Improving Water Safety at Firestone Bay

by Wave after Wave in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 27th May 2021 we successfully raised £15,636 with 244 supporters in 85 days

We're fundraising to make real, practical improvements to safeguard everyone's enjoyment of the beautiful Firestone Bay.

by Wave after Wave in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

With the massive increase in water users over the last year, Wave after Wave was created to make real, practical improvements for everyone's safe enjoyment of the beautiful Firestone Bay. It has been amazing to see how the water has brought communities together during challenging times and we want to do everything we can to ensure everyone stays safe and has fun.

Building on the amazing work of the Making Waves Together project, we have combined with South West SUP and Ace Swimming at Royal William Yard to address some of the safety issues that surround enjoying the water at Firestone Bay. We have already secured funding to provide free use of buoyancy aids from South West SUP. But there's so much more that could be done. 

AIMS

Our first aim is to install a community defibrillator on the beach at Firestone Bay. A defibrillator is a device used to give an electric shock to help restart a patient’s heart when they are in cardiac arrest. 

When someone suffers a cardiac arrest the heart stops and blood is no longer being pumped around their body. The longer they go without emergency life-support, the harder it is to restart their heart. A defibrillator assists in giving a casualty the best possible chance of survival. 

Automatic or semi-automatic defibrillators are easy and safe to use by anyone. The device explains and displays what you need to do. This would be installed and maintained by the South West Ambulance Trust who would also provide community training.

Also we would install a webcam that would provide water users with live conditions meaning everyone could plan their activity better. This would also link to surveillance by harbour authorities and the RNLI providing valuable information in an emergency.

The another aim is to improve signage at all access points. The existing signage needs to be replaced to cover safety risks, rescue services and local information. We would aim to include information on tides, forecasts and recommended activities for the day. Signs are not only important to people who are unfamiliar with the area but also provide important information about the conditions for regular users. 

But also, we aim to improve access to the water through Firestone Arch. Although it is the quickest route onto the water, crossing the steep rocks is a real hazard, especially for any less able group. In the case of an emergency, improved access is also important to a swift and safe response from emergency services.

Lastly, we aim to improve access to watersports for all by running subsidised water safety days and kids' club sessions. As a result of all of these improvements, Firestone Bay would be a much safer place to build community by running larger scale events when restrictions allow. We can support a range of events getting local residents and families out on the water having fun as well as learning how to stay safe. 

The overall aim is for everyone that uses Firestone Bay to stay safe and have fun!

Update due to an extension due to purdah this has been extended by Crowdfunder

Prize Draw for RED SUP 9'6" Compact

Terms and Conditions

Please LEAVE YOUR NAME and contact details and not anonymous donations if you wish to be entered into the prize draw.  All donations £10 or above are eligible for the draw. Any donations made after 9am on 7th June 2021 will NOT gain entry into the draw. One entry per £10 donated. UK entries only. You will have to collect the SUP from SW SUP, PL1 3RP, this prize draw does not include postage.

To enter via post please send to Wave After Wave C/o SW SUP, Firestone Arch, Royal William Yard, Plymouth PL1 3RP

Hosted by Wave After Wave. The draw will take place live on Instagram and independently verified.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

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Awesome Maps

Kindly donated by the awesome JC Surf www.jcsurf.co.uk/ Normal rrp is £24 from www.awesome-maps.com 38" x 22" silk coated, acid free paper Re-writability coating- with a whiteboard marker Thank you JC

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Cycle Alignment Therapy with Womb & Cycle Mentor

An incredibly unique opportunity, 2x 1:1 sessions, with additional text support, designed to bring you into radical alignment with your own, unique menstrual cycle. Using therapeutic techniques from energy healing, breath-work & menstrual cycle awareness, as well as womb yoga & talking therapy, we will create a practical tool kit; empowering you to be empowered by your cycle. Find out more: https://meganheals.com/cyclealignment Thank you Megan

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Bench Allen Gwag Sedher Print

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A SUP lesson with 30 CDO RM STONEHOUSE

A SUP lesson for 6 people, at a BSUPA approved centre but with a difference- delivered by 30 CDO Royal Marines from the Stonehouse Barracks Must be taken between 1st-27 May, also will require a 7 days notice period for booking. This is not normally accessible to civilians so a really unique prize. Thank you to the Royal Marines for their generous donation. https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/bases-and-stations/marines-base/stonehouse

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ACE Fitness session

A fitness session with our very own Jason Aquaman from Ace Swimming- get ready for a roasting! www.aceswimming.co.uk Normal price £6

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Palm Tree Yoga class voucher

Join Sophie for a safe, fun and mindful body and soul yoga journey. Normally £8 Check it out www.thepalmtreeyoga.com/

£6 or more

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KAPOW Accessories

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Claire Doyle Marketing- the Blue Mind

We know that by being on, in, under or by the water makes us happier but do you know why? You may see us use #bluemind a lot but to find out more about this amazing movement then read all about it in Blue Mind by Wallace J. Nichols- the blue marble will make a lot more sense then too. RRP £10.99 This donation from Claire Doyle Marketing - whom I shared a passion for this book in the past & I carry my marble with me too! Thanks Claire

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Flotsam Prints- Flying Fish Swimhats

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Mai Adventures Water Canteen

These beautiful, insulated refillable water bottles, rrp £18.50 have been donated by Mai Adventures. https://www.maiadventures.co.uk/

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Handmade Hardback Notebook

Handbound note book- made by M H Bristow- bookbinder, restoration and conversation. Bespoke just for us- thank you so much Mac RRP £15- you can get one for £13!

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Danielle Tweedie Print

Receive one of Danielle's beautiful prints of Firestone Bay, in A4 size Normal price £17.50 Check them out on danielletweedie.etsy.com/

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Knead Pizza Voucher- from Lord High Admiral

The Lord High Admiral are offering you a voucher worth £25 for their insanely delicious fresh pizzas. Check them out at //the-lha.co.uk/

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The Black Pug Press

Laura, designer, maker, illustrator and printmaker from the Black Pug Press is offering up one of her unique, incredible prints Normal price £22 linktr.ee/theblackpugpress

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ACE Open Water Swimming session

A 1:1 with our very own Jason from ACE. A coached session with Jason working on sea swimming techniques and skills. www.aceswimming.co.uk/ Normal price £22.50

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Firestone Outdoor Swim Club

These very local, organic, printed in Plymouth tee-shirts haven't even been launched yet- so you will be the first. Thank you to Mary and the Outdoor Swim Club for donating them Norma price £22

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Laura Yoga Physio 1:1 session

Wow- Laura will work with you for either a 1:1 60 min tailored yoga session via zoom (with recording) worth £40, OR a 60 min deep tissue massage again worth £40. Incredible bespoke package check out www.laurayogaphysio.com

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Sarah Trotter Art- choice of reward

Well, you can either choose the Turtley Awesome Cossie (low back & high rise leg to show off your wings & peach) OR the Queen Bee You To The Full 202 x 20x artist print- with hand finished detail thank you to the Turtley Awesome Queen Bee Sarah Trotter. RRP £35 AND which ever one you win you'll always receive some Animal inspired mindful colour me in's too. Check out Sarah's website at http://linktr.ee/SarahTrotterArt

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Outdoor photo shoot with digital images

John Baldry Photography will be at your disposal for a 30 minute photo shoot. John is used to taking incredible outdoor shots, whether they are active, fun or calm- he will then supply you with the digital images. (Covid guidelines applicable)

£35 or more

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Hutong Cafe- Coffee and Bagels for 4

Bagels and coffee for 4 from the delicious Hutong's https://www.facebook.com/TheHutongCafe/ Normal price £40

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Plymouth RNLI Lifeboat and Boathouse Tour

A bespoke experience visiting Plymouth Lifeboat station, our very own Tors will make you a cuppa whilst you chat with the Coxswain over cakes and take a tour of the Lifeboats. (Covid guidelines, size of group/age of group due to insurance applicable) plymouthrnli.org/

£40 or more

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The Rock Pool Project Safari for 4

Be able to discover the incredible marine life found around our beautiful coasts with a rock pool safari, linktr.ee/therockpoolproject Normal price £49

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A tour of the Port & Sound with the Harbour Master

The Plymouth Pilot boat will take you out and give you a bespoke tour of the Port of Plymouth and Plymouth Sound. A unique experience, check out Cattewater Harbour Commission's website at https://plymouthport.org.uk/ (Covid guidelines applicable)

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'3 Buoys' Merchandise

£50s worth of merchandise from the Apparel & Clothing group who bring style and comfort to open water swimming Thank you for your donation team Check them out at www.3buoys.co.uk/

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Starboard Rash Vest- ladies, m, long sleeved

Holly Pye, Starboard SUP Team Rider, her lovely Sponsors SUP North Devon have gifted this rash vest, UV Resistant, rrp £49.99.

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Bench Allen Sex Shells Print

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An Evolve Organic Facial With Enhance Plymouth

Ahhhhhhh, a stunning and relaxing facial at Enhance, the Luxury Beauty and Spa Therapy in the Royal William Yard. Normal price £60. Thank you Enhance, check them out at www.enhanceplymouth.co.uk

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A SUP river journey experience with Mai Adventure

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YOKE- cut, blow dry & Kerastase treatment

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£90 or more

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Family SUP session for 4 with SW SUP

Donated by South West SUP- a family session for 4 people from our very own Marcus Normally £100

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Kayak session at the Mount Batten Centre for 6

A 2 hour session for 6 people (min age 8) with all kit, equipment and instructor with the fabulous team over at the Mount Batten Centre. Worth a whooping £120 https://www.mount-batten-centre.com/

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SUP session for 6 with the Mount Batten Centre

Our very own Tors will instruct you for 2 hours, at the Mount Batten Centre, where all equipment, kit are included (min age 11). The Mount Batten Centre has a beautiful location to appreciate everything that the waters in Plymouth have to offer. This would normally be £120 https://www.mount-batten-centre.com/

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Plymouth Jet Ski Safari Gift Voucher

A new venture from an experienced team Gareth and Gary, they are passionate about promoting safety within the water sports sector and is actively working towards improving the reputation of personal watercraft users by forging relationships with other water users like us. We are so thrilled by their generous donation of a £200 gift voucher to this rewards page, thank you Gents. Check them out at www.plymouthjetskisafari.co.uk

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