Red Rescue was born in 2017, when the RNLI International Team came to Red Paddle Co with a problem. Their aim to reduce the catastrophic Global Drowning figures, by increasing accessibility to lifeguard training & equipment in LEDC’s like Bangladesh and Tanzania, had hit a road block so to speak. The traditional hard rescue boards used in surf environments were too expensive and impractical to transport to remote regions. This limited the drowning preventions that they could deliver in these critical areas. They needed kit that could easily be taken with them, stand the test of time and of course: offer performance without compromise.
With the goal of making an inflatable rescue board which met the impeccably high standards of both Red and the RNLI: we set about making a prone board, which not only matched a hard board’s performance – but bettered it. Headed up by Lewis Durant (an ex-professional Beach Lifeguard of 6 years), our in-house Tec Air design team began the innovative and methodical process of bringing over a decade of Red expertise to the Lifesaving Industry. After two years of R&D alongside RNLI Lifeguards, the 10’4″ Inflatable Prone Board was born and our journey had truly begun. Using industry leading inflatable technology and only the finest materials, we are driven by the guiding principle of giving our Lifesavers unparalleled Performance Under Pressure
The Red International Group