Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 11:18am to reports of a kite surfer in difficulty between Bexhill and Normans Bay. After launching into rough seas, the ILB and her volunteer crew made their way to the search area and after carrying our a thorough sweep through the search area, with nothing found and the surfer now thought to be ashore the ILB was stood down. Eastbourne All-Weather Lifeboat was also tasked to assist with this tasking.