Sharks don’t scare nippers
SALT Surf Lifesaving Club will be holding its annual nippers' sign-on day this Sunday at Salt Park, South Kingscliff.
Club organisers say they don't expect the recent spate of shark attacks and sightings to have any impact on numbers.
Salt SLSC Junior Activities co-ordinator Ben Clements said while it was certainly a matter of discussion among parents, he didn't think the risk would be greater this year than any other.
Mr Clements said all the shark activity had been further south.
But he said they would have safety procedures in place including an inflatable rescue boat which scans the surf before nippers enter the ocean.
"We're doing everything we can to minimise any risks and we make sure we do everything recommended," he said.
Sunday's activities will include a range of displays and activities and is a way for those new to the nippers program, to receive a close-up, first-hand look at the world of junior surf lifesaving.
"For us, (nippers) is an education program and we want the kids to develop their beach awareness and surf safety," Mr Clements said.
The day will kick-off at 10am and runs through until midday.
For further information, visit www.saltsurfclub.com.au.
Who: Salt SLSC nippers
When: 10am-12pm, Sunday, August 30, 2015
Where: Salt Park, South Kingscliff