New for 2024! Free photography with all activities!

*(Subject to conditions)

Lifeguard Trials

Lifeguard Trials

£99 pp

4 hrs
Over 8
Real lifeguarding and surf rescue skills taught with paddle boards and rescue tubes
3 epic activities across a full day of fun and learning
Highly experienced and knowledgeable instructors
 Free photography for you with this activity!*
Combining three epic ocean activities, (rescue skills, coasteering, super SUP) our Lifeguard Trials were born out of a special request from the RAF.
Play Video

What's Included

  • Industry leading coasteer, lifeguard skills and paddle board instructors
  • Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets and hi-visibility rash vests are provided
  • Full safety briefing and kit checks
  • Comprehensive instruction on correct techniques for traversing, jumping and water entry / exits
  • Hot outdoor showers and separate male & female toilets
  • On-site storage and lockers for valuables
  • 10% off further Newquay Activity Centre adventures
  • Visiting with your dog? We have a selection of dog-friendly options to make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun! Get in touch via our online chat to find out more today.
  • Marine and coastal wildlife information along the route, along with coastal heritage
  • 2-minute beach clean along the route to help keep our coastlines safe
  • Some inquisitive and friendly seals if you’re lucky
  • Discount card for apres adventure food/drink at local eateries and bars
     15% discount at Newquay’s Rip Curl store


Our Lifeguard Trials are neatly divided into two fun sessions consisting of three overall activities with a halfway break for lunch.


On arrival at the Newquay Activity Centre, our team of friendly lifeguard-qualified instructors will lead you down to the beach where you’ll learn to perform some fundamental lifesaving skills. These skills are an existing part of the internationally recognised beach lifeguard training course SLSGB. The session will be pitched at a suitable level to suit the dynamic of your group.

After some fun warm ups and friendly hello’s, you will set out to learn the following skills that are delivered to you through fun competitions and challenges:

  • Board rescues
  • Tube rescues
  • Rescuing an unconscious casualty
  • Dealing with a 1st response casualty
  • Identifying rip currents & tackling waves
  • Basic first aid skills



Depending on the tide, your preference of adrenaline and your area of interest, we’ll work with you to find the perfect afternoon coasteering and super SUP adventure. We have the North Coast Challenge and Adventure Gulley for the thrill seekers, the Heritage Coasteer for the cultured adrenaline junkies and the Low Tide Coasteer for the environmentally minded.

Imagine clambering through old smugglers’ caves, climbing up rocks & traversing cliffs.  Watching incredible marine life in its natural habitat, negotiating natural rapids and enjoying whirlpools before attempting adrenaline-fuelled sea cliff jumps; that’s what coasteering is all about!

Whilst enjoying the fun of our epic coasteering routes, you will safely-yet-unexpectedly be thrown into a mock rescue scenario! Once your instructor gives the call, you will cast your mind back to the mornings lesson and devise a rescue and evacuation plan for your staged casualty. Think on your feet and assess the situation to prove you’ve got what it takes to overcome the challenges facing you and your crew.

As well as counting on each other, you will also be able to call in the aid of our nearby super SUP to help get your casualty to safety. Once free of the crags and cliffs and with a successful rescue under your belt, you will have the chance to explore the coast using your new rescue craft.

Learn how to paddle effectively and how to work as a team to navigate this giant stand up paddle board around the dramatic coastline of Newquay. Use this super sized floating platform of fun as a base to run, jump, splash and paddle your way through the crystal-clear waters before returning back to base.


Our experienced instructors will be there for your safety, encouragement, and as a fountain of knowledge during the lifesaving, coasteering and stand up paddle boarding activities. Being in the water is second nature to them and you’ll definitely feel this energy and passion as they go the extra mile to give you a truly memorable experience.


Our coastal adventures are developed to be the perfect combination of adrenaline fuelled fun and essential sea safety. Tides, rip currents, rocks, the role of lifeguards and basic first aid; once you know about them, it is hard to forget them.

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 best Coastal Adventures and offering an amazing experience for our guests.  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. We are also a British Canoeing Delivery Partner which is a testament to our constant high standards of paddlesports delivery.

Our instructors are trained and qualified to the following standards:

  • International Surfing Association Level 1 or  Level 2
  • SLSGB Beach Lifeguard
  • Training delivered during our 3 month Outdoor Activity Instructor Course
  • Ongoing inhouse 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.

Book Now

If you don’t see availability for the date you would like then please contact us using our Online Chat or by calling 01637 877722

Searching Availability...

More Adventures