There are two different sides to Surf Life Saving.


During the Summer, (May to October) all the training takes place on the West Side of Porthmeor Beach. Training is fun yet educational and involves both beach and ocean events including Beach Sprints, Beach Flags, Boards & Ski Races, Swims and team events too.


During  the Winter, (October to May) we are based at St Ives Leisure Centre where all training takes place in the pool. 

Again, training is fun and split into sessions dependent on age groups. Fun training includes swim and board races, medley  and board relays, manikin tow and tube rescues.


Due to the mix of abilities after an initial assessment you will be advised in to which session you will be allocated.


We offer all new members a free trial session to give it a go without committing, although we know that once you try you really will be hooked!


Winter Season 

October - April (Exact dates to be confirmed)

Section Ages  
Sand Hopper 5-6

Saturdays 3.00pm-4.00pm 5, 6 & 7 Year Olds


Nipper 7-13

Saturdays 3.00pm- 4.00pm 7-10 Year Olds

(Born in 2008, 2009 & 2010)

Saturdays 4.00pm- 5.00pm 11-13 Year Olds

(Born in 2007, 2006 & 2005)

Juniors & Youth 13-19 Saturdays 5.00pm- 6.00pm
Seniors & Masters 19+ Saturdays 5.00pm-6.00pm


Summer Season

May - October (Exact dates to be confirmed)

Section Ages  
Sand Hopper 5-6 Saturdays 4pm-6pm
Nipper 7-13

Saturdays 4pm-6pm

Wednesday 6pm-8pm For Comp Prep

Juniors & Youth 13-19

Tuesdays 6pm-8pm

Thursdays 6pm-8pm

Seniors & Masters 19+ Thursdays 6pm - 8pm