A further tasking came from UK Coastguard as the lifeboats were rehoused within the lifeboat station for two surfers struggling against offshore winds at Rest Bay.

The Atlantic 85 lifeboat was relaunched within minutes and made its way to Rest Bay. The crew located the two surfers who were slowly making some progress back to the shore. The crew stood by and monitored the surfers until they got back to the beach and were then stood down from the incident and returned to the lifeboat station.

The health crisis has hit our income hard. Lockdown halted the fundraising events we rely on to power our lifesaving service. Our volunteer crew have remained ready to launch 24/7 throughout the coronavirus pandemic. To support us with a donation visit: Porthcawl RNLI Lifesavers’ Fund 2021.