Nippers complete 60k run

Sunday 13th June saw the kick-off of our Porthmawr60 events. The nippers plus coaches completed 60k of 1k runs. The nippers and juniors had 53 trainee lifeguards in the race from ages 7 – 13 with the help and encouragement of eight coaches also running the course.

61 all told and the first event goal completed with £120 donated at the beach.

Well done Nippers!


Next up we have 5k board paddles round the bay with individuals or groups picking their own time slots. AND 1k or 2k swims starting next Sunday at 11:00. Aiming for 60 kilometres totals in the coming weeks.

PS Coxy is trying to beat his 60 minutes late routine!

Juniors and Nipper Training 2021

Training for the above groups has already started this year. It is every Sunday at 12:00 for Juniors and at 14:00 for Nippers BUT please check the Porthmawr Facebook page first

All new members will need to fill in the membership form and COVID Declaration form as per the Membership page and familiarise them selves with the club and Surf Life Saving Wales Policies.

We look forward to meeting new members and hope you all have a great time on the beach.

Committee members elected at online AGM

This years AGM was held via Microsoft Teams software 10th Feb 2021 and the following officials were elected to the committee.

  1. Richard Cox – Chairman
  2. Stu Penfold – Secretary
  3. Sophie David – Treasurer
  4. Mattie McCleod-Baikie – Club Captain
  5. Mal Brown – Membership Secretary
  6. Jeff Rogers – Webmaster
  7. Jon David – Head Coach
  8. Sean Ellison
  9. Martin Charlton
  10. Daf Price
  11. Jeremy Wadia
  12. Matthew Brown


The COVID Season 2020

Starting with the pre-COVID New Years Day Swim hosted by the hard working St Davids Penknife Club the season became a short summer with disinfectants, social distancing and general care. A few stalwarts still managed to provide Lifeguard cover integrating with RNLI shifts and personal training at Whitesands.  No organised group trainings were held due to the complexity of adhering to guidelines and the various permission forms.

So here are the stats from Porthmawr SLSC for the 2020 season where we achieved an enormous amount of volunteer hours picking up the shortfall from the RNLI services.

We patrolled 254 hours – the equivalent to about 30 full days

We had 10 Assists, 9 rescues, 4 major first aids and 1 minor ( we were asking people to deal with their own minors in most circumstances), and 3 missing children.


Lets hope that next year we can all get together down at the beach!

New Committe elected for 2019/2020 at AGM

At the recent AGM various officer reports were made about the previous successful season.  Jon David stepped down as Club Captain due to overwhelming work commitments and was commended and thanked by the Chairman and committee.

The new season has already begun with Nipper Surf Skills on Saturdays at 14:00 and Nipper Coaching on Sundays at 14:00.

Senior training night is 18:00 on Mondays.  A new App will be trialled in order to communicate between groups.


The new committee was elected as follows :

  1. Richard Cox – Chairman
  2. Stu Penfold – Secretary
  3. Sophie David – Treasurer
  4. Moritz Neumann – Club Captain
  5. Daf Price – Vice Captain
  6. Dave Walters
  7. Jo Tilley-Walters
  8. Jeff Rogers – Webmaster
  9. Dr Steve Riley
  10. Sean Ellison
  11. Matthew McCleod-Baikie
  12. Luke Brooks


2019 Nippers

Nippers membership registration commences at 13:00 on Easter Sunday 21st April. PORTHMAWR SLSC looks forward to seeing you there!

Please come early for registration as training will start at 14:00. – bring wetsuits!