Current Wind Speed

0.0

mph

Current Wind direction

WNW

Rainfall Today

0.0

mm

Current temperature

15.9

°C

Adjusted for British Summer Time when applicable

190

people die

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

80

lifeboat launches

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

60%

rnli lifeguard incidents

involve rip currents. Know what to do: #RespectTheWater

12°C

average UK sea temp

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

Know the risks:

risk-shock

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

risk-intowater

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

risk-rip

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

Latest Shouts in Porthcawl

LAUNCH 82/19 – 📟 4.24PM

September 14th, 2019

UK Coastguard requested the launch of our Atlantic 85 lifeboat to a broken down fishing boat with two people onboard near the Kenfig Patches buoy. The boat was taken under tow and back to the

Launch 80+81/19 – 📟 4.58pm

September 1st, 2019

UK Coastguard tasked our volunteer crew to a person in the water. Initial information was unclear as to whether the location was Newton Point or Rhych Point. Both our Atlantic 85 and D Class lifeboats

Launch 78+79/19 – 📟 7.21pm

August 30th, 2019

UK Coastguard tasked our volunteer crew to a report of a person cut off by the tide south east  of Witches Point. Both the Atlantic 85 and D Class lifeboats were launched on service and

Launch 77/19 – 📟 6.08pm

August 30th, 2019

UK Coastguard tasked our volunteer crew to two children reported to be in difficulty at Trecco Bay. The D Class lifeboat was launched on service but was stood down shortly after launching when it was