- 30 May 2001
Me too, maybe we met there sometime, I was the prat trying hard to paddle out to catch a wave but rarely succeeding. Still never needed a lifeguard.In all the years we had childhood holidays in Cornwall, I don't remember ever hearing about a lifeguard being anywhere, or of any casualties. I know Treyarnon fairly well as we used to surf there, an activity which was invariably carried out while lying prone in those days. Everyone knew that it was dangerous until there was an incomng tide. Before that you could swim in the wonderful natural rock pool there. We also played around in small boats and inflatable dinghies. Have people just become more stupid?
IIRC councils asked the RNLI to get involved, initially paid for them then reneged and the RNLI got lumbered permanently with a Baywatch sideline.