at Newport is to educate the community from adults to children, to be competent and safe in the beach and surf environment.
We have a strong focus on educating our children within the community and provide them with a range of activities. These include surf knowledge and techniques, which are introduced to the children through our Nipper Programme, run on Sunday mornings throughout the summer months. We also pride ourselves on being able to keep the general public safe by providing a beach that is patrolled through summer. To do this we rely on volunteer members to join us and become lifesavers, undertaking a range of awards and qualifications.
Nippers programme for special needs children
Another first that our Club can be proud of is the instigation of a Nipper Programme for children with Special Needs. This programme is a first for the Northern Beaches Branch, and as far as we are aware, one of the only programmes running in NSW.
This group now meets during the regular Nipper time slot, with nippers aged from 6 to early 20’s participating. It is always wonderful to see new faces to help at this programme, so if you have a spare Sunday morning feel free to come and join us.
Several social events and fundraisers are held throughout the season. Please support them to the best of your ability – all proceeds go towards gear and equipment to enhance the quality of our patrols.
Committee Meetings are held at the Surf Club on the second Wednesday of each month. Should you wish to attend a meeting to bring a matter to the attention of the Committee, you are most welcome. To do this, please contact the Secretary or President to make arrangements.