Junior surf life savers put their training into action at Summerleaze

There is now a full lifeguard service at Summerleaze and Widemouth beaches, but what happens out of hours? This comes from Bude SLSC: Well, at 7:45pm yesterday evening as the big swell hit high tide, a body boarder got into serious trouble on Summerleaze Beach as he was swept out […]

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£7500 For Bude SLSC

Scott Mann has welcomed news that the Government will give nearly £7,500 to the Bude Surf Life Saving Club as part of a £1million scheme to help teach essential water rescue skills. The club, which has over 250 members, works to patrol beaches and gives the opportunity to both learn and teach lifesaving. Scott Mann said: […]

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Budehaven Teachers in Surf Lifesaving World Championships

On Saturday 3rd September, two Budehaven P.E. teachers, Simon Hammond and Mel Bardsley, joined a 20 person strong Bude SLSC Masters team heading out to compete in the Masters World Surf Lifesaving Championships in Nordwik, Netherlands.   The competition involves water events such as ocean swim, ski paddle, and board races […]

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Dramatic Widemouth Lifeguard Rescue

Yesterday, Clair Roberts happened upon me in Bude and told me there had been a huge amount happening at Widemouth Bay. She agreed to let me share the news for those who weren’t aware. Clair is Mum to Billy, a lifeguard at Widemouth. She said: I think Sam and I […]

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Bude SLSC Poldark Fayre

Next up from Bude Surf Life Saving Club is the Poldark Fayre on 24th September, at 4pm. This is just after the Heritage Festival celebrations finish so what a fabulous day in store, including the famous dog race!. Here’s a video of the Dog Race in 2013, as a little […]

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#Bude Christmas Day Swim, 2015

While brave souls made a dash in a chilly wind and rather big waves, I stood at the sidelines and watched. An amazing spectacle, as ever, in Bude. Sorry, I didn’t move around as much as usual or get as close as usual but still amazing to watch.  

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Half Term Lifeguard Cover on #Bude Beaches

With the October school half term upon us, the RNLI is calling on anyone planning to visit the south west to keep themselves and their families safe by visiting lifeguarded beaches. In Bude, that means Widemouth where RNLI safety cover is provided, or Summerleaze where lifeguard safety cover is provided […]

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Local Heroes #Bude

I’ve taken this from the Bude Surf Living Saving Club News Page because it says it all brilliantly about these two self-effacing characters, both of whom I’ve interviewed in the past,  Vicko and Horace. Well done and well-deserved to both of you! The Bude SLSC website says: Two of Bude […]

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#Christmas Day in #BigUpBude

And what a beautiful day it was down at the beach for the Christmas Day Swim event organised by Bude SLSC.  

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RNLI Patrols End Soon but in #BigUpBude Volunteers Carry On!

This really is what makes #BigUpBude so special. Read on…   The RNLI is preparing to finish its lifeguard patrols on the majority of the region’s beaches this weekend (Sunday 28 September) as the summer draws to a close. However, for those wishing to spend time in the water later […]

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The Bude Christmas Day Swim

Many thanks to our on the spot ‘reporter’, Horace, for this rather more official report on Bude’s fabulous Christmas Day Swim. A massive surf failed to deter another massive crowd turning up at Crooklets Beach for Bude Surf Life Saving Club’s ‘Mike Moyle Christmas Day Swim’. With a good 8 […]

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Vicko’s Santa Fun Run – Bude SLSC

Well, it was a select but fun event as weather put off a few runners, though good to see people supporting the Fun Run from far flung places like Bradworthy. The children looked delightful in their costumes and the adults did not look too bad either (Annie Creo!) It was […]

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Vicko Hits 70

Time for the lovely Vicko to hog the limelight again because the local celebrity, Bude’s Citizen of the Year , is 70 years young today…. Happy Birthday to the Awesome Peter Vickery.….and as promised, a slideshow of photos from this morning’s Vicko Breakfast Bash….  

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Vicko – Bude’s Citizen of the Year

  “this is for the Surf Life Club’s 60th year, not me; it’s for everyone involved”. There are some people you meet in life and you know, whatever happens, you will always remember them. Yesterday, I met one such person, Pete Vickery (Vicko)who is Bude’s Citizen of the Year, though […]

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