32 clubs from around the UK are taking part in the National Surf Lifesaving Championships at Holywell Bay and Portreath Beach in Cornwall.
Around 1,000 competitors are taking part this week, ranging from veterans to young children.
Some participants are as young as seven-years-old. Those interested in the activity say they are not too young to earn their lifeguard qualification.
There are three different types of championships:
- 15 Aug-16 Aug Youth SurfChampionships at Holywell Bay, Cornwall
- 18 Aug-19 AugNipper Surf Championships at Holywell Bay, Cornwall
- 26 Aug-27 AugOpen Surf Championships at Portreath Beach, Cornwall
Organisers also say people are never too young to become water confident, so perhaps one day, they can help someone else who may be in trouble, and it can lead to a "lifeguard competency award".