Coastal Adventures

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
All kit provided
Combining three epic ocean activities, (rescue skills, coasteering, super SUP) our Lifeguard Trials were born out of a special request from the RAF.

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.

Here at Newquay Activity Centre we have the necessary qualifications and experience to consistently maintain a high level of safety and fun. We are a two-time Gold award winner at the Cornwall Tourism Awards and a Gold award winner at the South West Tourism Awards.



Our purpose-designed centre, conveniently located near Towan beach, is your one-stop shop for ocean adventure activities in Newquay. When you book with Newquay Activity Centre, you get the care, attention, knowledge and feedback that you need.


We have hot outdoor showers, heated changing rooms, lockers for valuables, separate male & female toilets and clothing storage. We also have a hire centre for all of your needs after your lesson.

Book online today or contact us via our online chat and our friendly team will be more than happy to answer your questions. Book tomorrow’s activity today!

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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

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