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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 54/19 – 📟 7.41pm

July 15th, 2019

Tasked by UK Coastguard to assist with a multi agency incident at Kenfig Sands. Porthcawl's D Class lifeboat launched to assist.

Launch 53/19 – 📟 1.12pm

July 14th, 2019

UK Coastguard requested the launch of our Atlantic 85 lifeboat following a report of an inflatable dinghy with two people onboard who were attempting to paddle out to fairy buoy. The report had come from

Launch 51+52/19 – 📟 6.21pm

July 13th, 2019

Porthcawl’s volunteer crew were tasked to two personal watercraft’s (PWC’s) half way between Porthcawl and Lynmouth. One PWC had suffered steering failure whilst the other was likely to run out of fuel due to the

Launch 50/19 – 📟 3.17pm

July 11th, 2019

UK Coastguard requested the launch of our D Class lifeboat to check on a group of seven people cut off by the tide at Dunraven Bay. All were happy to stay in their location until the