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people die

around the UK and Ireland coast each year. Know what to do: #RespectTheWater


lifeboat launches

at Porthcawl in 2016. The busiest RNLI inshore lifeboat station in Wales! Know what to do: #RespectTheWater


rnli lifeguard incidents

involve rip currents. Know what to do: #RespectTheWater


average UK sea temp

cold water shock occurs below 15°C. Know what to do: #RespectTheWater

Know the risks:


The temperature of our waters can steal the air from your lungs and leave you helpless in seconds.


Around half the people who drown slip, trip or fall into the water. They don’t expect to get wet.


Our waters are dangerously unpredictable with waves, tides and hidden currents that can catch you out.

Latest Shouts in Porthcawl

Shout 20.12 📟 – Launch 46/18

May 20th, 2018

Our volunteers launched our Atlantic 85 at the request of UK Coastguard. National Coastwatch Institution - Porthcawl had been monitoring a group of four Stand Up Paddleboarders and were concerned for some of the group

Shout 12.46 📟 – Launch 45/18

May 20th, 2018

UK Coastguard requested the launch of our Atlantic 85 to a speedboat which had broken down near Kenfig Patches with four adults and four children onboard. The vessel was taken under tow and towed back

Shout 21.28 📟 – Launch 43+44/18

May 19th, 2018

UK Coastguard requested the launch of our lifeboats after clothes were found folded alongside Ogmore river and there was a report someone had left the pub and gone for a swim. South Wales Police and our lifeboats conducted a

Shout 20.01 📟 – Launch 41+42/18

May 18th, 2018

UK Coastguard requested the launch of our lifeboats to recover a person from the water off Porthcawl seafront. Casualty care was administered by the crew onboard the lifeboat and then passed onto the ambulance service