Surf life saving

Women in Waves #ThisGirlCan

Do you love being by the sea? Fancy getting in and having a splash around? Water baby or slightly apprehensive, do you want to try something different?

ThisGirlCan

This is our first ladies (16+) only sessions and we hope you can join us. We'll be sliding into wetsuits and venturing in to the sea where the session will include getting used to being in the water and trying out some surf lifesaving skills and equipment. We hope that you'll be able to try something new, meet some friendly faces and who knows, maybe you will find a new hobby. The session will be suitable for all levels of fitness and abilities, so long as you can swim 50m (two lengths of a normal 25m pool). After the session if you fancy hanging around for a coffee, tea or hot chocolate to warm up that would be lovely and we may even venture into Exmouth for a celebratory glass of wine. 

If you don't have a wetsuit and aren't able to borrow one, but you are keen to come along, let us know. We have a few spares and so will try to get something sorted for you. 

We hope to run these sessions monthly throughout the summer, more dates to follow. There will be a £5 charge and this will cover up to 3 sessions. 

While we get started, places are limited to 20 ladies. If you plan on coming, please take a couple of minutes to complete this form to help us plan the session: https://goo.gl/forms/qfUvzGgxpv3lSQMm2

Any questions at all, please head over to our facebook page and drop us a message  #thisgirlcan

30th anniversary celebrations and presentation evening

Following another successful season providing voluntary lifesaving cover on Exmouth beach, members of the Exmouth Beach Rescue Club took some well-earned time out on Friday 28 October to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the club.

About 150 people joined us at Ocean on Exmouth seafront to reminisce, give thanks to supporters and celebrate the achievements of the club. Those who came were treated to fish and chips from local chip shop, Krispies, and music from the fabulous Go Tell Alice.

The evening also recognised the achievements of members over the past year, with presentations being made to newly qualified lifeguards, lifesavers and coaches, as well as the annual awards as follows:

Tracey Simpson received the Clubman award for her dedication and commitment to the club. Tracey doesn’t miss a training session and helps everyone she can. She was also responsible for the fantastic food we were able to provide at this year’s surf lifesaving national championships.

The Competition award was presented to Scott Simpson-Currie in recognition of his dedication to surf lifesaving sport, and to celebrate the gold medal he won in beach flags at the nationals this year.

Lillie Johnson received the Most Improved Member award. Lillie has come on leaps and bounds since joining the club and her confidence and skill on the water has improved greatly.

The Best Senior award was handed to Vicky Gall, the club’s vice-captain, for her continued support to the club even through her study and work life. As the club currently has no captain, Vicky has also been stepping up to cover the role of captain.

Jake Butt received the Best Junior award for his consistent dedication, attendance and support.

Two members jointly received the Captain’s Cup – Eva Waddell and Martha Bowden. The girls have really grown over the last season, receiving their lifeguard qualifications and working as lifeguards for the RNLI. They have truly stepped up, taking training sessions and additional responsibilities. They have both grown in confidence and brought their newly learned skills from the RNLI back to the club.

Finally, Tracey Simpson received the Members’ Choice award. The recipient of this award is chosen by the members following a nomination process and Tracey was the clear winner. Members wanted to celebrate Tracey’s kind, supportive and helpful nature and recognise her for the hard work she put in keeping everyone fed at the nationals.

Members now head into their winter training programme to ensure they are ready for the 2017 season!

Surf Life Saving GB National Championships Kick Off

Today sees the first day of the Surf Life Saving GB National Age Group Championships, with Masters (aged 30+) competing over the first weekend (6th & 7th August 2016)

It is the 3rd year the championships have returned to Exmouth Beach Rescue Club and will be the final championships before it moves to Holywell in 2017.

Monday will see Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) racing for the 1st time at Exmouth. A high octane sport testing lifeguards ability to drive quickly and accurately in all conditions.Tuesday and Wednesday are Youth Championships where Exmouth Beach Rescue Club's Junior members will compete for National honours in Surf swim, Board and Surf Ski races as well as beach and team events.  

Finally the event will close with the largest age group the Nippers, from 7 - 13 years, on Friday and Saturday the youngsters are the future of sport.

If you are inspired by the events and would like to give this great sport a go please see the join us page or speak to any of our members on beach.

Devon Champs Ocean Events

Sunday saw 13 members compete at the Devon championships at Putsborough, taking part in board, swim and tube rescue events. 

 

After a hard winters' training the juniors did everyone proud with a 5th place finish, which is a great result for the small number of competitors that went up.

 

The day saw challenging conditions with 3-4ft messy surf, that increased in size through the day.  Keeping control of a 10ft race board is a special skill in those conditions but it was also a great opportunity to test their competence in solid conditions.

 

We're looking forward to the beach events as well as the nipper and master events still to come so stay tuned for updated results!

 

Well done all and thanks to the parents that delivered all competitors and kit to Putsborough for the day! And SLS Devon volunteers for organising a great day.

The longest day

A busy week was finished off with a fun day of patrolling and training at Exmouth. 

There was a good turnout for the day with 6 guards and 4 junior surf life savers assisting.

It was reasonably quiet all day with junior training taken by Tom with help from Kim; Snowy took Jake for ski training ready for Devons and we had a nice phys session on the beach with Tom.

Around 16.00 we were tasked by Solent coastguard and Dawlish surf lifesaving club  to recover a rib drifting off Dawlish.  We towed it back to Dawlish beach, reuniting it with very grateful owners.

On our return we were asked to assist the RNLI guards with the recovery of a kite surfer drifting out by the channel entrance.

Jake training hard for Devons! 

Jake training hard for Devons! 

A wave and photographer

Tuesday night's training session was a kracker, with small windswell blown up my Mondays storm it made for a fun training session on race and rescue boards for seniors before taking our junior section body surfing and putting them through their paces with the infamous Groyne Swim, a run swim run event that is a club tradition!

We were also lucky enough to be sent some great photos from a local, Arwyn Rees who luckily had his camera ready to capture the fun!

 

LT snags a good one! Head over to our  Facebook  page to see more

LT snags a good one! Head over to our Facebook page to see more



New junior members welcomed

Sunday the 26th April saw 8 new junior members successfully take part in their induction. The morning is designed to assess the juniors swim competence with a 200m pool swim in under 5 minutes as well as beach runs, open water swimming and group work.  It is also a great opportunity for existing club members to get to meet parents.

New junior members 2015

New junior members 2015

The new members will begin their journey to becoming lifeguards of the future on the 5th May following the club's AGM and the bank holiday.  They will take part in surf life saving sport training, a key part of acquiring the fitness and skills required to be a lifeguard. As well as theory around the beach environment and aquatic first aid.

 

Well done and thank you to all volunteers involved and a warm welcome to the club to our new members.

 

If you would like to join Exmouth Beach Rescue Club in the future please see our Join Us page.

Summer is here!

British Summer Time is here! That means it's light enough to begin training outdoors again on a Tuesday evening.  For the next few weeks we'll be starting at 6.30 to make the most of the day light.  last night was a great session with a downwind paddle capped off by a little wave

Tuesday is a fitness session for all club members.  Training sessions are designed to make the most of the conditions.  If it's flat we usually work on board, ski and swim, if there's surf we hone our board riding and racing skills.

We're also going to offer a casual Thursday night training session for seniors only.  This will be organised on a week by week basis depending on who is available to open up.

Visit the Training page to keep up to date with all of our training times.