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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 19.28 📟 – Launch 78/18

July 15th, 2018

UK Coastguard paged our volunteer crew following a report they had received of persons stuck on the cliffs near Southerndown. Once the lifeboat arrived on scene the crew established the persons were experienced climbers using

Shout 19.28 📟 – Launch 77/18

July 15th, 2018

Atlantic 85 launched following a report made to UK Coastguard of a jet ski which had overturned and was being towed another jet ski. Upon arriving at the scene in Newton Bay it was established

Shout 19.01 📟 – Launch 76/18

July 14th, 2018

Our volunteers were paged by UK Coastguard following a report they'd received from Porthcawl NCI of two people cut off by the tide in Dunraven Bay, with an hour still to go until high water.

Shout 16.48 📟 – Launch 75/18

July 14th, 2018

Our volunteers were paged by UK Coastguard to rescue a person in the water off Newton Point. The casualty had been swept by the current around the point from Trecco Bay and was being assisted