Military Lifeguard Trials

Adventurous Training Lifeguard Trials Newquay

£59.50 pp

2 hrs
Over 8
Real lifeguarding and surf rescue trials
Morning session of lifeguard training
Afternoon coasteer and SUP casualty scenarios
Industry-leading and lifeguard qualified instructors
Our Lifeguard Trials were born out of a request from the RAF looking to provide their servicemen and women with a comprehensive course in watersport skills & safety.
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What's Included

  • Industry-leading SUP, wilderness and coasteer instructors – all lifeguard qualified
  • Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, super SUP and paddles provided
  • Warm-up, safety briefing and kit checks before launch
  • Correct techniques for lifeguarding rescue and coasteering skills
  • Range of instruction on rescue techniques, casualty management and first aid
  • Heated changing rooms
  • Hot outdoor showers and separate male & female toilets
  • On-site storage and lock boxes for your valuables
  • Discount card for apres surf food and drink at local cafes and eateries
  • Customer discount at Newquay’s Rip Curl store (15%)


Devised to be practical and motivating and, since its subsequent success, both the Army and Navy have adopted the challenge as part of their Adventure Training Courses. Join the long line of happy customers and see for yourself how we could improve a different side to your troops!  Painstakingly designed to offer just the right balance of physical challenges, intellectually demanding exercises and transferable operational skills, our Lifeguard Trials tick all the boxes for military training.

Our Adventure Training courses are intended to run hand in hand with the Tri-Services’ high standards and core values of developing leadership, teamwork and stamina. We have also worked hard to incorporate and boost other personal qualities such as awareness, communication and courage that are necessary to enhance operational effectiveness.


Our Lifeguard Trials are a full day event, neatly divided into two fun sessions with a break for lunch.


On arrival at the Newquay Activity Centre HQ, our team of friendly lifeguard-qualified instructors will lead you down to Fistral beach where you’ll learn to perform some fundamental lifesaving skills. The skills you learn are a current part of the internationally recognised beach lifeguard training course (SLSGB), so you will be receiving the same training as today’s operational lifeguards. As part of the course you will also be practicing the following training and techniques:

  • A board rescue
  • A tube rescue
  • Rescuing an unconscious casualty
  • Casualty lifts and carries
  • Dealing with a 1st response casualty
  • Identifying rip currents & tackling waves
  • Basic first aid skills


With the theory behind us, it’s time to begin the real action! Depending on the tide and the level of adrenaline troops are seeking, we’ll lead you on one of our many technical and award-winning coasteers. Coasteering can be physically demanding yet it remains a hugely fun and popular extreme sport.

Troops will be given a point-to-point orienteering exercise which they will complete under the watchful eyes of our expert instructors. This is where they’ll learn to climb and traverse efficiently along Newquay’s craggy cliffs.

Exposed to a certain degree of danger, they will also negotiate natural rapids, sluices and whirlpools before attempting heart stopping sea cliff jumps. Having been exposed to such risk in an unfamiliar ocean environment, troops will also have the opportunity to develop their fear management techniques.


If that’s not enough, we’ll also throw in a testing rescue scenario for the troops to resolve. With the SUP anchored 200m off the coast, they will have to devise a rescue and evacuation plan, drawing upon skills delivered during the morning session.

Then, working as a team, they will have to paddle the casualty back to shore on our Super SUP. In doing so, their stamina, endurance and navigation skills will be put to one final demanding test before reaching terra firma.


Our Military AT Activities Our adventure weekends are developed to be the perfect combination of adrenaline fuelled fun and essential sea safety for the entire session! Work on your resilience while navigating tides, rip currents, rocks, the role of lifeguards and basic first aid; once you know about them, it is hard to forget them.  We have years of experience in dealing with Military groups and are proud to have sign an official military convenant, along with working alongside Help For Heros to deliver activities for our veterans.

We have 3 sister companies, Women + Waves, Bodyboard-Holidays and Outdoor Activity Instructor Academy.

Our team of professionals have years of personal experience underpinning their qualifications and a wealth of knowledge to share. You’ll gain more than just new confidence on our coastal adventures in Newquay.


We take huge pride in providing the Adventure Training and offering an amazing experience for our military personnel.  Don’t just take our word for it though, our reviews back this up!  We have over 3000 5 star Tripadvisor reviews and some amazing Google reviews…

We’re number one rated for Outdoor Activities in Newquay for a reason!


We are licensed by AALA (Adventure Activities Licensing Authority) and are a recognised Training centre for SLSGB (Surf Life Saving Great Britain), the only one in Newquay.

Our instructors are trained and qualified to the following standards:

  • International Surfing Association Level 1 or  Level 2
  • SLSGB Beach Lifeguard
  • Inhouse trained to use GoPro’s and to deliver specific Newquay Activity Centre lesson packages
  • Instructors have followed our 3 week Intensive Surf Instructor Course or our 3 month long Outdoor Activity Instructor Academy Course
  • Many of our surf instructors are also signed off in house to deliver video analysis and surf skate training


You can learn more about our instructors qualifications and what they mean on our blog.


We are 3 x Cornwall Tourism Awards Winner and 1 x South West Tourism Awards Winner

As well as the general public we have also delivered activities for a number of special clients including:

  • The England Rugby team
  • England Surfing Team
  • BBC Radio One
  • The Gadget Show
  • The Sunday Times
  • Cristian Dior


We are the number 1 choice for all local schools including:

  • Newquay Tretherras
  • Newquay Treviglas
  • Newquay Junior School
  • Mawgan in Pydar School
  • Cornwall College


Our safety record is unblemished, as we work alongside the RNLI to ensure conditions and activities are appropriate for our activities.  We also hold an Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority Licence (AALA) which ensures our standards are maintained at all times and checked by external bodies, we hold extensive public indemnity insurance with up to £10,000,000 cover, so you know you’re in safe hands, whatever outdoor activity you decide to do with us.

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