Cornish Nipper Champs Portreath 2014
Jul22

Cornish Nipper Champs Portreath 2014

Contrary to predictions, it was a very warm and sunny weekend for Nippers across the county, who competed at the Surf Life Saving Championships at Portreath beach. The surf was fairly flat, with the odd set of small waves rolling in. 14 clubs competed against each other in a number of individual and team races, including beach flags and sprints, swimming, board, golden nipper, surf and board relays. All 14 clubs achieved at least one...

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Grant for £499 from Councillors John Pollard and John Coombe
Jul08

Grant for £499 from Councillors John Pollard and John Coombe

Hayle Surf Lifesaving Club has received a grant of £499.00 from Councillors John Pollard and John Coombe, through the Councillor Community Grant Scheme. This grant has been used to purchase two VHF radios, which are used to communicate between the clubs Inshore Rescue Boat and their lifesaving headquarters and the RNLI lifeguards. As well as this, two pool rescue manikins were purchased which are used by all of the club members in...

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Max Hocking Nipper Fun Day
Jun17

Max Hocking Nipper Fun Day

Hayle Surf Life Saving Club members attended their first nipper event of the season: the Max Hocking Nipper Fun Day. This was a great introduction to competition for nippers who have never competed before, and also great fun for those that have been attending for years. The Nippers aged 8-13 took part in different events include wading races, nipper board races, lots of relays and also beach games including sprints. It was also a...

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Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) Taster Day
Mar06

Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) Taster Day

Surf Life Saving Club members from around Cornwall, joined together for a Inshore Rescue Boat Taster Day, last Saturday. The IRB is a small inflatable craft 3.88m long with a 30 HP engine, it has been specially designed to operate within the heavy surf zone. some of the modifications added to it are a protected propeller, foot straps on the floor and a flexible fuel tank to name a few. With its size,agility and speed, it handles most...

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Presentation Evening 2013
Jan28

Presentation Evening 2013

HAYLE SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB PRESENTATION EVENING 2013 Hayle Surf Life Saving Club held an extremely well attended Annual Presentation evening at Hayle Rugby Club on Friday 24th January 2014 to celebrate their successes throughout 2013.   Club Chairman, Graham Williams said “It was a fantastic evening, one of the best we’ve had.  It was lovely to see so many members, family and friends there from all sections of the Club. Thank...

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Hayle SLSC are currently looking for sponsors for the 2014 season.
Jan24

Hayle SLSC are currently looking for sponsors for the 2014 season.

Hayle SLSC is one of the leading Surf Life Saving Clubs in the UK and was placed 2nd in the Cornwall region for 2013, and is in the top 5 training centres Beach Lifeguards in the UK. Sponsorship will provide a lot of exposure the therefore goodwill within the local community, and can be an allowable business expenses when you work out your profits for tax purposes according to HMRC (see HMRC website for more details).   History...

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Hayle SLSC – Top 5 training centre for Surf Lifeguards
Jan20

Hayle SLSC – Top 5 training centre for Surf Lifeguards

Hayle Surf Life Saving Club is one of the top training centres, for the Surf Lifeguard award In the country. This is made out of a league table of 61 training centres, Hayle was in the top five last year as they trained and assessed 44 surf lifeguards, most of these club members went on to work with the RNLI on beaches around Cornwall. While most people were grabbing their jackets, hats and gloves, Hayle Surf Life Saving Club was...

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Surf life savers learn new flood rescue skills
Dec16

Surf life savers learn new flood rescue skills

  Success for Last Weekend’s Inland Waters Safety Awareness Course in Hayle   Last weekend (7th – 8th December) SLSGB and supported by South West Water held a weekend training course for inland waters awareness with the intention of setting up an Flood Rescue Team . The course, organised by Surf Life Saving Cornwall and delivered by Adrian Mayhew, was attended by over 20 candidates which was a wonderful response to the...

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Milkshake Monkey visits Hayle Surf Life Saving Club Nippers
Dec03

Milkshake Monkey visits Hayle Surf Life Saving Club Nippers

That inquisitive milkshake monkey, from Channel 5, heads to the beach to join the Hayle surf life saving nippers, who are training to become RNLI lifeguards. Milkshake monkey spent a day in August, visiting Hayle beach. training with the nippers, they learnt about the different flags and why it was so important to swim between the red and yellow flags. This episode is shown this friday 6th December at 6.55am on channel 5. For more...

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2013 Region Competition Results
Nov15

2013 Region Competition Results

The overall aggregate for the clubs who competed in region competitions is as follows: 1. Portreath 2. Hayle 3. Newquay 4. St Ives 5. Gyllngvase 6. Holywell Bay 7. Polzeath 8. St Agnes 9. Crantock 10. Bude 11. Watergate Bay 12. Porthtowan 13. Lusty...

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Surf Club Members Rescue Canoist
Nov01

Surf Club Members Rescue Canoist

Dan Latham and Phil Needham were training on paddleboards on Friday 1st November during the big afternoon high tide in 3-4ft waves when a Hayle Canoe Club member got into difficulty. Dan spotted the gentleman waving for help out by the furthest river marker pole, while he was in the water and holding onto his waterlogged canoe. Dan quickly paddled across the river, and when he got closer could hear the man shouting for assistance. Dan...

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Nars Beach Lifeguard Success
Oct28

Nars Beach Lifeguard Success

While many were running to cover in the storms this weekend, Hayle Surf Life Saving Club were putting seven of its members through their paces, testing their Beach Lifeguard skills. Congratulations to them for passing their Beach Lifeguard award, in these very testing conditions. many of them will be working for the RNLI next year and keeping our beaches safe We advise the general public not to enter the sea in these testing...

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National Inshore rescue boat (IRB) championships – Press Release
Oct12

National Inshore rescue boat (IRB) championships – Press Release

Riding on the crest of a wave Hayle surf life saving club has just returned from the National Inshore rescue boat (IRB) championships held in Bigbury, South Devon. The competition tests the skills of IRB drivers and crew through various simulated rescues. Once again, the sun was out for the IRB championships. The Hayle team were in great spirits after their success in the European championships, and their teamwork paid off with...

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European IRB Championships – Press Release
Sep23

European IRB Championships – Press Release

Hayle Surf Life Saving Club return triumphant Inshore rescue boat (IRB) teams from across Europe got together to test their skills and compete at the European IRB championship in Copenhagen, Denmark. Representatives from Belgium, Latvia, England, Germany, Poland and Denmark took part, representing 13 clubs and 33 teams. Hayle surf life saving club sent a small team of four, consisting of a male and a female team. The competition tests...

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Another successful SLSGB Beach Lifeguard Course
Sep06

Another successful SLSGB Beach Lifeguard Course

Eight more members of Hayle Surf Life Saving Club have successfully gained their SLSGB Beach Lifeguard Award after six weeks of training. Juniors, Ben Tredinnick, Nick Pearson and Billy Read were taking the exam for the first time alongside Nipper Parents, Mike Friday and James Harrison. Other successful candidates were Traci Parker, Emma Tredinnick and Jess Fairlie. Course Instructor, James Uren, said “It is a big achievement...

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Press release re Salt to Surf Board Race on Monday 23 July 2012
Aug07

Press release re Salt to Surf Board Race on Monday 23 July 2012

PRESS RELEASE FROM HAYLE SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB by Ben Holtaway SURF TO SALT PADDLEBOARD RACE 23-07-2012 Near perfect conditions on the evening of Monday 23 July saw the 2nd running of Hayle Surf Life Saving Clubs ‘Surf to Salt Board Race’ a 3km paddleboard race from Hayle’s Bluff beach, out around the estuary marker buoys and back up the river finishing at the viaduct end of Hayle harbour. A small ground swell on the back of an...

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Success for 14 members of Club with Bronze Lifesaving Award
Mar22

Success for 14 members of Club with Bronze Lifesaving Award

Fourteen young members from the Nipper, Junior and Senior sections of Hayle Surf Life Saving Club took the first step towards becoming professional Beach Lifeguards when they obtained their Surf Life Saving GB Bronze Lifesaving Award on Sunday 18 March.  The award (minimum age 11) turns competent swimmers into potential Life Savers and covers a knowledge of water safety, rescue procedures and being sun smart on the beach, practical...

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Grant of £2500 received from RNLI for Sandhopper Parent Support Project
Feb17

Grant of £2500 received from RNLI for Sandhopper Parent Support Project

Hayle Surf Life Saving Club recently received a grant of £2500 from the RNLI as a contribution towards the Club’s Sandhopper Parent Support Project.  The grant comes from the RNLI Lifeguard Support Scheme and has been used to purchase 4 new Rescue Boards and some Rescue Tubes. Club Captain, Dave Parker said “We are delighted and extremely grateful for this grant from the RNLI.  Our aim over the Summer months is to educate and train...

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ANNUAL CLUB DO AND PRESENTATION EVENING RE 2011
Jan31

ANNUAL CLUB DO AND PRESENTATION EVENING RE 2011

ANNUAL CLUB DO AND PRESENTATION EVENING RE 2011 Hayle Surf Life Saving Club held an extremely well attended Annual Club Do and Presentation evening at Hayle Rugby Club on Saturday 28 January 2012 to celebrate their successes throughout 2011, their 50th Anniversary year.  It was decided that a change of venue was needed due to the amount of members the Club now has and instead of a sit down meal everyone brought a plate of food for the...

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Annual Christmas Day Swim A Great Success in 50th Year
Dec26

Annual Christmas Day Swim A Great Success in 50th Year

Hayle Surf Life Saving Club’s annual Christmas Day swim was a great success in their 50th anniversary year with probably one of the biggest turn outs since records began and a lot of “newbys” taking part. The relative balmy temperatures compared with last year’s -3 degrees centigrade helped but it was really just a reflection of the tremendous support the Club has received all year from its members, their family and friends. The tide...

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