Safety paramount for SLS GB – British Life Saving Sport Surf Championships

We are delighted to confirm that all competitors at this year’s British Life Saving Sport Surf Championships will be provided with a specially designed safety rash vest. As an organisation that aims to make people fitter and safer by the sea, the safety of competitors is of paramount importance. This new move is in line with International Life Saving guidelines, following the tragic death of a 14 year old at the Australian Nationals earlier this year.
To ensure safety of all competitors, these rash vests are obligatory in all races. To read more go to the SLSGB website…


Coastguard warning of coastal dangers after three cliff incidents in two days

After three separate cliff incidents of people getting cut off by the tide in only two days the Coastguard is urging people to check the tides as all three incidents were avoidable.
Ros Evans, Watch Manager, Portland Coastguard said:
“All of these incidents could have been avoided, if people check the tides. We currently have high spring tides at the moment, and we have also had several areas where the cliff structure is changing due to the natural effects of the weather.
We would remind anyone going on a visit to the beach, to make sure they check the tide times and heed any warning signs relevant to the area they are visiting. Areas of the coast that have a history of unstable cliffs have warning signs displayed for that reason. Please make sure you if you are visiting these areas, that you read them and understand what they mean”.
In you see anyone in trouble at the coast, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.  Read more on the MCA website…