Surf lifesavers from Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club and the Far North Coast Branch were kept busy this morning with two emergency call-outs to Tallow Beach.

The second was a serious incident and resulted in the successful rescue of a body-boarder who was swept around the point and on to rocks.

At around 7.30am surf lifesavers were called to respond to two swimmers in trouble at the northern end of Tallow Beach.

Rescue craft were dispatched to the scene but were stood down before they arrived after a boardrider managed to assist the swimmers back to shore.

Less than an hour later they received a call to the same location to rescue the stranded body-boarder.

“Rough seas and strong winds made for dangerous conditions along this stretch of coastline today and the body-boarder was being pushed up against rocks,” Surf Life Saving NSW said.

“The only rescue craft which could safely reach the body-boarder was the Surf Rescue Jet Ski, which did well to retrieve the person in extremely difficult conditions.

“The patient was returned to the shore and was treated for cuts and abrasions.”

The Jetski remained in the Tallow Beach area for some time after, warning swimmers and surfers to leave the water as large movements of rough water continued to make conditions very dangerous along the unpatrolled stretch of coast.