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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 13.35 📟 – Launch 77+78/17

November 5th, 2017

Both our D Class and Atlantic 85 lifeboat were launched on service to assist Coastguard and Police with an incident in the Southerndown area.

Shout 13.59 📟 – Launch 76/17

November 4th, 2017

D Class lifeboat was launched to a windsurfer who got into difficulty and was swept across Newton Point. The windsurfer managed to make it out onto the rocks. Whilst on scene a second wind surfer

Shout 13.11 📟 – Launch 75/17

November 2nd, 2017

The D Class lifeboat 'Jean Ryall' was launched on service at the request of UK Coastguard following a report of a person and a dog cut off by the tide at Rest Bay. The crew

Shout 14.45 📟 – Launch 73+74/17

November 1st, 2017

Both inshore lifeboats launched at the request of UK Coastguard to 2 people cut off by the tide near Nash Point. The Atlantic 85 was first on scene and established that due to the location