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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

Launch 108/18 – 📟 10.30

November 25th, 2018

Whilst on training exercise our volunteer crew onboard our Atlantic 85 lifeboat were flagged down by a windsurfer to the east of Hutchwns Point. He was experiencing difficulties due to the tide and wind conditions

Launch 106+107/18 – 📟 16.32

November 23rd, 2018

Both lifeboats launched on service to conduct a search. All resolved and lifeboats were stood down and returned to station.

Launch 105/18 – 📟 13.40

November 4th, 2018

Porthcawl's Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched following a report of persons cut off by the tide at Newton Point. UK Coastguard had been alerted to the incident by Porthcawl NCI who had seen someone attempting

Launch 103+104/18 – 📟 09.27

October 29th, 2018

Our volunteers launched both lifeboats to conduct a search and assist with a multi-agency incident.