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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 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