Kite Surfer in difficulties

Date: Friday 19 April 2019

Location: Off Pendower Beach, Gerrans Bay

Weather: E 3, Slight Sea and Swell, Good Visibility, Sunny

Inshore lifeboat: (Launched 13:30 / Returned 14:20) – Jamie Connolly(Helmsman), Tamara Brookes, Chris Simpson


At 13:22 Falmouth Coastguard requested that Falmouth Inshore Lifeboat be launched following reports from the Portscatho NCI Lookout of a Kite Surfer in difficulties off Pendower Beach. The Portscatho Coastguard Cliff Rescue Team were also tasked to assist.

The Inshore Lifeboat launched from her slipway at 13:30 and having rounded Zone Point headed up to the east arriving on scene off Pendower Beach at 13:50. The Kite Surfer had managed to make the shore unaided so once the Portscatho Coastguard Team were on scene at 14:00 the Inshore Lifeboat was released to return to its station.

The Inshore Lifeboat was recovered onto its slipway at 14:20 where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service by 14:35.

The Kite Surfer had got into difficult when he had become separated from his board.