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Bare naked ladies surf in the nude

12:15 11 October 2011

NAKED surfers raised a few eyebrows during one of the busiest weekends of the year on Woolacombe Beach.

NAKED surfers raised a few eyebrows during one of the busiest weekends of the year on Woolacombe Beach.


Woolacombe RNLI lifeguards get more than they bargain for as naked lady surfers hit the waves during one of the busiest weekends on the beach.

LIFEGUARDS at Woolacombe Beach got more than they bargained for during one of their busiest weekends of the year when two stark naked female surfers were spotted amongst the waves.

They had obviously been so eager to hit the surf they had forgotten their wetsuits and were keen to enjoy the last day of summer on Sunday morning of last week.

Peter Kelly, who had been surfing with his wife nearby, saw the bare faced drama unfold:

“It was about 10am, perfect weather, small waves and about 30 people in the water, with the beach filling up with folks and families taking advantage of the mini heat wave,” he told the Gazette.

“Then the lifeguard tannoy sounded with message of something like: ‘Attention in the water. The two young ladies who are naked surfing near the rocks, can you please leave the water as this is a family beach.’

“A (lucky) lifeguard paddled over to them and they exited the water after about 10 minutes, strategically using the board to cover their dignity.”

A group of people who had been camping on the grass by the car park appeared to know the girls and they were cheered by a small crowd as they left the water.

Robbie Lamb, RNLI lifeguard supervisor added: “It’s not something we see every day at Woolacombe, but the two ladies were obviously enjoying the lovely sunshine and surf conditions.

“The RNLI lifeguards on duty gave them a bit of safety advice on where to surf and what to do should they get in difficulty.”

An RNLI spokesperson also told the Gazette it was thought the pair had been supporting their friend Adam Goodlad, as he attempted to break the world record for non stop surfing with a 28 hours marathon. They were also thought to be raising awareness for breast cancer.

Spurred on by such sights, Adam, from Exeter, did indeed break the record by surfing for 28 hours and two minutes to break the current world record by two hours. He was also raising money for the Exeter Leukaemia Fund.

Using an Australian Hot Brewz surfboard, he began his record attempt at 1pm on Saturday, surfing right through until 5.02pm on Sunday.

The busy weekend saw lifeguards rescue a 57-year-old body boarder who got into difficulty as well as assist a 17-year-old girl who became unwell and was treated by ambulance paramedics.

Anyone who would like to donate towards Adam’s fund raising efforts can go to

* WERE you one of the two ladies spotted surfing “au naturelle” at Woolacombe on Sunday, October 2? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Call the Gazette on (01271) 345056 or email

1 comment

  • Lucky that the lifeguards were there to PROTECT the INNOCENT CHILDREN from the HORRIFIC SPECTACLE that is the human body. Fancy trying to raise awareness for breast cancer, instead of HIDING their NAKED SHAME. *tut*

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    Charlie King

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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