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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 4+5/19 – 📟 6.38pm

January 6th, 2019

Both Porthcawl's Atlantic 85 and D Class lifeboats were tasked by UK Coastguard to conduct shoreline and parallel track searches as part of a multi agency incident.

Launch 3/19 – 📟 3.39pm

January 5th, 2019

The Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched on service following a report of a Stand Up Paddleboarder struggling in the rip current at the point in Rest Bay. Our colleagues at Porthcawl Coastguard were also tasked

Launch 2/19 – 📟 9.58am

January 5th, 2019

The D Class lifeboat was tasked by UK Coastguard to investigate an object in the water approximately half a mile south east of Porthcawl Point. The volunteer crew arrived on scene to find a log

Launch 1/19 – 📟 2.11pm

January 1st, 2019

The Atlantic 85 was launched on service, being tasked by UK Coastguard to conduct an expanding square search to the south of Porthcawl. The lifeboat conducted a thorough search of the area and found no