Tuesday 28 June 2016


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Monday 19 May 2014

Women In Waves 1st June 2014

Women in Waves event on the 1st June at Exmouth, come along to have a go at board paddling, stand up and prone as well as surf swimming with expert coaches.  All wrapped up with a social at the end of the day.

Click image below for more information and to book!

 Women in Waves

Sunday 16 March 2014

Sophie Waddell

We wish you a very happy birthday


Wednesday 1 January 2014


Hes Back!!!

A Exmouth Beach Rescue Lifeguard is a friend to all, be it spaniel or fish or tiny mole!

Always here to lend a helping hand
The result of Jim bravely entering the water with Keith to rescue this beloved pet resulted in the FIDO
 The first in dog out bravery award.

Exmouth Christmas Swim 2013

The Exmouth Christmas swim was once again upon us with our junior members turning out in force for their festive dip

The Hoppins Slatters Tidballs and Waddells were families out in force as multiple generations took to the water for this incredible event. 

heres a few pics from the festivities.

Tuesday 12 November 2013


You decided to bring one of your birthday cakes down to your surf lifesaving club to share with your brothers and sisters of the sea, there is a good chance a bit of play will precede the feasting!


You were a Beach Lifeguard, You had just passed your Inshore Rescue Boat Exam and you had a landmark birthday such as your 18th coming up.

Its only fair that you deserved a birthday cake! in fact two as young Kierron's parents decided.

Undeniably some fantastic cakes!

Friday 23 August 2013

Exmouth Voluntary Guard teach the St Johns Ambulance cadets of Bristol

This week specially trained lifeguard coaches Ashley Jones and David Tidball trained over 50 children in Lifeguard skills as part of their summer holiday outdoor activities camp. Exmouth Beach Rescue Club has over the past few years pioneered the Junior Lifeguard course created by Surf Life Saving Great Britain (SLSGB).

 “Last year we were approached by the St Johns Ambulance Trust to teach their inner city kids. That try out of 20 kids proved so successful over 50 children booked a course this year” said Ashley Jones. “We were surprised so many children, who spend so little time in salt-water, wanted to immerse themselves in lifeguarding. they responded well and enjoyed themselves making their week at the beach a milestone event in their young lives.”

Over 3 days the EBRC volunteers taught, beach safety, environmental awareness, beach exercise and first aid to the St Johns cadets. In the afternoon the children were encouraged to explore the sea, through wading, swimming and board skills.

David “Tids” Tidball pointed out “The skills set they acquired were no where as physical as the skill set we developed for the Exeter Chiefs , but our training and assessment ability helps us establish safe boundries for all levels of ability to explore and develop their potential as individuals and within a team”

Tids extensive contacts as the owner operator of The Tad Shop enabled him to secure the use of “The Monster” a 5 metre inflatable paddling platform which gave all the kids of endless fun!

Monday 10 June 2013

26/5/13 Press Release

Double rescue for volunteer lifeguards in near drowning. A dramatic rescue of two men took place at Exmouth today. Volunteer Lifeguards from Exmouth Beach Rescue Club were on their first official patrol of the season when the drama unfolded. Shortly after 11:30 the two men from Exeter were plucked from the water between Foxholes car park and Orcombe Point just seconds before they both drowned. Club Senior Lifeguard Nigel Snowshall said, “We were just over an hour into our first patrol when one of our Guards spotted a swimmer heading a considerable distance from the shore. It soon became clear that another swimmer was also heading the same way. Due to the strong outgoing spring tide, a rescue paddleboard was launched from our outpost at Orcombe Point to intercept the swimmers and give safety advice. It quickly became evident that both swimmers were having difficulties in the strong currents and were both struggling to stay afloat. The Arancia rescue boat was immediately launched from our main base at Foxholes to assist in the rescue. Local Stand Up Paddleboarders assisted the first Lifeguard on scene to secure both patients and helped return them to shore for treatment.” One casualty required oxygen therapy and was treated for suspected Hypothermia whilst waiting for the ambulance. Club Lifeguards assisted the ambulance crews with the treatment of both casualties. Local paddleboarders and a local ex nurse all assisted in dealing with the incident. Both men were taken to hospital by ambulance following the incident for follow up treatment. The Incident is thought to have taken place when the man in his twenties ventured too far out having been caught in the strong tide. One of his two carers, believed to be in his fifties, went to assist him but got into difficulties as the tide swept both men out to sea. Mr Snowshall said “We are very grateful for the assistance received from the local people, in an incident of this nature it’s all hands on deck and the most simple help can be invaluable. It is essential for anyone undertaking activities in the sea to seek up to date safety advice before they start. Tidal conditions can take even the most experienced people by surprise and can be very deceiving. Outgoing Spring tides can be particularly dangerous to the unprepared water user.” Later in the day Club volunteers were called to deal with a medical emergency when a 27year old lady, who was 5 months pregnant suffered chest pains and was hyperventilating. Club Lifeguard Maff Richardson, a paramedic with South West Ambulance Service Trust, treated the lady before the ambulance arrived and she was taken to hospital for further treatment. Soon after a man in his seventies fell from the sea wall opposite the Volunteer Lifeguard headquarters and suffered minor back injuries. The man continued his day out following treatment by Club Volunteer Lifeguards. Other incidents dealt with by Club members during the day were a lost child and a child locked in the toilets.

2/6/13 Press Release

Volunteer Lifeguards at Exmouth are warning people of the dangers from disposable barbeques being used on the beach after a four year old girl received serious burns from the hot sand during a family visit to the beach on Sunday. The Polish family from Heathfield near Newton Abbot were on a day trip to Exmouth when the incident occurred. Volunteer Lifeguards from Exmouth Beach Rescue Club treated the girl before sending her to the Exmouth Minor Injuries Unit for further treatment. Club spokesman Nigel Snowshall said “We were alerted to the incident by a member of the public who witnessed the incident. A family member removed the disposable barbeque from the sand in order to dispose of it. Unfortunately the little girl walked across the area where the barbeque had been and fell onto one hand receiving serious burns to her left foot and hand”. “People do not realise how hot the sand gets underneath these barbeques and how long it stays hot for. We regularly deal with these incidents despite our efforts to advise people of the risks. We have worked with local Firefighters and East Devon District Council in an effort to promote the safe use and disposal of these types of barbeques popular with beach goers. We have managed to reduce incidents of bin fires along the beach caused by careless disposal but are still experiencing many burns caused by the hot sand”. “We definitely don’t want to spoil peoples’ fun but would urge them to take note of the following safety advice”. Have the barbeque away from any combustible materials. Never leave the barbeque unattended and supervise children closely when cooking. When finished, allow the barbeque to cool before handling it. Use water to ensure the barbeque is completely extinguished but do so carefully to avoid steam burns. Use water to cool the sand underneath the site and rake the sand around with a bucket or spade to allow the heat to dissipate. Finally do not put the barbeque in the bin, leave it next to the bin for disposal. This will prevent any risk of a bin fire. Mr Snowshall said “The club will step up its campaign on barbeque safety. These are serious burns that people are receiving. Burns like this can remain very painful for weeks with the risk of infection and other complications. Burns on the feet are particularly difficult to treat and keep clean and can render a person unable to walk for some time”.

Rescue 2014

a council donation

Voluntarily restored with enthusiasm and endless energy across the ages. 

The organisation's door has been open since 1986 and now we welcome you to Orcombe Point

Your clubs had quite a weekend!

Nigel and Tom's service was requested to be part of the water safety team in IRBs ensuring that no difficulties suffered by the swimmers were anything but minor, 

while back in Exmouth our own IRB was tasked with providing safety cover on the infamous Fairway Buoy swim run by the 

alongside our normal volunteer lifeguard patrols at both Maer Rocks and Orcombe point!

An incredible feat and a fantastic national service thats been

  Saving lives since 1986

Fancy a dip at Orcombe Point on your sundays?


Monday 3 June 2013

Matt Round Captures the.....

Big day with his phenomenal talent

BBC Spotlight


Beach Flag Hospitality Gandhi Style

We welcomed the legendary watermen  Steve West and Jamie Mitchell to the club recently, the advice was fantastic and to meet them and get to know them a true honour. 

Jamie Mitchell enjoyed getting back to his surf lifesaving roots so much, he got stuck in to a round of beach flags but was no match for our very own
Suraj 'Elbows' Gandhi 

who wasn't going to let the Aussie get the better of him! 

Monday 20 May 2013

Blackmore Theatre, 10 Bicton Street, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2RU

See You There

one more sleep :)

Rotary Club Walk and Ride

Following on from last year we once again ventured out to Bicton for the beautiful walk around the East Devon countryside.

we even made the Paper

We will update you with our total monies raised once the collections are all in, but a fabulous effort from our youngsters with epic support from some of the parents and our very own David Tidball

Thursday 25 April 2013

Pumped up By Mitcho!

Jamie Mitchell is a huge deal for Exmouth!

Get Paddling!!!!!

Jamie Mitchell is going to 'Hit the Muff Hard'


April 18, 2013  /  Steve West


Are proud to announce they will be sponsoring


with Jamie Mitchell the 10 times winner of the Molokai Crossing. 
This man is a legend and he’ll be at our Lifeguard Hut 
Tuesday 21st May 2013 to coach YOU and demonstrate his art.

BBQ. Weather depending . . .

This is a day for serious watermen who want to develop their skills . Steve West, renowned author, expert OC and SUP coach and 2 time winner of the Molokai OC6 race will be on hand to assist.

Cost £30 (on top of the sponsors contribution). 
To book contact Tids tidders@tadshop.com
Mobile 078 1111 0711

After a day of training you can watch his film
“Decade of Dominance” (and even buy a signed copy).

An  iconoclastic figure in the world of ocean paddle and surf sports, his achievements to date, have carved his name into the 'all-time' history books, as the, 'World's Best Ever Prone Paddleboarder', amassing an astonishing 10x consecutive World Title, Moloka`i to O`ahu Paddleboard Race wins. However, Jamie is very much more than a prone paddleboarder, being quite simply, one of the world's most accomplished and talented waterman ever.

Since entering the world of SUP, drawing on his outrigger canoeing skills, he has been both a Battle of the Paddle and ISA SUP Champion. Since 2002 he has dominated nearly every competition he has entered. As a big wave surfer, Jamie has been invited to some of the world’s most elite big wave riding events, including the Tow-in World Cup and the Mavericks Paddle-in contest. In 2007 Jamie was nominated in Billabong’s XXL Big Wave Awards, for a massive wave ridden at Todos Santos, Mexico.
Outside of competition, Jamie has earned membership into the notorious 30/20 Club, a brotherhood of elite watermen who have paddled 30 miles, or more, through open-ocean in addition to having ridden 20 foot waves in the traditional paddle-in method, unaided by a tow-in vehicle. For Jamie, the ocean is more than the blue area on a map or a weekend destination. To him, it is a way of life and an arena to embrace, explore and experience some of the greatest moments of his life.

Huge Thanks to Steve West who is one of the world's foremost ocean sports writers, educators and ocean sports participants, with a career spanned across some 40 years, as a professional windsurfer during some of its foremost pioneering days, some 20 years involvement with the sport of outrigger canoeing throughout the Pacific, as a writer, researcher and competitor and for the past 7 years a full time involvement with stand up paddle boarding. 

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Inshore Flood Awareness Boat Exam

On The 23rd to the 24th of February 2013 in Exeter a flood awareness exam was attended and sat by a number of our members here are a few of the days pics.

Sunday 17 March 2013

Hadrian Eat Your Heart Out!

Thanks to Ian Smith, Chris Smith, Nathan Lapwood and a young Chippendale wannabe Kieron Dinsdale.

A partition  wall was erected to help with separate changing facilities at the club, 

Thanks to these artisans it was built in a few hours with refreshments and bacon sandwiches supplied by Mrs BK. A big thank you to Jewsons for supplying all the materials ..

 And a big THANK YOU to all involved