Surf Life Saving GB National Championships

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Following the success of the 2017 event, Holywell Bay Surf Life Saving Club is proud to be hosting the 2018 national championships. Taking place from 18-25 August surf lifesaving clubs from across the country will compete, involving children and adults alike. Surf lifesaving clubs offer training in lifesaving skills and sea rescue and are an integral part of many coastal communities.

What is Surf Life Saving?

Surf Life Saving Clubs have been running since the 1960s. From the age of below seven years to the over 60’s, clubs provide training on the skills required to save lives at sea. Run by volunteers club members train regularly and have their skills tested at competitions.

Will we be able to visit the beach if we’re not involved?

Yes. The beach at Holywell is ideally suited to such an event, being large enough to accommodate the competition as well as welcome those wishing to enjoy spending a day on the beach. 
The organisers hope that the spectacle will prove fascinating and entertaining to many who might be unfamiliar with Surf Life Saving.

I’m a National Trust member and coming to the championship. Can I park in the Trust car park?

So we can welcome everyone to Holywell, we ask all those involved in the championship to use the designated parking provided at Trevornick. National Trust members will be able to park there for a modest charge of £2 and shuttle buses will be provided. The National Trust car park will be open from 9am until 9pm for all other visitors.

Can I camp overnight in the Trust car park?

No overnight camping is permitted at the National Trust car park or on any Trust owned land without prior permission.

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