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Byline: The crew of Rhyl lifeboat station were invited along to learn more about the processes and situations involved in learning to kite surf at Rhyl’s newest beach attraction, sited between the Sun Centre and the RNLI lifeboat station.
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They were met on site by Simon Jones of Pro Kite Surfing (www.prokitesurfing.co.uk) , who has set up a new kite surfing school in the building behind the refreshment kiosk next to Rhyl’s Sun Centre, about 150 metres from the lifeboat station. From here, Simon is able to instruct new recruits, and also help experienced kite surfers get the best out of the facilities and good seas and beach at Rhyl.

 Simon is very aware of the health and safety aspects of the sport, and to this end, invited Rhyl crew along to see how the equipment is rigged up and de-rigged in an emergency, also to demonstrate the hand signals needed to effect a safe recovery of both the casualty and the kite should something go wrong, requiring the asistance of the RNLI.

The crew were very impressed with all the safety aspects of the sport. Martin Jones, Rhyl RNLI lifeboat coxswain says ” We are very happy to liaise with Simon on this new venture on Rhyl beach. It is helpful that any rescue boat knows the instructions to give to a surfer to effect a rescue, should it be needed. This has added a much-needed asset to the great facilities on our beach. In fact, some of the crew were so impressed, they are looking to sign up to Simon for a course in the sport!”

 

Byline: The crew of Rhyl lifeboat station were invited along to learn more about the processes and situations involved in learning to kite surf at Rhyl's newest beach attraction, sited between the Sun Centre and the RNLI lifeboat station.
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They were met on site by Simon Jones of Pro Kite Surfing (www.prokitesurfing.co.uk) , who has set up a new kite surfing school in the building behind the refreshment kiosk next to Rhyl's Sun Centre, about 150 metres from the lifeboat station. From here, Simon is able to instruct new recruits, and also help experienced kite surfers get the best out of the facilities and good seas and beach at Rhyl.

 Simon is very aware of the health and safety aspects of the sport, and to this end, invited Rhyl crew along to see how the equipment is rigged up and de-rigged in an emergency, also to demonstrate the hand signals needed to effect a safe recovery of both the casualty and the kite should something go wrong, requiring the asistance of the RNLI.

The crew were very impressed with all the safety aspects of the sport. Martin Jones, Rhyl RNLI lifeboat coxswain says " We are very happy to liaise with Simon on this new venture on Rhyl beach. It is helpful that any rescue boat knows the instructions to give to a surfer to effect a rescue, should it be needed. This has added a much-needed asset to the great facilities on our beach. In fact, some of the crew were so impressed, they are looking to sign up to Simon for a course in the sport!"