What is Surf Life Saving?

We work with people of all ages (5-80) and from all walks of life to encourage the following skills:

  • lifesaving
  • water safety
  • environmental awareness
  • first aid training
  • skills using craft in the water safely
  • local coastal protection
  • educational courses
  • practical skills 

We also provide voluntary beach patrols during summer season in the absence of RNLI Lifeguards.


A Role in Education

Education and awareness at the beach plays a vital role in aquatic safety at not only the coast but also wherever people use water. Surf Life Saving Clubs could provide a vital link.

In Australia Surf Life Saving is a major educational organisation. SLSA currently provides education packages through its Surf Survival, Surf Awareness, Surf Smart and Surf Safety programs. SLSA also extends its school education to rural and remote communities through its ‘Beach to Bush’ program.

Here in the UK, school education programs could provide a popular and important introduction to the beach environment for many children. We are hopeful that education packages could be used for all age ranges. These programs would be specially designed to give students an understanding of the surf and beach environment and give them basic survival and rescue skills. Again, here, it could extend its school education to inland and rural areas.

Thank you to all at SSSLSC, you do a wonderful job. Kids love it!
— Tina S. Braunton

A Healthy Lifestyle

Whilst being an active sport, now more than ever are we aware of how important it is to look after yourself, both physically and mentally. Training for any sport requires a healthy body and an active mind. Surf Life Savers swim, run, surf and train for rescues using a range of equipment and craft such as, rescue tubes, boards, surf skis and mannequins. Training takes place in the sea and in local leisure centres.


What We've Achieved

  • We have been Surf Life Saving since 1963!
  • This year we were the first club in the county that entered our lifesavers for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

WOW amazing weekend thank you everyone for organising such an amazing event!
— Michelle D. Saunton

Could you be a Surf Life Saver?

A surf life saver is a person who demonstrates character and skill. They are fit, skilled, team oriented and adaptable. We commit time and energy to maintain a high level of skill through ongoing training. Surf Life Saving Sport presents our members with a unique challenge.
There is no other sport that is based on a humanitarian service - that of saving lives at the beach and in the sea. In order to participate at a Senior level, competitors must be qualified for lifesaving duties, but they remain lifesavers first, and competitors second.

All events are based on the skills required by lifesavers and lifeguards and the equipment used by them in carrying out their duty, but it provides one of the most, exciting, colourful and eco-friendly of all sporting activities that you could wish to see.

From local Club events, to Regional and National Championships, there are many opportunities to get involved. At the highest level, we join forces with our colleagues in RLSS UK to select our best lifesavers to represent Great Britain at World and European Championships. In Europe, we are recognised as the number one nation in Surf Life Saving Sport.

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