RNLI lifeguards rescued 15 people who had been caught by a rip current at Croyde on Sunday.
The swimmers and surfers were swept out to sea as the current gained momentum.
RNLI lifeguard Archie Willis responded on the Rescue Water Craft (RWC) while his colleagues went in on rescue boards and tubes to bring the casualties in.
Phil Hill, RNLI lifeguard manager said: “Sunday was probably one the busiest days the RNLI lifeguards have had all season.
“The lifeguards did a great job using all the resources on the beach, we had a couple of rescue boards which acted as floating platforms for the casualties to hold on to while the lifeguards went backwards and forward to bring them safely back to shore.”
On Monday the RNLI lifeguards in Croyde were back in action, this time RNLI lifeguard James Bunney rescued three people on a rescue board, while his colleagues helped a further five back to shore safely.