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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 97/19 – 📟 3.52pm

December 1st, 2019

Our volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard following a report 2 surfers were struggling against the current and being swept around Hutchwns Point from Rest Bay. As the lifeboat arrived on scene we found

Launch 95+96/19 – 📟 1.56pm

November 23rd, 2019

Our volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard to a group of 6 people and 2 dogs who were cut off by the tide at Nash Point. The group had walked from Llantwit Major along

Launch 94/19 – 📟 11.40am

November 4th, 2019

Our volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard to conduct a search off Ogmore By Sea to investigate reports of an object in the water. The crew launched our Atlantic 85 lifeboat and whilst searching

Launch 93/19 – 📟 3.00pm

October 27th, 2019

Our Atlantic 85, Rose Of The Shires was launched on service to a report a surfer had been swept around the point at Rest Bay. UK Coastguard had been alerted to the incident by the National