Watergate Bay SLSC provides high quality Surf Lifesaving, swimming, ocean and beach training to children aged 5 upwards.

Our Nippers and Youth benefit from a wide range of activities including RNLI and SAS Education, First Aid courses, surfing lessons with One to One and fitness and strength training all with highly qualified coaches.

Our aim is to provide the lifeguards of tomorrow with training to help keep themselves and others safe whilst enjoying our wonderful beaches – and know what to do if an emergency arose!


Surf Life training is split into Summer and Winter seasons.

Our summer training is beach based and runs from May – September and is carried out on Watergate Bay Beach, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Our Winter training is pool based and runs from October – April at Newquay View Holiday Park, Sundays and Mondays.

Children are required to swim a minimum of 50m to join us.

During training children will learn how to keep themselves and others safe on the beach and in the sea.

The older Nippers can perform rescues and first aid and all Nippers are working towards their Life Saving Pathways leading up to their Graduate Lifeguard.


2020 SLS Events

22nd February – Cornish Nipper Stillwater at Penzance Pool
7th March 4-9pm – Cornish Youth Stillwater at Carn Brea Pool
14th March 4-9pm – Cornish Senior/Master Stillwater at Carn Brea Pool
18th March – SLS Cornwall AGM
28th-29th March – SLSGB National Nipper Stillwater at Cardiff Pool
18th April – SLSGB National Youth Stillwater at Cardiff Pool
19th April – SLSGB National Open/Masters Stillwater at Cardiff Pool
6th June – St Ives Biathlon
13th June – GB Trials at Exmouth
16th June – Epic Bay Paddle Exmouth
18th June – Joe Way Paddle Newquay Harbour
20th June – Longest Day Sidmouth
20th June – Max Hocking Fun Day Hayle Sands
20th June – Crantock Biathlon
4th-5th July – Cornish Nippers Perranporth TBC
11th-12th July – Cornish Youth/Masters Portreath
18th July – Icon Classic North Devon
25th July – Ocean Perf Event Portreath
1st August – Cornish Seniors Perranporth TBC
8th – 9th August – SLSGB Masters Surf at Branksome Chine
10th August – SLSGB National IRB Championships Branksome Chine
11th – 12th August – SLSGB National Youth Surf at Branksome Chine
14th – 15th August – SLSGB National Nipper Surf at Branksome Chine
29th – 30th August – SLSGB Senior Nationals
5th September – Perranporth Triathlon and Aquathon
18th September – 5th October – World Championships – Interclub, Masters and Seniors, Surf Boats, IRB at Livorno Italy
27th September – Gyllyngvase Endless Summer Swim

Check back regularly for any changes to this schedule!