Newquay SLSC Providing Volunteer Patrols At Fistral Beach Throughout December

Newquay SLSC started a lifesaving patrol at Fistral Beach on the 1st December. The club will be providing a volunteer patrol on Sunday’s throughout December between the hours of 11am and 3pm. The patrols are part of the SLSGB Patrolling Framework declared to the Coast Guard and the club are approved by SLSGB to provide level 1,2,3 and 4 patrols.

Fistral Beach is renowned for its surfing and continues to be used by water users all year round, with the beach thriving in the winter sun and swells. The RNLI finished their lifeguard service in November and it was fundamental for beach safety that the club started their patrols to blend into the lifesaving provisions already in place. If the December patrols run successfully Newquay SLSC hope to continue the Sunday Service until the statutory lifeguard service returns at Easter.

In establishing the patrols, the club was supported by the Rotary Newquay, The Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation and local councillors Kevin Towill and John Fitter through the Cornwall Council Community chest fund. This funded vital equipment needed for patrolling that the club did not have in place, such as uniform, first responder equipment and IRB supplies. 

Newquay SLSC has built up their team of volunteers in line with the Surf Life Saving Pathway. This has included members attending the SLSGB Patrol Captain Course and volunteers undertaking First Responder, IRB and Lifesaving Awards. In addition the club has welcomed SLSGB trained volunteers from Lusty SLSC and Crantock SLSC to take part in their patrols. If other SLSGB members with First aid, lifesaving and lifeguard awards wish to experience the patrols they can contact the club through their social media pages:

For further updates on the patrols, beach conditions and any additional patrols over the Christmas Holiday period please follow their social media pages. 

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