Nippers are trained in the use of nipper, or rescue boards.
Nippers commence with a body board (U7 & U8), progressing to a soft top board (soft board) with handles (U9-10), then transitioning to a fiberglass board (hard board) with handles (U11-13).
If you are interested:
Jan Juc SLSC have some boards available for hire (Refer Board Hire Agreement - 2023_2024.pdf), an application and Bond & Hire fee MUST be submitted prior to collecting a board. Hire boards are soft boards.
U11-13 nippers who want hard boards are encouraged to purchase their own. Hard boards can be bought new, although many are available second-hand as nippers progress or ‘grow out’ of their boards. Nippers in U11-13 who are going to compete will require their own hard board.
Second-hand boards sold within the club are advertised on the TeamApp, and there is also a Facebook group ‘New/Used Surf Craft Victoria’, where members from Jan Juc and other clubs post secondhand boards for sale.